May 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm #87523
OK, the existing Iron Man thread is about explaining why Iron Man is bad/not bad. I come not to question Iron Man but to freak out about it!
I really dug the movie a lot and remain ultra pumped for the Avengers movies, I’m so pissed that we have to wait until November for Thor 2. Anyhow, I have discussion topics, SPOILERS OF COURSE:
A. What do you think is the future for Iron Man? Tony seems to destroy the suits and have the Arc Reactor removed from his chest. I guess we see Pepper use a Suit without the reactor in 3, but what about the suits? Do you think Avengers phase 3 will have an Iron Man movie? I know Downey has said that he wouldn’t come back for an Iron Man 4. This is worrying.
B. There’s a scene where Tony is looking at a map of heat signatures to try to locate the Extremis sites one of the possible sites is in Santa Rosa California and Tony dismisses it immediately. Any nerds have a theory about what that might be?
C. I’m interested in SHIELD’s purview in the world of the film. The WNH episode has a lot of discussion about why SHIELD wasn’t called in to deal with/help against the Mandarin. I didn’t feel like it was missing when I saw the movie but now I’m having a fridge moment about it. Part of me thinks that SHIELD’s absence is a response to the criticism of Iron Man 2′s Avengers stuff.
ANYHOW! This went long, Iron Man 3 what say you!?May 10, 2013 at 5:57 pm #87864
I was thinking “Why the hell hasn’t SHIELD or the US military come to deal with “Mandarin” attacking a Malibu house, a ship in the Port of Miami, etc?”
Also, how will this affect the Avengers sequel? I can’t believe that Tony Stark will hang up his career as Iron Man while the Avengers are still a thing.May 13, 2013 at 12:18 pm #87984
Marvel has a major issue connecting their heroes outside of their collaborative efforts. In the episode, “We were attacked by Ninjas” Aaron jokes that there being hundreds of heroes in New York City and how none of them provide support unless they specifically ask for it. Read any comic series outside of the Avengers and X-Men and you will see that a hero could literally be on the edge of death and no one will help them. It seems as though the movies are going down the same path.
As for your first point, Tony doesn’t need the arc reactor to function the suit anymore. All of the models have the same power core because the technology that he used to develop it essentially saved his life. It’s a homage kinda thing. The suits are “coded” to the user, (he says this to Rhodes during the last battle). I think he threw is reactor away as a symbol of moving on to the next stage in his life. I don’t think he will quit being Iron Man, especially so abruptly. Besides, if they plan to make Guardians a success he will be a part of the team as he is in Marvel Now. But we will see. Downey asks for way too much money.
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