Gorr the Butcher of the Gods will be the new enemy of Thor in the 4th episode of the adventures of the hero of Asgard. But who is this terrifying character who has a grudge against the Divinities?
The latest trailer for Thor Love and Thunder has lifted the veil on the look of the big villain of this new opus: Gorr the Butcher of the Gods.
Played by Christian Bale, the latter appears terrifying with his grayish skin, his emaciated appearance and his yellow eyes.
This character, who will make his first steps in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, promises to pose big problems for noted Asgardian superhero, Thor.
The director Taika Waititi, already author of the 3rd opus, is convinced, Gorr the Butcher of the Gods will be a memorable antagonist, even more than Thanos.
“In my humble opinion, we have probably the best villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Christian Bale”he hammered for AP News May 5th.
WARNING, THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE IS LIKELY TO SPOIL PLOT ELEMENTS OF THOR 4 RELATED TO GORR’S PAST
WHO IS GORR THE BUTCHER OF THE GODS?
But who is this bad guy who has given himself the mission of slaughtering all the Gods (and no, he is not the purveyor of meat to the Divinities of Olympus)? Gorr was created in 2013 by screenwriter Jason Aaron and cartoonist Russell Dauterman. He first appeared in the comic book Thor: God of Thunder #2.
Over 3000 years old, Gorr is an alien from an unknown planet. The latter lived through famine and misery, seeing his mother die before his eyes to protect him from bloodthirsty beasts.
The inhabitants of his planet were devout believers, worshiping the Gods and praying to them with ardor. When Gorr started a family himself, he saw his pregnant wife perish in a landslide and his children starve. From then on, Gorr lost the Faith and was banished from his tribe.
From there, he will feed a fierce hatred towards the Divinities, responsible according to him for his misfortunes. Completely devastated, Gorr goes into exile. He then comes across two gods who are killing each other. One of them is called Knull, a very powerful and very ancient being at the origin of the creation of the Symbiotes.
They are an alien race from the planet Klyntar. Symbionts are amorphous, intelligent and parasitic. They feed on the emotions of their hosts and are able to influence their psychology and metabolism, like adrenaline rushes (much like Venom).
GORR SWITCHES TO THE DARK SIDE
Gorr picks up a Symbiote from Knull during the fight and lets himself be overwhelmed by its darkness, granting him his superpowers.
His strength then becomes superhuman. He can also fly at near the speed of light and control shadows in an effort to create weapons or minions for himself.
Gorr can thus satisfy his vengeance towards the Gods, silent in the face of his past misfortunes. Armed with his Necroblade, an evil conscious sword, he begins to slaughter the Divinities of the universe with all his might.
We can get a glimpse of this weapon’s ability to warp reality and manipulate space in the latest trailer, when Thor faces Gorr amidst a strange black-and-white landscape.
A DEADLY REPUTATION
He is thus given several nicknames, which recall his terrifying thirst for blood: “the Butcher of the Gods”, “the Massacrer of the Gods”, “the Killer of the Gods”, “Gorr the Redeemer”, “the Black Butcher” or “the Cloud Tracker”.
Thor will therefore have his work cut out to overcome such a powerful enemy. The help of Mighty Thor will not be too much to support him in this task!
Will he be able to put an end to the divine butchery caused by this Godslayer? Will Zeus bear the brunt of Gorr’s boundless resentment? Answer in theaters on July 13.