Iron Man has been in an interesting position the last few years. A while back (after the events of Axis) he became the Superior Iron Man, giving in to his dark and arrogant ways for the “greater good”. Then, after the events of Civil War II he was put into a coma, and Dr. Doom (wanting to change his ways) became the Infamous Iron Man, and a young girl named Riri Williams was selected by Stark (via an AI imprint of his brain) to take over for him as the true Iron Man, or in this case taking the name Ironheart.
One of the biggest draws of the upcoming Spider-man Homecoming is without a doubt the role that Tony Stark plays in the film. If you recall, it was Tony who not only found out about Peter Parker, but tracked him down and gave him a suit so he could fight alongside him Civil War. And the previews have shows that this mentor/pupil relationship of sorts will continue in Homecoming. Director Jon Watts talked with Den of Geek and noted that Stark has been in the film since the earliest concepts:
There’s an unspoken rule when it comes to Marvel Studios films, “One does not simply leave before the credits are done.” This is because there is always a post-credits scene or two to be had. Some are filler, some are teases for upcoming films, and some are just pure fan service. But have you ever wondered why they exist at all? Well, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige was all too happy to reveal the answer:
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is full of characters played by amazing actors and actresses. However, as time waits for no one, it’s only a matter of time before certain actors and actresses won’t be able to play their iconic roles. Which of course brings ups the topic of recasting roles so that the characters can still be used. In an interview with Variety, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige says he’s not worried about recasting, at least, not in the near future:
Disney have changed their release schedule, revealing that they have dropped the two-part Infinity War Avengers movies, instead choosing to have just one film concentrating on that story and the other being a standalone entry.
To celebrate and promote Captain America: Civil War, Microsoft has teamed up with Marvel to produce a limited edition Xbox One console. It is colored much like the ordinary yet rare white version of the device but features Stark Industries branding on the casing and controller.
One of the wonderful things about geek/nerd culture is the concept of putting two characters from separate universes against each other, and discussing who would win. In fact, certain shows on the internet do just that!
It’s been no secret that Marvel is trying to make Iron Man not only the crown jewel of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but also of its comic line. To that end, Marvel attached legendary writer Brian Michael Bendis to reboot the Invincible Iron Man franchise. Now, Marvel has revealed the second part in the plan to make Iron Man the spotlight comic, a second series titled International Iron Man. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Bendis reveals how the upcoming International Iron Man will differ from its Invincible counterpart.
When it was revealed that Brian Michael Bendis would be helming the “reboot” of the Iron Man series after Secret Wars, he made it clear that “there would be a new redhead in Tony’s life”. Well, we now know who that redhead is, and I don’t think anybody expected her.
With the end of Secret Wars only a few issues away, many are looking towards the “reborn” Marvel universe and what it has in store for readers. For some, one of the more intriguing titles is the return of Invincible Iron Man, written by comic legend Brian Michael Bendis. We thought it was just going to be a title he was going to be doing for a long time, as he did with Avengers and X-Men. However, he apparently has another plan in mind, as Marvel Editor in Chief Alex Alonso told Comic Book Resources.
It’s clear that after Secret Wars, the Marvel comic universe won’t be exactly the same. Marvel has been teasing changes recently, including new stories, characters, and roles for many a Marvel hero. One that had a big question mark was Tony Stark. An Iron Man was shown in the FCBD (Free Comic Book Day) preview issue and was teased in promo art, but it wasn’t clear if Stark was in the armor.
Marvel and Telltale Games have officially announced in an event at San Francisco that it has signed an agreement with Telltale Games to create graphic adventure games based on the properties it owns. The first title will be available in 2017 for several platforms, but neither Marvel nor the developer has stated what the game is and what characters it will include. Although the timing suggests it may tie-in with the Infinity Wars movies that are set to release in 2018 and 2019.