Marvel Studios is releasing the latest movie this week: Thor: Love and Thunder. The film features Gorr the God Butcher, played by actor Christian Bale.
He looks very different from his comic counterpart in Thor: Love and Thunder. Both versions have gray skin and both run on two legs. But Bale’s version of Gorr lacks the iconic tendrils and black cloak. The live-action version also has a nose, while the comic version of Gorr has none.
Thor: Love and Thunder change
Part of the reason behind this change, according to director Taika Waititi, lies in the simple fact that the comic version looked too much like Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter franchise.
“His face in the comics, unfortunately, looks a bit like Voldemort. So I thought fans are going to make that connection right away. So we decided to ignore that design and keep the elements, and the fact that he has a sword. For us, his story is the most important thing about him.”
Thor: Love and Thunder show how Thor tries to find inner peace. A quest that is complicated when Gorr the God Butcher presents himself, a deity who preys on all the gods of the universe.
Fortunately, Thor gets help from Jane Foster (now Mighty Thor) and Valkyrie, as well as Korg to fight him.