“Most recently, the character in question was about to make its debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Thor: Love and Thunder, but was then cut out again.”
“The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has grown and thrived since its debut with 2008’s Iron Man. Over the course of the first four MCU phases, a total of 29 films and 8 series have been added, spanning 14 years. This includes non-Marvel Studios Marvel series commissioned by Netflix, such as “Daredevil,” but excludes other non-Marvel Studios series.
“We’ve come a long way in designing Balder the Brave. We waited and waited and waited for the cast, and even made it to the prototype phase, putting materials and ideas together. Balder the Brave almost made it into ‘Thor,’ ‘Thor 2: Love And Thunder,’ and ‘Thor: Ragnarök,’ if I may simplify it. Then it was: ‘Woo-hoo! He’ll get an appearance!’ Poor fellow. I’ve seen sketches of Balder’s helmet in Marvel’s archive book going back to Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Thor.’ So he’s been waiting for a long time, and I don’t think he’s coming next.”
“Warning: Spoilers for “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” follow.”
“The missed opportunity to introduce Balder the Brave was probably in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder,’ which was Chris Hemsworth’s god of thunder’s first fourth solo appearance. A picture recently published with a look behind the scenes even shows that scenes with him have at least been prepared. Balder the Brave is not only a brother of Thor and Loki, but he is also part of the Illuminati in the comics, a mysterious group that met an inglorious end at the hands of the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen).
“It is said that director Sam Raimi’s team had a pretty big star on board for this cameo appearance: Daniel Craig. Although he recently denied the whole thing, the 54-year-old ex-Bond also had a mini-appearance as a member of the Imperial Stormtroopers in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. However, it remains to be seen if Craig will appear in any future Marvel films or series.”
“Marvel Knowledge: Who is Balder the Brave?”