If you thought 2020 was already off to a weird enough start, imagine logging onto Twitter to see Beta Ray Bill as a trending topic. The cult Marvel hero has been a long-time favorite of Marvel fans around the world and thanks to new reports suggesting Christian Bale could be joining Thor: Love and Thunder, a lot of fans are speculating The Dark Knight alum could be the Korbinite hero. After all, the character was teased in Thor: Ragnarok, thanks to The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) and his gladiator fights. When you take the report and combine it with rampant fan speculation, it was only a matter of time before the movement began gaining some serious legs — especially when it's involving a character like Bill.
For the uninitiated, Beta Ray Bill has long been a supporting character of Thor's, having first appeared as an adversary in Thor #337 (November 1983). The character is essentially a counterpart to Thor but instead of being Asgardian or human, he's a member of the alien race that hails from Korbin. For the most part, those from Korbin are typically flat-faced beings without any noses but since Bill underwent some genetic modifications, he took on the appearance of an alien horse, forever cementing his role as a cult hero amongst cosmic Marvel fans.
Coincidentally enough, Beta Ray Bill's weapon of choice is Stormbreaker -- the name of the hammer Thor (Chris Hemsworth) now uses in the MCU post-Avengers: Infinity War.
Thor: Love and Thunder is set to hit theaters November 7, 2021.
Keep scrolling to see what Thor fans are saying about Beta Ray Bill! Who do you think Christian Bale could be playing in the fourth Thor? think it over and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
give us bale as beta ray bill, you cowards https://t.co/KnMgzlCn7O— The Brandalorian (@BrandonDavisBD) January 6, 2020
Christian Bale can do absolutely anything, therefore he can play a horse faced man.
Cast this man as Beta Ray Bill! pic.twitter.com/0AroZNgqpk— Declan Mckinney (@DeclanMckinney) January 6, 2020
I never in my life expected to log into Twitter and see "Beta Ray Bill" trending. pic.twitter.com/LTMCIzZlmS— Wraith of X-Mas Future (@Ringwraith10) January 6, 2020
Somebody tell Christian Bale they'll do Beta Ray Bill digitally before he starts working out how to actually become a Space Horse pic.twitter.com/wZXnhMzWMo— Beta Ray Bills (@Avalangelist) January 6, 2020
Beta Ray Bill is trending. What a time to be alive. pic.twitter.com/4oQV6ZKfS8— DontBlinc (@ItsDontblinc) January 6, 2020