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Gorr the God Butcher – the Thor supervillain’s history explained

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Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher, the main villain of Thor: Love and Thunder, is a “monster,” according to the actor. And if he’s anything like his comic book counterpart, that’s almost certainly an accurate description for the next big MCU villain.

While Gorr the God Butcher isn’t a household supervillain name like Lex Luthor, The Joker, Doctor Doom, or Thanos, he is a very well-regarded character from the beginning of a critically-acclaimed Thor run.

Described as a “galactic killer” by Marvel Studios, like his comic book inspiration, Gorr seeks the extinction of the gods.

Thor (whose “retirement” is interrupted by Gorr), is joined by King Valkyrie, Korg, and his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster now wielding Mjolnir as the Mighty Thor on a “harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.”

(Read all about Gorr’s origins and place in the Marvel Universe on Newsarama)