Stay After The Iron Man 2 Credits For Your First Look At Thor And Captain America

By Josh Tyler 2010-04-14 03:48:11discussion comments
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Marvelís grand plan to connect their superhero franchises together may start moving at a full-tilt sooner than expected. Remember that after the credits scene in the first Iron Man in which Sam Jackson showed up as Nick Fury to tease the possibility of a superhero team-up? Word is Marvel may have something similar in mind for Iron Man 2, only this time the character cameos will be Thor and Captain America.

The rumor comes from Italian site Bad Taste where they say Captain America and Thor will show up in Iron Man 2 after credits and it may also be the first time the ďAvengersĒ are referenced by name in a Marvel film. We already know from the Iron Man 2 trailers that Sam Jacksonís Nick Fury plays a prominent role in the sequel, and Fury should be at least partially responsible for putting the Avengers team together. Maybe heís even roped Tony Stark into recruiting, resulting in an after the credits scene in which Stark tries to hire Captain America and Thor for Furyís superhero team-up,,. but that's just a theory.

Chronologically, this seems kind of confusing. If the events in Iron Man 2 happen before the events of the upcoming Thor movie, then it wouldnít make sense for Tony Stark to talk about an Avengers team-up with a character who hasnít had his origin story yet. Thor should be nobody to Tony, at least not until after the Thor movie (due to be released in 2011). This could be solved by setting the events in Iron Man 2 after those in Thor. Just because the movieís coming out first doesnít mean the timeline has to work linearly, of course. Except a few weeks ago everyone seemed pretty certain that this scene from Iron Man 2 contained a cameo from Thor, a Thor before he became the superhero heíll become.

All the pieces arenít quite fitting together here but one thingís for certain: Iíll be sticking around after the Iron Man 2 credits.
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