Sunday, March 17, 2013
'Beta Ray Bill' In "Thor: The Dark World ?
While Marvel Studios continues post-production on "Thor: The Dark World", comic book fans are hoping that Marvel Comics' 'Beta Ray Bill', a staunch horse-faced ally of both 'Thor' and 'Asgard', will be teased somewhere towards the end of the new film.
Created by writer/illustrator Walt Simonson, 'Beta Ray Bill' debuted in Marvel Comics' "Thor" #337 (Nov. 1983), becoming the first being outside of the Marvel Universe's Norse pantheon deemed worthy enough to wield Thor's magic hammer, 'Mjolnir'.
First introduced as belonging to the 'Korbinite' race, Bill had his life force and consciousness transferred by scientists into the body of an 'equine'-like beast, bionically restructured into a cyborg.
Courtesy of advanced genetic engineering, the character has vast superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, an extended lifespan and superior hand-to-hand combatant skills.
Beta Ray Bill's main weapon, 'Stormbreaker', also has the same properties as Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, with the ability to transform into a cane when struck upon the ground and return Bill to his unaltered Korbinite form.
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