Even though it set an MCU record for the shortest time between the first footage reveal and its actual release date, fans can finally start to get excited about Thor: Love and Thunder. The Multiverse of Madness is now out the way, and we’ve been given two trailers for the 29th installment in the franchise.
It wasn’t until the second trailer that fans were given their very first look at who will be the main villain of the piece, Gorr the God Butcher. Set to be played by Christian Bale, this character genuinely has the potential to be a top-tier antagonist in the MCU.
Setting aside the, being brutally honest, devastatingly underwhelming character design, there is still every reason to be excited to see Gorr the God Butcher join the long list of MCU villains.
A recent addition to the Marvel Comics lore to be sure, but an instant hit with fans as one of Thor’s greatest ever foes. Introduced by Jason Aaron in 2012, there are no characters quite like Gorr.
He has an incredible story to tell, and if even a fraction of it is adapted into his MCU debut, it should be a huge success.
9. He Lost Everything
With a name like Gorr the God Butcher, a creature who became known for the brutal manner in which he murdered the gods of the cosmos, you have to assume he had a good reason for doing what he did.
Born into constant poverty on a nameless, dry planet under a burning sun that never set, Gorr and his family had nothing. Not even food or shelter. His father had passed, and while making a sacrifice to the gods his people blindly worshipped, his mother was eaten by sand tigers.
Years later, Gorr had a family of his own, though all but one of his children had been taken from him. His pregnant wife was killed as they starved, scared of leaving their cave for the unforgiving sun, before his last remaining child was also taken from him.
Left with nothing, and no answers or help from the gods, he lost all faith. He spoke out against the unseen deities, and was cast out from his people. He had nothing, until he found his rage…