Review: Marvel Legends Gorr, from Thor: Love & Thunder
Updated: May 20
We know very little about Gorr in terms of his upcoming MCU appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder, other than he is being played by Batman actor Christian Bale. Gorr is one of the seven Love & Thunder Marvel Legends figures released in April 2022 ahead of the movie's release in July.
This review is written ahead of the movie release and is done so only with the information to hand via the packaging of each figure and the teaser trailer from late April 2022. I will update these reviews once the film has been released. This review may contain minor spoilers but only in the context of any information provided on the package or visually on the figure.
The Love & Thunder Gorr uses the standard Legends box with no specific accent colour and rather a strong use of the blue through red scheme we see in the movie logo from the box front. He is named simply Gorr and while this may be significant to the plot, the most likely reason for not using 'The Godbutcher' part of his title is to avoid any negative press when the figures arrive on store shelves. The two side panels carry a mirror image of Gorr, and this is repeated again on the reverse. Beneath this is the checklist for the Korg BAF and to the side of the image is the standard background text that simply adds more mystery and gravitas to the character.
"Wielding a strange and terrifying weapon, Gorr will let nothing stand in his way."
Gorr is an all-new sculpt and features a full pinless body. He is dressed in a simple white robe with a central sash and an over-the-shoulder cape. His skin tone is a slightly darker shade of off-white than the robes and features particular markings which may or may not be scars. His fingertips are black and there has been some speculation around this considering what this indicated when the feature appeared in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Both robes and cloak feature a texture similar to rough cloth and the sash piece is intricately sculpted with folded and creased cloth through to a simple tied fastening at the rear.
Each body part is cast in the base colour with paint applied over the top to create some subtle weathering at the base of the lower skirt, and a darkening and slightly pinkish skin tone around the scars up the arms.
The head sculpt leaves you in no doubt that this is Christian Bale, with such a crisp and clear likeness despite the bald head, pale skin, and deformities. These deformed sections are a similar scarring to the arms, but next to these we also have a purple rash that branches out on both sides of the head and down the neck.
The photo-real decor is intense, as it not only recreates realism for the Bale sculpt but the colouring is aligned to the Gorr makeup with purple eyes and a deep dark colouring around the eyes and a similar dark purple unnatural finish to the lips.
While we have not seen any images of Gorr save the ones on the figure's packaging, this is the best likeness of the Thor: Love & Thunder wave and the only concern would be how this look does line up with what we will see on screen. Will it be accurate? Or will Gorr be another figure who is flawed by being based on early concept art and designs?
You can remove the cloak from Gorr to give a second look for the figure. Again this may be something we see on screen, it