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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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
As groovy as this sounds, I'm definitely putting it in the Grain of Salt category. But I will say that taking back complete control of their properties and opening their own studio is the smartest thing that Marvel ever did. I haven't been too blown away by their animated DTDVD offerings, but it's a step in the right direction.
William Mize on Dec 4, 2007
As a comic book/movie/comic book movie fan, I'm ashamed of myself that I didn't think of that earlier! However, as both you and William caution, grain of salt. Fingers crossed, though.
Nathan on Dec 4, 2007
Well, Smallville has had scenes / episodes with other DC Superheros (as young'ns). Since the books go there... why not the movies? The only sad part is that when they try and WOW us with cool, sneaky, tie-ins... we always find out about it and spoil it. LOL Good work, I'll keep reading. No wonder JJ Abrams is being so secretive... and we found his stuff too. Whew... I need a Slusho...
Ian on Dec 4, 2007
Sounds cool, but don't think it will happen.....I JUST WANT THE DAMN BATMAN TRAILER!!!!!!!!!!
Ryan on Dec 4, 2007
IMDB LISTS TONY STARK by Robert Downey JR. IN THE HULK CREDITS. SUCK IT. -Djo
Djoser on Mar 6, 2008
i have seen the new hulk movie and tony stark (iron Man) talked to the generel in hulk that he is putting together a team blah blah blah, avenger???
concerned on Oct 8, 2008
I bet there will be a movie with several "superheros" in it, such as The Hulk and Iron Man. And I also think that Captain America will participate too, since he's an Marvel character, and 2011 may 6, a Captain America movie will be released.... This is just a theory though... I'm not too intrested really.. 😛
Path on Oct 19, 2008
If this movie ever comes out, I am so there 2 watch this movie I myself hope there to be a hulk and an Iron man movie.......
Ruben hernandez R. on Mar 18, 2009
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