RUMOR: Iron Man To Appear In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

There has been little news on the Guardians of The Galaxy movie lately, but now according to a new report, Marvel could be looking to Robert Downy Jr. to make an appearance in the film as Tony Stark/Iron Man.

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By Jake "WaylonJones" Lester - 11/9/2012

Get the salt shakers out! News has been pretty quiet on the Marvel movie front lately. More specifically Guardians of The Galaxy. It seems that may not be the case any more. According to comicbook.com they have a source that says none other than Robert Downy Jr. will appear in the film as his popular Tony Star/Iron Man character. They ran a story a couple weeks back speculating after the Guardians of The Galaxy comic book cover was revealed at New York Comic Con that showed a character the looked suspiciously like Iron Man. It was later confirmed to be Iron Man and Comicbook.com's source in now confirming that they were right about Iron Man appearing in the movie.

Now keep in mind this is NOT confirmed. To be honest, it seems a little far fetched. Right now Robert Downy Jr. is at the tail end of his contract with Marvel. So unless he signs another multipicture deal, it would seem very unlikely that they would use him in this capacity.

As of right now we only know a couple of concrete things about Guardians of The Galaxy. First being that is will be released on August 1st of 2014. The other is that James Gunn has been hired to directed it. We have seen some concept art that was reveled at San Diego Comic Con, however rumors suggest that the line up in the art may not be final. For the latest on Iron Man and Guardians of The Galaxy make sure to check back here at CBM.

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DukeAcureds - 11/9/2012, 11:58 AM
Iron Man is confirmed to be in the new Bendis GOTG comic, so that automatically means that Iron Man is in James Gunn's GOTG? Don't get me wrong, it would be awesome, but I think a few pages got skipped, there.
thatdylhooper - 11/9/2012, 12:13 PM
Next year? Don't you mean 2014?
DukeAcureds - 11/9/2012, 12:15 PM
That vibrator was covered up with an ad. Such a comedic reveal.
WaylonJones - 11/9/2012, 12:19 PM
Thatdylhooper @ I do indeed my brain is fried >_< Thanks Amigo!
jessepostal - 11/9/2012, 12:32 PM
Am I havin a blonde moment? Not getting the dildo joke :)
Miller - 11/9/2012, 12:33 PM
Remember how Iron Man 3 is the last movie on RDJr's contract? I don't believe they'll push him a bazillion more dollars to cameo in GotG. We won't see him between Iron Man 3 and Avengers 2.
TheBeard - 11/9/2012, 12:34 PM
its gonna tie in to the avengers universe some how
bestintheworld - 11/9/2012, 12:35 PM
This movie is going to bomb so hard. The general public will not go for a raccoon with an assault rifle. So stupid.
marvel72 - 11/9/2012, 12:37 PM
can't see it but i would love to see a scene play out in the avengers one day like this.

the avengers all go back to the avengers tower after a mission & iron man opens up his face plate to reveal an old looking grey haired tony stark.

iron man with a warning about the future maybe something to do with kang & ultron.
MyInnerDork - 11/9/2012, 12:43 PM
First, I have to agree that there is no way this is gonna happen unless the REAL news here is that Downey is now signed on after Iron Man 3 (his contracts ends with IM3) to a new multi-picture deal.

Second, GOTG will not bomb. If blue bunnies who screw each other with their hair (Avatar for those who didn't catch that reference) can be a top box office draw, so can a talking raccoon with a gun!
TayDee - 11/9/2012, 12:49 PM
Well he did cameo in The Incredible Hulk, so its not impossible, but I would say if he does appear in GOTG, its going to be nothing more than a cameo.
bestintheworld - 11/9/2012, 12:52 PM
People went to see Avatar for the new groundbreaking 3D effects and the fact that it was James Cameron's hype machine. Fast forward to today and Avatar gets pretty poor reviews from moviegoers.
Super12 - 11/9/2012, 12:58 PM
I heard iron man is making an appearance in Lincoln to draw the young demographics and families in. He's gonna fight off all the Confederate Democrats and then high five Lincoln on his way out
BackwardGalaxy - 11/9/2012, 1:00 PM
Because we can.
SageMode - 11/9/2012, 1:03 PM
Such a bunch of whiney ass people. Wah wah wah wah wah.
Itll be cool to see him pop up. Stop hatin. Lol
Moakynubs - 11/9/2012, 1:04 PM
Hopefully just a cameo.
TheAmazingSpiderMan47 - 11/9/2012, 1:07 PM
to be honest ... iron man could be in it ... but it doesnt have to be RDJ, they could be introducing a new actor to play him ... or is RDJ set for the avengers 2 ... forgot about that :/
TheAmazingSpiderMan47 - 11/9/2012, 1:10 PM
am i the only person who liked avatar? why does it get so much hate ?? did you notice the number of question marks increase ???
BlackFlash - 11/9/2012, 1:17 PM
I like RDJ as Tony Stark but please stop making him the centre of attention, I get it he's great we love him but I hope in Avengers 2 we get more of Cap leading like he did at the end of Avengers.
scapegoatjones - 11/9/2012, 1:23 PM
what would be funny is if the final set up in GOTG shows them getting ready to assualt that massive ship from the end of Avengers. only to see from a side perspective Tony toss that bomb at it and destroy it. then the GOTG kind of shrug and make a Staples TM 'that was easy' comment with RRaccoon hitting a red button.
Rhys - 11/9/2012, 1:28 PM

