Christian Bale Admits He Didn’t Know What The MCU Was Before 'Thor: Love And Thunder'

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Actor Christian Bale was unaware helium had entered immoderate benignant of “cinematic universe” erstwhile helium joined the formed of Marvel’s “Thor: Love And Thunder.”

The histrion — who played Gotham’s caped crusader successful the “Dark Knight” trilogy — precocious told Total Film helium didn’t adjacent cognize what the acronym “MCU” (Marvel Cinematic Universe) stood for earlier helium ditched DC Comics for the opposing multiverse.

“I’d work that, and radical would go, ‘Oh, look astatine this! He’s entered the MCU!’ And I’d go, ‘I’ve done what? I haven’t entered shit, convey you precise much,’” Bale said. “I’m like, ‘The MCU?’ I had to inquire what that was.”

The Oscar-winner besides recounted the hilarious infinitesimal helium learned astir his character, Gorr the God Butcher, a sinister Marvel supervillain helium didn’t adjacent cognize existed.

“I did marque the mistake of Googling [Gorr] and, ohio no! [In the comics,] helium runs astir successful a G-string each the time,” Bale told Total Film.

He added: “And I thought, ‘They don’t person the close antheral for that!’ And past [director Taika Waititi] rapidly dispelled immoderate notions of moving astir successful that.”

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Asked if helium had immoderate reservations astir portraying different comic publication quality aft playing Batman to captious acclaim, Bale rapidly banished the notion.

“Absolutely not, no. That didn’t adjacent participate into my caput astatine all,” helium said.

The Method histrion besides shared that helium and Waititi had discussed making the quality little superior and that he’d wanted to adhd a creation series inspired by vocalist Kate Bush, who precocious enjoyed a resurgence successful “Stranger Things.”

“There’s evidently benignant of a ‘Nosferatu’ flimsy attitude,” Bale said. “Taika and I wanted to bash a full dance, which we didn’t get to do, but we had each this benignant of Kate Bush worldly that we worked at. But I deliberation helium conscionable realized helium was ne'er going to beryllium allowed to enactment that successful the last film.”

“Thor: Love And Thunder,” the 4th installment of the “Thor” franchise, is acceptable to deed theaters connected July 8.

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