The Best Iron Man and Hulk Rumor You Will Ever Hear!
As always, before you dive into articles like this, know that it's an unconfirmed rumor and that we can't be held accountable if it turns out to be completely false. We'll keep this spoiler free on the front page incase anyone really wants to remain unaware of what's going on and what could possibly be the best Marvel rumor ever. The only hint I'll give is that it involves the Iron Man and Hulk movies that are currently being filmed.
The idea of making a Marvel Avengers movie is fairly reasonable at this point, especially with DC's Justice League movie in pre-production. A couple of weeks ago we ran an article, Justice League vs Avengers, looking at the latest updates from both movies and considering which might turn out better. In that article, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada mentioned that the three key heroes for an Avengers movie are Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man, which happen to be the next three major movies in the works. The only one missing is Hulk, who has his own movie in the works arriving next summer as well. However, here's where things start to come together and we all start to grin.
AICN has a report from a scooper who says that, "they're shooting a scene TOGETHER!" He goes on to say that he believes that, "it's possible that the SAME SCENE or some variation of it might be in BOTH movies." If this turns out being true in some way, it could mean a variation of a few things. Either simply that they're recognizing the fact that the superhero / Marvel universe is singular (like how Superman Returns mentioned Gotham City), or, what we're all really hoping for, is that the Avengers movie is coming together in ways we've only dreamed of.
I've always said that it would be an incredible idea to film the same world disaster sequence in every major superhero movie that would eventually pull them together for an Avengers (if Marvel) or Justice League (if DC) movie. For example, something like if Galactus appeared in the sky at the end of Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Hulk, and you saw the same scene and then the reaction from each superhero. The problem is there is so much to control in Hollywood that it's nearly impossible to do this. Maybe, just maybe, Marvel is pulling it off.
For now, take this whole rumor with a grain of salt. I'd love to see this be true and I'd for it to play out exactly like we've dreamed an Avengers movie would happen, but only time will tell. Iron Man, directed by Jon Favreau, arrives in theaters on May 2nd, 2008. The Incredible Hulk, directed by Louis Leterrier, arrives in theaters on June 13th, 2008.
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