Christian Bale Circling Role in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

Christian Bale is in negotiations to join Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Love and Thunder,” Variety has confirmed.Should the deal happen, it would be Bale’s first big franchise movie since his final performance as Bruce Wayne/Batman in 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises.”The fourth film in the “Thor” franchise — which is slated to open Nov.

5, 2021 — will be directed by “Thor: Ragnarok” filmmaker Taika Waititi, with Chris Hemsworth playing the titular superhero, and Natalie Portman returning to the franchise since 2013’s “Thor: The Dark World.”Marvel had no comment.

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