Love and thunder makeup test pictures
After playing the Caped Crusader in three films for Warner Brothers, Christian Bale finally joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder. Although the look of the live-action version of the character was changed from the source material, moviegoers still applauded Bale for the spookiness he brought to the character. In new behind-the-scenes snapshots of the actor’s first makeup test as the villain, you can see exactly what Marvel was thinking when casting the actor in the role.
Shared on Instagram by the practical effects artists at Odd Studio, Bale can be seen sporting a sinister smile in a group of photos showing off the character’s makeup. While Odd Studio handled the majority of the makeup, Allied FX helped find the right color for the character, while Mouth FX helped find the black bile that oozed from the villain’s mouth throughout the film. .
Bale previously told ComicBook.com that he wasn’t in the right shape for a specific Gorr look, so the studio and its artists came up with something else.
“I was coming out of a movie where you had to be quite lean,” Bale explained. “And then I saw the footage and I thought, ‘Well, that won’t be possible…and that thong thing that’s going on there. He looked in the comics like physically, you know, someone to reckon with. And I said, “Well, you know, that’s just not going to be possible in the state I’m in. And we have literally three days between me finishing a movie and going to Australia for quarantine and so I usually like to have a lot more time in between, but the pandemic meant things went that way. Taika Waititi, who directed Thor: Ragnarokreturns to lead Thor: Love and Thunder. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the film with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Jaimie Alexander, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn and Vin Diesel.
Thor: Love and Thunder is now in theaters.
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