Gorr Trends on Social Media After ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Teaser Hypes Epic Battle

Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fans are hyped to see Thor: Love and Thunder, partially to see Gorr make his silver screen entrance. However, there’s still plenty of big surprises that the upcoming MCU installment could hide up its sleeve. Gorr is going viral because of a sneak tease of an epic battle between him and Thor.

Christian Bale plays Gorr in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

'Thor: Love and Thunder' Christian Bale as Gorr with his hands on his white hood
Christian Bale as Gorr | Marvel Studios

Thor: Love and Thunder brings the powerful Gorr to the MCU, whose full name is Gorr the God Butcher. The antagonist is a vengeful galactic killer with the goal of killing all gods. He first appeared in the comics in Thor: God of Thunder in 2013. As a result, Gorr is one of the newer characters to enter the MCU.

Actor Christian Bale is bringing the character to life in the live-action adaptation. The character possesses “All-Black the Necrosword.” As a result, the next MCU installment is about to make Gorr a massive threat that will directly link to the blade’s intimidating forger, Knull. Additionally, Gorr has super superhuman strength, durability, and endurance.

Gorr hype is trending on social media after the ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ teaser

The new teaser for Thor: Love and Thunder gives MCU fans a closer look at the upcoming movie, which also displays Gorr. He clashes weapons with Thor that doesn’t necessarily point the direction of the fight in one direction or the other. It’s clear that he poses quite the threat to the powerful hero.

The Thor: Love and Thunder social media response instantly exploded in favor of Gorr. Audiences are excited to see how the new supervillain will play out in the upcoming installment. Tweets are calling the new footage “exciting,” while others call attention to how different Bale looks from the comic counterpart. Some are sharing photos of orcs, showing how they look more similar to the original character than the MCU’s iteration.

Nevertheless, Thor: Love and Thunder audiences can’t stop sharing the snippet between Thor and Gorr. The hero and villain approach one another and clash weapons with an abundance of epic destruction happening in the background.

Not all MCU fans are excited about how Gorr looks in Thor: Love and Thunder, but the villain is trending thanks to Bale’s performance and a clear display of a new major threat.

The villain is earning early praise

Social media is also referring to the initial Thor: Love and Thunder reactions from test audiences, who gushed over Gorr. They’re pointing to Bale’s performance and the character’s personal qualities. The MCU continues to introduce villains of epic proportions, including the Celestials. However, Gorr is a type of supervillain that has the potential to touch on a more human note.

Audiences love the quirky aesthetic in Thor: Love and Thunder, but how will it rank amongst their favorite existing installments? Some believe that the hero will ultimately die in the sequel, which would certainly put the franchise’s direction into a whole new direction moving forward.

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