A new report details that former Batman actor Christian Bale is in talks to star in Thor: Love and Thunder alongside Chris Hemsworth.

The report comes from Collider, who offer no details other than Bale is in talks to join the film. Jeff Sneider writes, “Bale’s role is being kept under wraps.”

While the report doesn’t mention what role Bale will play, folks took to Twitter to suggest or at the very least wish he will play Beta Ray Bill.

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Beta Ray Bill is no stranger to the MCU. The character’s image did appear in Thor: Ragnarok. You can see his face on the side of Grandmaster’s Tower indicating he was a past champion of the Grandmaster.

Related: Beta Ray Bill Cut from Thor: Ragnarok – Kevin Feige Explains Why!

Not only was there an Easter Egg to Beta Ray Bill in Thor: Ragnarok, but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige indicated a live-action version of the character was actually cut from the film.

“There was a Beta Ray Bill, but it was so quick that you would have the same complaints that you have now. He was in it a little bit more and it just didn’t do justice. And the feeling is, if you can’t do it justice, do it later.”

Rumor: Marvel Studios Developing Thor Spin-off Series Journey Into Mystery for MCU

While Beta Ray Bill was cut from Thor: Ragnarok, a recent rumor indicates Marvel Studios is working on developing a Disney Plus series called Journey Into Mystery.

That rumor indicated Beta Ray Bill would be introduced in the show and would be the focus of a number of the story arcs.

Beta Ray Bill

Related: Rumor: Lady Sif Disney+ TV Series in Development

A previous rumor in May indicated Marvel was developing a Lady Sif series that would also introduce Beta Ray Bill.

Thor: Love and Thunder will star Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie.

The film is directed by Thor: Ragnarok’s director Taika Waititi. The movie is expected to hit theaters on November 5, 2021.

Do you think if this report regarding Christian Bale is true that he will play Beta Ray Bill or do you think there is another character he could be playing?

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