SOME HUMONGOUS SPOILERS (IF TRUE) BELOW, SO READ ON AT YOUR OWN RISK
So apparently English stuntman/Marvel guy Andrew Lawden is tired of cashing Marvel Studios paychecks, because according to reports, Lawden recently did an interview with something called BombadRadio (a “Star Wars” web podcast, by the looks of their site) and spoiled some huge plot points from Marvel’s upcoming “Thor: The Dark World”, along with some juicy tidbits from Shane Black’s “Iron Man 3”, the trailer for which is due tomorrow.
So who is this Lawden fellow? According to Screen Rant:
Lawden may not sound or look familiar to audiences, but he’s the actor currently embodying the Iron Man armor during live promotions as part of Marvel and Disney’s extended publicity. Wearing Tony Stark’s armor while glad-handing and performing publicly isn’t the only perk of the job, it seems.
So yes, he’s actually employed by Marvel (though for how much longer after this, is anybody’s guess).
Well, there’s going to be a big fight sequence with The Mandarin, who’s the main villain, which will involve none other than forty different iron man suits. There’s an amazing rescue where The Mandarin basically wants to bring down the American government and kill the President, and he launches an attack on Air Force One. All of them – the President and his men and staff – get sucked out of the plane, and Iron Man rescues them by forming this amazing human chain in the sky.
There’s some pretty spectacular stuff that goes on. There’s an amazing sequence where he has this rooftop house that he builds to store all his Iron Man suits, and it gets attacked by The Mandarin and these gunships […] I was shocked to discover there are like forty Iron Man suits written into this feature in various ways…so that’s going to be pretty impressive. But apparently he needs this Iron Man army to go up against The Mandarin’s forces.
We already knew about the “lots of Iron Men” running around bit, but all the POTUS stuff is new to me. There was also a scene near the end of the trailer preview that showed lots of flying “men”:
Thor becomes reunited with Jane who becomes possessed by a Dark Spirit, which is connected with the Dark Elves; a race the Asgardians have fallen out with many years beforehand […] The Dark Elves attack Asgard, and they take a huge hit. So Thor has to rebuild Asgard by putting together an army to go and take the battle to the Dark Elves and defeat them. But the only way he can do this is – he needs to cross over to the Dark World, and the only person who has access to the dark side of Asgard is his old brother Loki, who at the beginning of the film is locked up in prison.
So what happens is Thor basically has to negotiate this truce with Loki, and he goes on this great trek with Jane, all three of them. They go to this far side of Asgard, which is being shot in Iceland, where they train and assemble an army to go and attack the Dark Elves’ world.
But the exclusive twist…is that one of the things that happens during the Asgardian attack is that Thor’s mother gets killed. So it becomes like a vengeance thing. And they were keeping very tight-lipped about what actually happens with Loki, you don’t know whether he redeems himself or he’s still the bad egg.
So there you have it. IF TRUE (and I can’t stress that enough), some major plot points from “Thor 2” and “Iron Man 3” have just hit the net, and I suspect Marvel won’t be too pleased. But as I said with “The Wolverine” rumor about a possible cameo, netizens who actually read this stuff are so few compared to the moviegoing public, that Marvel might not care too much.
So what do you think, kids?