Christian Bale needs to read up on his superhero comics.
The Oscar winner, 48, ditched the DC world for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he claims he does not know a thing about it.
The English method actor will next be seen in the MCU’s “Thor: Love and Thunder” and recently revealed to Total Film magazine that he had no hesitations about taking on another superhero role after starring in Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy.
“Absolutely not, no,” he said. “That did not even enter into my head at all. I’d read that, and people would go, ‘Oh, look at this! He’s entered the MCU! ‘ “
The “American Hustle” star went on, “And I’d go, ‘I’ve done what? I have not entered s – – t, thank you very much. ‘ I like, ‘The MCU?’ I had to ask what that was. ”
Bale plays villain Gorr the God Butcher in the fourth installment of the “Thor” franchise.
He looked unrecognizable in the teasers for the action flick, donning heavy white and gray makeup and prosthetics.
Bale also touched upon the chats he had with director Taika Waititi about making the character not too serious and how he wanted to add a dance sequence inspired by singer Kate Bush.
“There’s obviously sort of a ‘Nosferatu’ slight attitude,” the father of two noted. “Taika and I wanted to do a whole dance, which we did not get to do, but we had all this sort of Kate Bush stuff that we worked on. But I think he just realized he was never going to be allowed to put that in the final film. ”
“The Fighter” star then divulged that he went on a web search to research his role. However, that was a big mistake, and he was shocked at what he found.
“You sort of go, ‘I know what he does.’ It’s right there in the name, isn’t it? ” he continued. “But I did make the mistake of googling him and, oh no! [In the comics,] he runs around in a G-string all the time. And I thought, ‘They do not have the right man for that!’ ”
Bale explained Waititi decided to ax the G-string. “But I always did think what he could do with this in front of a blue screen,” he said. “He could chuck on whatever he wants later on.”
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Russell Crowe and Tessa Thompson will be joining Bale in the forthcoming superhero film, out July 8.