In Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World fans were introduced to not only the Dark Elves but the Aether as well, and now based on new concept art it seems we were almost introduced to Thor’s secret brother, Balder the Brave. Concept artist Charlie Wen recently shared a new piece of art featuring our first look at Balder the Brave in Thor: The Dark World.
In the comics, Thor’s true mother is the goddess of Earth Gaea, while Balder is the son of Odin and Frigga making him Thor’s half brother. This concept has yet to be explored in the MCU as of yet but based on the potential introduction of Balder it almost did.
It does make some sense why Marvel chose to remove the character from the film as The Dark World was already overwhelmed by a number of new characters and concepts. However, it does raise the question of whether Marvel will introduce him in a future film in Phase 4 or beyond.
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