Thor: Love and Thunder: Christian Bale Hated Filming With Green Screens

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The set of Thor: Love and Thunder introduced seasoned actor Christian Bale to the world of VFX green screens and apparently, he wasn’t a fan of the experience at .

Bale made his MCU debut in Thor: Love and Thunder playing Gorr the God Butcher, the film’s main antagonist who after losing his daughter takes possession of the Necrosword and seeks out the extinction of all the gods. He stars alongside Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson and Russell Crowe.

The MCU’s movies as well as most movies made in recent years are now known for their extensive use of VFX and green screens to generate fantastical environments and set pieces, something not all actors are comfortable with.

While in an interview with GQ to promote his latest movie Amsterdam, Bale recalled his first experience with VFX and green screens describing it as “the definition of monotony.” See his full comment below.

That’s the first time I’ve done that. I mean, the definition of it is monotony. You’ve got good people. You’ve got other actors who are far more experienced at it than me. Can you differentiate one day from the next? No. Absolutely not. You have no idea what to do. I couldn’t even differentiate one stage from the next. They kept saying, “You’re on Stage Three.” Well, it’s like, “Which one is that?” “The blue one.” They’re like, “Yeah. But you’re on Stage Seven.” “Which one is that?” “The blue one.” I was like, ‘Uh, where?’”

Despite making his first MCU appearance in Thor 4, Bale is no stranger to the superhero world having featured in The Dark Knight Trilogy, offering one of the most iconic Batman performances in Hollywood history. Only difference is Christopher Nolan, the trilogy’s director is famously known for going to great lengths to avoid the use of green screens which explains Bale’s inexperience in that area.

Considering the dislike for his first experience, it’ll probably be some time till we see Bale join the cast of another superhero film which is a tragedy indeed, seeing as his performance as Gorr was one of the few good things about Taika Watiti’s Thor 4.

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