Actor Christian Bale didn’t know he had entered a “cinematic universe” when he joined the cast of Marvel’s “Thor: Love And Thunder.”
The actor – who played Gotham’s caped crusader in the ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy – recently told Total Film he didn’t even know what the acronym “MCU” (Marvel Cinematic Universe) stood for before he ditched DC Comics for the opposite multiverse.
“I was reading that, and people were like, ‘Oh, look at that! He got into the MCU!” And I was like, ‘I did what? I didn’t get into shit, thank you so much,'” Bale said. “I’m like, ‘The MCU?’ I had to ask what it was.
The Oscar-winning actress also shared the hilarious moment he learned of his character, Gorr the God Butcher, a sinister Marvel supervillain he didn’t even know existed.
“I made the mistake of googling [Gorr] and, oh no! [In the comics,] he runs around in a thong all the time,” Bale told Total Film.
He added: “And I thought, ‘They don’t have the right man for this! So what [director Taika Waititi] quickly dispelled any thoughts of running in there.
When asked if he had any reservations about portraying another comic book character after playing the critically acclaimed Batman, Bale quickly dismissed the idea.
“Absolutely not, no. It didn’t even enter my head at all,” he said.
The Method actor also shared that he and Waititi discussed making the character less serious and that he wanted to add a dance sequence inspired by singer Kate Bush, who recently enjoyed a resurgence in “Stranger Things.”
“There’s obviously a kind of slight ‘Nosferatu’ attitude there,” Bale said. “Taika and I wanted to do a whole dance, which we couldn’t do, but we had all this Kate Bush stuff we were working on. But I think he just realized he wouldn’t be never allowed to put that in the final movie.
“Thor: Love And Thunder,” the fourth installment in the “Thor” franchise, is set to hit theaters on July 8.
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