By @HolocronJosh for @Mar_Tesseract
Russell Crowe will appear in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder in an unknown role, according to Deadline. His role is currently described as a cameo, and speculation was rampant that he would appear in Taika Waititi’s latest Marvel project after he was spotted around the cast and crew of the film.
Crowe is perhaps best known for his role in Gladiator, the 2000 Ridley Scott directed film that won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Crowe won Best Actor for his performance in that film. He has also appeared in Man of Steel as Superman’s father, Jor-El, as well as Les Misérables and 3:10 to Yuma.
Crowe joins a cast led by Chris Hemsworth, returning for his fourth solo Thor film and his first since the events of Avengers: Endgame. Natalie Portman also returns for the first time since Thor: The Dark World, although she did appear in Endgame via archive footage. Christian Bale will play the villain, and is no stranger to comic book films after his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed Dark Knight trilogy.
Thor: Love and Thunder is filming now in Australia, and is slated for a May 6, 2022 release.
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