War Machine's Whereabouts In THE AVENGERS To Be Revealed In IRON MAN 3 Prequel Comic

Unveiled in today's January 2013 solicitations, Marvel's Iron Man 3 prelude comic book will seemingly reveal exactly what War Machine was up to as Earth's Mightiest Heroes battled Loki and the Chitauri in The Avengers. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 10/17/2012

Marvel's The Avengers was a great film, but the fact that War Machine's location was never revealed has niggled some fans ever since. Well, next January, it looks as if we're finally going to get some answers in a prologue series from Chris Gage (Avengers Academy) and Steve Kurth (Fantastic Force). There's currently no artwork available, and Barnes & Noble actually have an alternative description for the trade paperback (find that by clicking HERE) which mentions a, "mysterious project has Tony Stark been developing since his alliance with S.H.I.E.L.D." Could that be Extremis? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!

• The perfect prelude to the upcoming highly-anticipated Marvel Studios film, Iron Man 3
• As Tony Stark prepares for his next venture, he tasks War Machine with a mission of his own.
• War Machine faces his biggest test as a hero, while Iron Man takes on the Battle of New York!





STARRING:

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin
Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
Don Cheadle as Rhodey/War Machine
Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian
Rebecca Hall as Dr. Maya Hansen
Ashley Hamilton as Jack Taggert
James Badge Dale as Eric Savin
Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan

RELEASE DATE: May 3rd, 2013.


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HULK2099 - 10/17/2012, 9:32 AM
Yeah everybody wondered where he was, I sure did
intrruptr - 10/17/2012, 9:52 AM
Love how Marvel is "tying" things together and creating an even more "seamless" universe..Great Job guys n gals.
GoILL - 10/17/2012, 9:59 AM
This wasn't a big issue to me, would've been cool to see him in the film though.
DrRockso - 10/17/2012, 10:02 AM
What the [frick] is a niggle?
DrRockso - 10/17/2012, 10:03 AM
As in the Avengers was shy one "niggle"?
nld3 - 10/17/2012, 10:03 AM
Do we really need an explanation where every hero was during the battle of NY. I thought the movie universe was a different universe. It seems like more marketing crap too me.
neopunch - 10/17/2012, 10:09 AM
He was helping a brutha out in Africa.
DrDoom - 10/17/2012, 10:11 AM
He was trying to stop Ant-Man from showing up. He was the true hero.
chikeizelcav - 10/17/2012, 10:12 AM
Sick
HelaGood - 10/17/2012, 10:14 AM
he was stuck in the woods... rusted...
OdinsBeard - 10/17/2012, 10:15 AM
yeah he would have been a major help during that battle. it would have been awesome!
Valandil - 10/17/2012, 10:23 AM
It would be cool if they release a prelude comic for each one of the future movies in the vein of Fury's Big Week which was great.
dezdigi - 10/17/2012, 10:25 AM
I'd prefer if they explained it in IM 3 instead.
TheBaroness89 - 10/17/2012, 10:31 AM
War Machine didn't know what was happening because his cable was out and he spent the day on base in his barracks reading the Hunger Games or Fifty Shades of Grey
superotherside - 10/17/2012, 10:38 AM
Awesome. Glad they explain it, but it isn't really needed. The battle might have lasted 20 minutes or so in real time, so I doubt War Machine would have time (if he heard about it) to suit up and fly over to New York to do anything.
KaneVonDoom - 10/17/2012, 10:41 AM
F-18's are a Navy jet.
KaneVonDoom - 10/17/2012, 10:43 AM
I hope you know that comment was just in good fun... Either way, I'm stoked for IM3 and I'm interested to see what this comic reveals about the MCU.
nowtheresaBATman - 10/17/2012, 10:51 AM
he was at the recycling center.
Emjeed - 10/17/2012, 11:09 AM
Lol ^^ @TheHolyDemon.. Are you military? cos you lying straight out of your ass right now and its bothering me cos i am. Colonels DO live on base. Its called base housing and their neighbor can be a common Airman so long as that Airman is Married. We have the dorms for single lower ranking enlisted people but everyone else either lives in base housing (what you guys call barracks) or go off base when there isn't enough space or if they simply feel like it. As a matter of fact, the room I'm sitting it right now is an Officers quarters. Don't ask me what I'm doing here.
Fogs - 10/17/2012, 11:10 AM
Nice thing they are explaining his absence.

@Avengers - I disagree. It would be bad to put even more characters in the movie, specially more IM characters. The only one I wouldn't mind would be General Ross.

