Christian Bale, star of Thor: Love and Thunder, didn't know what MCU was before he joined the film

Christian Bale, star of Thor: Love and Thunder, didn't know what MCU was before he joined the film ...

Christian Bale, the villain of Thor: Love and Thunder, had not even heard of the Marvel Cinematic Universe before joining it as Gorr the God Butcher.

The Lord Voldemort-looking character will pursue Chris Hemsworth''s Thor next month, while the movie''s latest trailer teases a confrontation with Tessa Thompson''s Valkyrie.

Despite its dominance since 2008, Bale admitted to Total Film that this now-multiverse had somehow escaped his attention.

"People would go, ''Oh, look at this!'' And I''d go, ''I''ve done what?'' I''ven''t entered shit, thanks you so much," Bale said.

"I''m like, ''The MCU?'' I had to ask what was involved."

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Bale outlined his theories about Gorr''s evolution, revealing that there was, "There''s obviously a Nosferatu slight bias." Taika [Waititi, director, and I decided to do a whole dance, which we didn''t get to do, but we had all of this kind of Kate Bush stuff we worked at. I think he just realized he was never going to be allowed to put it in the final film.

"I would say that the most common thing I was watching was the Aphex Twin film of ''Come to Daddy.'' But I''ll know if it will be in the final film."

Hemsworth has questioned whether or not the film will unravel a long-running mystery about Thor and Jane Foster''s relationship.

Thor: Love and Thunder has a release date of July 7 in the United Kingdom and July 8 in the United States. The other three Thor films are now available on Disney+.