When asked why he signed on to “Love and Thunder,” in theaters July 8, Bale told Screen Rant that he “loved the script” and was immediately drawn to Waititi.
“For me, it was Taika. I loved ‘Thor” Ragnarok,’ as did my family. We also all loved ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ and then I had worked with Natalie [Portman] and wanted to work with Tessa [Thompson] and with Chris [Hemsworth],” Bale said. “It comes down to that, really. I just went, ‘Great!’ Loved the script, loved Taika’s description of the villain. ‘Let’s go do this.'”
He added, “There were some potential scheduling conflicts. I said to my family,