In the tornado battle in Hancock when Hancock is fighting his "wife" there appears to be a huge (maybe mechanical) figure running through the destruction.

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It appears to be almost twice the size of the people in the crowd and towers over the cars. Who or what is this figure?

  • Pretty sure it's just a person jumping in the air or walking on something (maybe a part of a car?) – Walt Nov 3 '14 at 10:34
  • @Walt just watched that section again on Netflix, I could be wrong but I don't think so - the closest I can describe it as is Iron Monger from Iron Man 1... – Liath Nov 3 '14 at 10:42
  • @Walt oh good - I'm not going mad! – Liath Nov 3 '14 at 14:10
  • Sorry, you're right. It seems the internet was wondering about it too and the mystery has been solved (read below). – Walt Nov 3 '14 at 14:12

According to IMDb:

When the people are running away from the tornadoes, suddenly a strange character runs from the left to the right of the screen. The character is about twice as tall as everyone else, and looks like a robot. It's a street performer, on stilts and in costume.

The performer has been since tracked down. He's one of the costumed people roaming Hollywood Blvd. who pose for pictures.

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According to io9.com this is an extra who was wearing stilts.

Comic Book Movie has tracked down the man everyone is calling "the Hancock monster." It turns out he's a guy on stilts covered with seaweed, who roams Hollywood Blvd. and will pose for pictures for a few bucks.

However I've yet to find a more reliable source...

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  • It actually makes sense. I forgot this was filmed on Hollywood Blvd, it's full of these people. – Walt Nov 3 '14 at 14:18

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