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Marvel Morning: Iron Man Twists an Ankle, Vin Diesel Wants to be the Vision, We Might Know the Plot of Guardians of the Galaxy


Lots of little tidbits of news from Marvel Studios this morning, though nothing so big as the company reacquiring the rights to Daredevil. Production on Iron Man 3 has been delayed due to injury, Vin Diesel wants in on this superhero business, and we might have gotten our first taste of the premise of Guardians of the Galaxy.

As for Iron Man, reports are that Robert Downey, Jr. “sustained an ankle injury on the set of Iron Man 3 in Wilmington, North Carolina while performing a stunt. There will be a short delay in the production schedule while he recuperates.” Downey told ScreenRant at Comic Con that he’d like there to be plenty of moments in the film that would cause people to wonder whether he was “stupid enough” to actually perform the stunt himself. I was under the impression that Robert Downey, Jr. simply was Iron Man. Doesn’t he have a suit for that? All kidding aside, we wish Mr. Downey a speedy recovering, and we can say that with sincere concern, since the delay is unlikely to affect the release date of Iron Man.

Which is good, because Vin Diesel would probably be up for taking his job to get it done. The action movie master and consummate nerd (D&D player, user of Iron Giant art for Facebook pic) has been dropping some hints on his Facebook profile that he wouldn’t mind being chosen to play the Vision, a formerly evil synthetic being with the brain patterns of a dead superhero and frequent member of the Avengers. Which normally wouldn’t be much news, but I felt that I should do my part to warn Diesel that there’s a pretty sizeable chunk of Clark Gregg fans who see the Vision as one plausible way Gregg’s Agent Phil Coulson could return to the series after his untimely death. Me? I think he’s just not dead and it’s all Fury being a manipulative jerk, but what do I know?

Last but not least, we have our first possible summary of Guardians of the Galaxy from Hollywood production tracking site The Grid. According to them, the movie will be about:

…a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants.

More like Guardians of the Galaxy Quest, amirite? [Please ignore this attempt by Susana to make a Farscape reference that wound up completely botching the name of the most relevant part of the joke. She can’t even blame this stuff on jetlag anymore.] Seriously, though, I’m fine with this synopsis. Go ahead, Marvel. Show DC that “space cops” and “space cons” is actually a pretty simple concept and doesn’t require opening credits narration and several in character explanations to the clueless main hero spiced throughout the movie.

(via ScreenRant, Blastr, and io9.)

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