Since we heard that Christian Bale is to become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans have been having a field day with who he will play in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.
The latest set pictures from Tom Hiddleston’s new series Loki, suggest that Bale will be arriving on screen as Dario Agger, aka Minotaur.
Now you probably wonder how they have come to this. I mean, we all know Marvel likes to keep everything under almost cloak-and-dagger style secrecy. Well, in the usual way some grainy on-set photos have been doing the rounds. Remember the grainy photos we got from Endgame?
One photo shows a bus with the “Roxxcart Evacuation Shuttle” on the side. Another photo has Hiddleston and co-star Owen Wilson in the rain. Hiddleston’s Loki is dressed in a suit bearing what appears to be the logo of the Time Variance Authority. Fans suggest it’s possible they all go up against the Roxxon Energy Corporation, whose CEO is… Dario Agger.
Keen eyed fans have also spotted previous Roxxon easter eggs; The large building in Iron Man, as the sponsor of one of the Monaco Grand Prix cars in Iron Man 2, and staff kept popping up through Iron Man 3. The company also appears in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Iron Fist, Daredevil, Agent Carter, and Cloak and Dagger.
So, how does this tie in to Thor: Love and Thunder?
In the comic book arc, Jane will take up the mantle of Thor – sorry if that was a spoiler for those unfamiliar with the comic storylines, but hey MCU often changes it a little. One of her greatest foes is none other than Agger. Agger has made a deal with dark forces that enable him to turn into Minotaur and he uses that power to exact revenge upon his enemies.
Now, I need to add that none of this has been confirmed and we are all just shooting at the targets and hoping something sticks at this stage.