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Read What Marvel’s Film Consultant Has to Say About Those Iron Man 3/Guardians of the Galaxy Rumors

A few days back the Internet got all a’twitter over a quote from Robert Downey Jr. that possibly adds credence to an Iron Man 3 rumor that started floating (or, well, flying) around shortly before. Check out our original piece for a full run-down (yes, there are unmarked spoilers, so consider yourself warned) on the theory, which seems rather interesting if I do say so myself.

And apparently Brian Michael Bendis, a writer for the Guardians comics in addition to being a Marvel film consultant, thinks it’s interesting too, at least judging by his response to the rumors.

(I’m going to assume that everyone who clicks the jump already knows the potential spoilers, so nothing will be hidden. Makes sense, no?)

Asked whether Tony Stark might end up in outer space with the Guardians in Iron Man 3, Bendis responded somewhat cryptically:

“Tony standing back and wondering what the Earth needs from him… what he can do for the Earth, for the galaxy… and then taking that back into his next Avengers adventure is a good story worth telling with Tony Stark.”

Sooooo… maybe?

That Bendis likes how the Guardians could tie into Tony Stark’s storyline doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the direction Marvel is going. But, as a film consultant for Marvel whose special area of interest is Guardians, it seems possible that he’s teasing us with what he knows is going to happen in the movies.

Or maybe a Stark/Guardians tête-à-tête isn’t happening in Iron Man 3 and he’s just trolling us by suggesting otherwise while stroking his Evil Villain Goatee (TM) and adjusting his monocle.

Who knows?

(via: blastr)

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  • TKS

    “huh….that would be neat…” Neither confirming nor denying anything, but doing so in an oddly optimistic way. What a Bendis response.

    He pretty much ran the Marvel comics universe for a decade, makes sense that can can give an awesomely nerdy non-answer.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    He’s very tricksy.

  • Anonymous

    I was going to say, with Bendis, I really could read the situation either way.

  • Ryan Colson

    If he shows up in GOTG (something retardo-Bendis is doing in the comic spinning from his absolutely crap Avengers Assemble arc), it’d just be for RDJ to voice a CGI suit anyway. But yeah, doubting this and chalking it up to him being BENDIS!!!

  • Adam Morris

    I’m betting we’ll get reference to Star Lord before he leaves Earth and joins the GOTG, or that he’s missing and they are tracking him through space or some such thing. The new arc with Tony in the GOTG comics has nothing to do with Avengers Assemble. They incuded the GOTG and Avengers together in Avengers Assemble because they want to familiarize the general public in anticipation of their movie and the Avengers 2. At the end of the first arc in the relaunched “Iron Man” Tony had tracked all of the extremis doses and eliminated them, and he then suits up to explore space. He isn’t searching for the GOTG, he’s looking for evidence that the phoenix force is either A) destroyed or B) scattered and pissed off at him. Presumably he now meets up with the GOTG as they have also likely been dealing with the aftermath of Stark destroying a powerful cosmic force. It’s