I’m not sure re: your question about Bale, but wasn’t Hela played fairly straight by Cate Blanchett in Ragnarok? It’s not a given that the villain in Blood & Thunder is gonna be telling jokes left and right.
Sorry, I didn't mean he'd be playing a quippy funny villain, more so that it's more likely he's playing a villain because it makes more sense than him being a good guy delivering funny quips. I worded that poorly.
Blanchett may not have been throwing out zingers every second, but she absolutely was hamming it up something fierce. Bale isn’t going to go Oscar method.
Oh, no doubt! She looked like she was having a great time, and if they cast Bale, I expect no different!
Considering they’re apparently spending like $25 million per 25-minute episode of the D+ shows, it seems like money is just no longer a concern for Marvel Studios. If he’s limited to one movie, I would say that choice is Bale’s.
What kind of wack site is this
His lips are already perfect for Gorr, hope that is who we are getting out of this!
Oh man, there needs to be a call back to BB if he's the baddie
I don't know who that is.
He hasn’t shown up much because he is INSANELY OVERPOWERED. First a villain of the original Guardians of the Galaxy, then traveled back in time and tangled with the Avengers. The Korvac Saga actually has a controversial ending, because the Avengers come across as dickholes, so in some subsequent graphic novel collections, they amended the conclusion. He’s popped up in a couple things since, and last year’s Marvel 1000 introduced him back into the universe following a long absence. That could point to them bringing him back into the comic consciousness and prepping him for an MCU appearance.
I don’t know where it originated, honestly. Prices of Korvac’s first appearance have spiked hard in the last few weeks, and when I looked into it, collection speculator sites are saying it’s because word leaked that Bale would be playing him. Not an incredibly solid source, but I know from experience that speculators have been ahead of things with other properties in the MCU. I’m not vouching for its truthworthiness, I just thought it would be a fun thing to discuss. Korvac is a weird and little-known villain (who incidentally is also partly created by Jim Starlin, like Thanos), extremely overpowered, and central to one of the more fun and crazy Avengers storylines.
They would be crazy not to do Kang to follow a big time travel story, but it would be hard to build a whole multi-phase saga around him. I would be shocked if he doesn't pop up in the next 2-3 years
The only reason the Korvac speculation is interesting to me is the Korvac Saga itself which is pretty wild, not the character. And this is kinda devil's advocacy but the thing that is nice about Korvac is they could really do whatever they want with him, he isn't nearly as iconic as Thanos