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DrDoom - 11/9/2012, 1:41 PM
Probably not.
FoxForce5 - 11/9/2012, 1:43 PM
It's a Marvel film so the crossovers can happen at any tike now but what I really want to see is Hulk in an Iron Man film or vice versa so that we can finally see some Hulkbuster armor! Now that would be freaking sweet!!!
TheFirstAvenger97 - 11/9/2012, 1:51 PM
I hope he gets a new deal if not this is stupid.
FOOM - 11/9/2012, 1:51 PM
Can't think of Rocket Racoon without thinking of Rocky the Flying Squirrel. Throw in Bullwinkle and you might have yourself an interesting premise for a film. My dna radiates Marvel but I can't see how Guardians of the Galaxy is going to engage with the average moviegoer.
TheAbomination - 11/9/2012, 2:02 PM
Seems like bullshit to me. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
JonStarkgaryen - 11/9/2012, 2:02 PM
No you're the man, Tony Stark!

TheAmazingSpidey63 - 11/9/2012, 2:09 PM
Hmmmm, interesting, indeed.........Hmmm.... O.o
space - 11/9/2012, 2:09 PM
so it's gonna be like the new Marvel NOW! title? cuz it has the 5 GOTG characters that are gonna be in the movie plus Iron Man

jimpinto24 - 11/9/2012, 2:13 PM
Since Tony Stark will be in the GOTG comics written by Brian Michael Bendis, we could see Tony in GOTG in 2014. If Robert signs another deal with Marvel.
superotherside - 11/9/2012, 2:16 PM
Ehhh... doubt it. Iron Man is a big pull, but doubt they would do this for several reasons.

1. Iron Man 3 may be RDJ's last MCU film.
2. If they can stretch that contract it would be more than likely to have him in Avengers 2 and 3. Perhaps even Iron Man 4 although doubt they'll be doing that anytime soon.
3. Much like what they are currently doing in the comic GOTG it's a little redundant. Seriously, I know Iron Man is one of their bigger characters now but he's almost always front and center in every book he's in! And if he's not front and center in something then he's going to be sure to make a cameo. Which is fine... up to a point. And they've nearly reached it.

If they do do it, which I'll say again I doubt, it'll probably be a cameo like in TIH.
SanFranLand - 11/9/2012, 2:17 PM
Really like the suggestions of GOTG seeing Iron Man at the end of Avengers with the bomb.

THAT WOULD BE COOL!!
NorseGod - 11/9/2012, 2:22 PM
@Yoss

That picture has just made every arguement here invalid.
Way to go!
sexfoodcomics - 11/9/2012, 2:23 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if he is in it. They are going to need his face to get Mainstream audiences in seats for GOTG
NorseGod - 11/9/2012, 2:24 PM
Thinking about Ironman space armor does make me happy. We'll see.
siggisuperman - 11/9/2012, 2:24 PM
hmm I don't know about this. But I guess they could witness Iron Man coming to space and blowing up Thanos's space fleet thing. I bet that is going to have some influence on the storyline of gotg if Thanos is the main antagonist
ETPHHM1 - 11/9/2012, 2:39 PM
I truly think there will a connection with NOVA with a little tie of Iron Man. Nova & Iron Man are very good friends in the comics. Iron Man tries to convince NOVA on joining the Avengers.
Fogs - 11/9/2012, 2:45 PM
Well, we saw a few months ago that RDJr don't want to let Tony Stark just go like that. "I AM Iron Man", he said.

BTW another rumor today says we'll see the Masters of Evil in Avengers 2.
MatioShack - 11/9/2012, 2:45 PM
I just can't bring myself to muster up any enthusiasm for this movie. I mean, I read the comics when I was a kid, but there couldn't have been ANYBODY who was asking for this movie. I'll see it, and that's cool and stuff, but why would they come up with this movie before Black Panther, or Doctor Strange, or Luke Cage and Iron Fist, or any of the characters people give a damn about?
Fogs - 11/9/2012, 2:59 PM
@MatioShack - because more cosmic characters are important to battle Thanos.
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