And your last sentence makes it sound like an easy task to merge all this lore they're creating. I imagine it isn't.
Emjeed - 10/17/2012, 11:12 AM
Now to the topic at hand.. They could have mentioned that he was Coordinating what the military response should be and by the the time they came to a conclusion, the Avengers had saved the day already. and it will all have been hunky dory.. lol
Brady1138 - 10/17/2012, 11:16 AM
That actually crossed my mind a couple of times. Glad this is gonna be explained!
Fogs - 10/17/2012, 11:17 AM
@Emjeed - yeah, do you remember the military statement about the movie? They said since SHIELD was a shady organization they couldn't agree to have the military in the movie.

If you ask me I call it bullshit, they probably didn't like what you said, the Avengers saved the day by themselves without the need of specific forces, like seen in Transformers for example, where the nice looking military action and equipment serves as propaganda. That's my point of view of course.
TheCaptain - 10/17/2012, 11:25 AM
@Avengers The Chitauri were only in New York, so he wouldn't be off somewhere else fighting them.
Lowell58 - 10/17/2012, 11:29 AM
The whole "Queen Bee Solution" was one of three things that disappointed me... I look back and wish Rhodey showed up with the military at that point instead. Joss said he wanted to do a war movie, but the best ones don't end like that. Even a cameo would've been enough.
calin88 - 10/17/2012, 11:46 AM
It's not that big of a deal, War Machine was not needed to track the Tessaract, and when things started to heat up until the end of the movie, there where just a few hours
IIIAdamantiumIII - 10/17/2012, 11:53 AM
War Machine is not an Avenger..... so I figured he was just at his day job ....lol I did find it strange America did not send out like 1000 fighter jets ect ....they just were like okay lets just nuke it and be done with it.... The more I watch the avengers the less I like it..
Super12 - 10/17/2012, 12:00 PM
@drRockso - lol nice
DrDoom - 10/17/2012, 12:05 PM
@BossWalsh

War Machine is an Avenger . . . . lol
Inhuman - 10/17/2012, 12:41 PM
im so glad theyre back to making MCU comics! its been a while since the last one was made (black widow strikes). they definitely need to make more of these to flesh out the stories
Inhuman - 10/17/2012, 12:44 PM
@bosswash if you read the comics youll know that 75-80% of the heroes in the marvel universe have been a member of the avengers. and yes war machine has been an avenger. during the time tony quit being iron man and was a drunk, war machine took his place and even after iron man came back war machine was still a member
ParisSun - 10/17/2012, 12:46 PM
Do people really need to know this. Just assume he was on a mission for the military. It's like asking where Spiderman and the Xmen were. In that case, where was Alpha Flight, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, The Punisher, etc? It happens in the comics all the time. Technically ever hero from every Marvel comic should show up when the world is in danger but most of the time it's just the heros from the title of the book.
DioFoRio - 10/17/2012, 12:54 PM
I couldn't give a shit where he was. Maybe he was at his Stereo Store Half off sale?
IIIAdamantiumIII - 10/17/2012, 12:55 PM
settle down children, I'm talking "classic avengers" warmachine didn't come around till 1979 lol. The ignorance on these boards is atrocious. By that logic why wasn't spider-man or wolverine in this movie OR GIANT-MAN ect LOL fox and sony own those rights blahblahblah. I'm talking thor,hulk,cap,iron man. ^ parissun pretty much nailed it. and honestly this movie is shit the more and more you watch it.
MatioShack - 10/17/2012, 1:03 PM
He was off searching for Terrence Howard to tell him how much better he was.
113 - 10/17/2012, 1:09 PM
I really wish they had included War Machine (or at least MENTIONED him) in the Avengers.

HellBlayzer1981 - 10/17/2012, 1:32 PM
@MarvelWeiner- You sir, are an ignorant [frick]
Spidex3000 - 10/17/2012, 1:43 PM
I kind of wished that instead of wiping and rebooting the entire comic universe, just start another line. now they're starting to get money hungry.
Emjeed - 10/17/2012, 1:57 PM
@Fogs Its pretty funny they said that cos on base when you buy the Avengers Bluray you get a Shield coin very akin to the Airman's coin that we get after Basic training. it's designed like our Organizational Coins so it has the shield symbol on one side and the names all the services on the other.. Its pretty cool actually.. but that coing makes it like Shield is another branch.. a covert one of cos.. so it would have made sense why they didn't want to involve the military outright
marvel72 - 10/17/2012, 2:10 PM
didn't care that he wasn't in the avengers but it will be awesome to see him again in iron man 3.
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