Reports suggest that actor Christian Bale may join the cast of the prepping 'Thor' movie, "Thor: Love and Thunder", directed by Taika Waititi, with fans wanting him to play horse-faced 'Beta Ray Bill', an apparent monster who unexpectedly turns out to be a great hero and the first being outside of 'Asgard' as being worthy to wield 'Mjolnir, the hammer of 'Thor':
Created by writer/illustrator Walt Simonson, 'Beta Ray Bill' debuted in "The Mighty Thor" #337 (November 1983), as an alien of the 'Korbinite' race.
"...his life force and consciousness were transferred by scientists of his race into the body of an alien carnivorous equine-like beast that had been bionically restructured into a cyborg.
"Courtesy of highly advanced genetic engineering, the character possesses vast superhuman strength, speed, stamina and durability and a highly extended lifespan.
"His weapon, 'Stormbreaker', also has the same properties as Thor's hammer, 'Mjolnir' and includes the ability to transform into a cane when struck upon the ground and return Bill to his unaltered Korbinite form..."
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