It seems like today is Marvel movie spoilers day, as very late last night the Iron Man 2 Easter Egg scene leaked, and now an image of The Destroyer in Marvel’s upcoming Thor movie might have hit the net.
Since many of you might not want to see anything from Thor or learn about a character that might be in the movie, everything is after the jump. But if you’ve read Thor comics, or are familiar with the tales of Loki, Odin and the world of Asgard, it looks exactly like you’d expect.
The first thing to know is Latino Review has landed the image and due to RSS readers, the image in question is all the way at the bottom of this article. According to their source:
The Destroyer is sent to earth by Loki to destroy Thor. It stands at about 9 feet tall.
Since I haven’t read a Thor comic in a very long time, here’s what wikipedia has on The Destroyer:
The Destroyer is an enchanted suit of armor forged by Odin, and when it first appeared it was hinted that the Destroyer had been created as a weapon to face some dark menace from the stars. It is first seen residing in the Temple of darkness in Asia. The Destroyer is used by Thor’s arch-foe Loki on several occasions, and each time has actually come close to killing Thor.
The character first appears in Journey into Mystery #118 (Jul. 1965) and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
Debuting in the Silver Age of Comic Books, the Destroyer has featured in over four decades of Marvel continuity and other Marvel-endorsed products such as animated television series; video games, and merchandise such as action figures and trading cards.
Reading over its history, it’s pretty clear he could be in Thor, and when you compare images from the comic and Marvel’s website to what Latino Review landed, it seems like the image could be real. Also, the bags at the base of the picture are always used on movie sets.
Next let’s review the synopsis from Thor:
The film follows the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
When you read that last line, The Destroyer could easily be one of the “darkest forces of Asgard.”
Finally, here’s a bit more from wikipedia:
The Destroyer is lifeless on its own – although it can act independently for short periods- until animated by the life-force of a sapient living being. Even when so animated, the Destroyer retains a rudimentary base personality that will eventually subvert the host unless a strong-willed individual is in control, such as Thor or Loki. Odin is also able to cast a spell that can force the animating persona from the armor and deactivate it. Once animated, the Destroyer possesses the strength to exceed beings such as Thor and is almost totally invulnerable. The armor also has the ability to project blasts of energy/heat/concussive force, emit a disintegration beam activated via its visor, manipulate electro-magnetism and molecules and achieve flight.
When you read all about its powers, it’s pretty clear if it’s in the movie, it’s going to be one awesome battle scene.
here’s the image Latino Review landed. What do you all think?