Balder the Brave, who is Thor’s half-brother in the comics, came close to making his MCU debut in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The presence of the Illuminati in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness became one of the most recurring topics of conversation, and although their line-up convinced fans, the debut of Balder the Brave, the brother of Thor.
Recall that in the most recent tape of the Sorcerer Supreme, the Illuminati was presented within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which among its ranks included Reed Richard, Charles Xavier, Black Bolt (regular members in the comics), Captain Marvel, Captain Carter and the Baron Mordo.
In this version of Universe 838, there was an idea to place Balder as the seventh member of the Illuminati, but this did not come to fruition.
Graham Churchyard, costume designer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, worked on a design for Balder’s look, even though no actors were cast for this role.
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“We got very far in the design of Balder the Brave and then we were waiting, and waiting, and waiting on the casting. I took it to a prototype stage, we were sort of into the design thing, gathering fabrics and ideas and waiting for an actor”.
Churchyard pointed out that Balder has been a character haunted by bad luck, since the first Thor movie sought to present the stepbrother of the God of Thunder.
“I’ve seen Marvel archive book designs of Balder’s helmet going back to Kenneth Branagh’s Thor. So, he’s been waiting a long time and I don’t think he’s going to show up anytime soon.”.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is already available in theaters in Mexico and Latin America.
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