Christian Bale almost turned down the opportunity to play the lead in “Thor: Love and Thunder”. When he learned that his character in the movie walked around in a G-string, the Oscar-winning actor nearly declined the part.
Christian joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the evil Gorr the God Butcher, but before taking the role, Christian did some research on the character and was appalled to see that the comic book version depicted the character wearing a cape and a skimpy black thong.
According to the Hollywood celebrity, “I did search for him on Google, and oh no! He constantly moves around in a G-string (in the comics). They don’t have the right man for it, I thought.”
Christian brought up the concern with Taika Waititi, the director of the movie, and he assured him that the character would not be seen in any scanty underwear. Taika swiftly put any thoughts of running around in that to rest, he said.
The actor worried however that the director might have been having a little fun with him and that he still had the authority to utilize special effects to put him in the dreaded G-string. I always thought what he could do with this in front of a blue screen, he could chuck on whatever he wants later, Christian said, laughing.
Christian has played DC Comics’ antihero Batman in three movies, “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight,” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” but this is his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
When asked if he had any reservations about going back to the superhero universe, Christian responded, “Without a doubt. No. That was the last thing on my mind.”