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As Joss Whedon's The Avengers cuts to black and begins its first round of end credits, there is a lasting image of the last surviving letter on the outside of Stark Tower: the letter "A." Given the chosen font, it was pretty obviously a nod to the fact that the building would wind up becoming The Avengers Tower - but as cool as that Easter Egg is, now there is a cooler story about the character (specifically about its current whereabouts).
Poor Jon Favreau. Not only was he replaced by Shane Black as Iron Man 3ís director but it has now been revealed that his character, Happy Hogan, was originally supposed to die in the blockbuster. Thankfully the studio had a change of heart and decided that Happy would end up in a coma instead.
There is now a massive threat looming over the Marvel Cinematic Universe. No, Iím not talking about Thanos, Iím talking about Civil War. Last night it was revealed that the massively popular 2006 comic book crossover will soon be coming to the big screen in the form of the MCUís Phase Three. We expect the consequences of the events to be tremendous, with at least some casualties. But who will be biting the bullet?
If you were going to hire Robert Downey Jr. to star in your comic movie, how much would you pay him? Take that number, head on into the story, and see how it compares to what he's bringing home for his role in Captain America 3.
With Marvel Comics revealing earlier today that they would be rebooting the famed crossover storyline Civil War, we immediately began speculating that the event would bleed into the goings-on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We suggested that it was possible that Captain America and Iron Man would end up going toe-to-toe at some point down the line, offering up The Avengers 4 as a possibility. It turns out that we may have been way off. It turns out that Civil War may actually be starting in 2016.
Before they teamed up to defeat Loki and his invading Chitauri forces at the end of Joss Whedon's The Avengers, Captain America and Iron Man didn't exactly get along. They eventually put their personal differences aside to fight evil and even became friends, but if new developments at Marvel Comics are any indication, it may not be too long before the two Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes once again find themselves at each other's throats.
This story likely will change if RDJ is scheduled to be on The View or The Today Show this morning. Stay tuned.
Both gazing into our crystal balls to look at the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and also back at the history of Iron Man comics, weíve come up with three possible plot directions that Marvel Studios may want to go with the potential Iron Man 4. Read through our ideas, and tell us what youíd like to see happen in the comments section!
One of the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe rumors is that Captain America, Thor and possibly Black Widow wonít appear in Avengers 3. Instead, they will be saved for another film down the line. If this proves to be true, Marvel needs to make sure that these secondary supeheroes to form the new Avengers team in the threequel.
Mel Gibson could be set for an almighty return to Hollywood, but itís all in the hands of Robert Downey Jr. The actor admitted that he could be tempted to issue Marvel with an ultimatum over his future as Tony Stark that declared he would only return if Gibson was allowed to direct Iron Man 4. Would Marvel allow the controversial character to oversee such a huge blockbuster? Would Downey Jr make such a request? Weíll just have to see.
"I'm sure we'll ride that thing. You've got to surf that all the way in to shore," Robert Downey Jr. recently said in an interview.
Earlier this week, Robert Downey Jr teased a a surprise! Naturally, I, like everyone else on the Internet, immediately jumped to the conclusion that we were about to see a trailer for The Avengers 2!
If you were to wind the clock back to 2007, a year before Iron Man put Robert Downey Jr. back on the map, you'd probably be hearing a lot of laughs. But for a man who had been written off by so many as unemployable, he had a true fan in Jon Favreau and that fandom lead to what many call the greatest casting decision in comic book movie history.
3D printing is opening up a whole new world of possibilities. For one little boy, 3D printing not only gave him a hand, but the hand of Iron Man.
Robert Downey Jr. is joining the fight for a Black Widow movie. But she's not the only Avenger he thinks deserves a shot in a solo adventure.