Fresh from the Ironman movie, Robert Downey Jr. made a cameo appearance in the Incredible Hulk Movie that came out recently which finally makes a solid non-rumor kind of connection between the Incredible Hulk movie and Iron Man movie. PRESTO we now can firmly count on an Avengers movie being a joint venture across the world of Marvel. For those of you who just got back from Mars, Robert Downey Jr. plays Tony Stark aka Iron Man in the Ironman movie and will continue in the Iron Man 2 movie in April, 2010.
Although I was grinning from ear-to-ear thinking back how much I liked the Iron Man movie I couldn’t help but be a little disappointed that an “unknown soldier” wasn’t in the foreground at Tony Stark’s side. This quiet unassuming blue-eyed figure could have simply been baptized by General Thaddeus Ross with a little, “Good seeing you, Cap’”. Nerds everywhere would have jumped into their seats, pointing to the screen gaily hopping, “That’s Captain America!”
By the way, here’s a toast to the Comic Book Movie site guys for sending out the old, “Missing Captain America Hulk Cameo” footage. I totally fell for it. I had a good laugh and it reminded me that a Captain America movie is as much as a risk in the archive of cheesy hilarious crapola as it is in the realistic possibility of rocking our socks off.
As far as more cameos in the future like in the Ironman Movie and Incredible Hulk I welcome them with open arms. The idea of Marvel being organized enough to intertwine characters and movies shows fan loyalty and a serious commitment to making us buzz with excitement. I can hardly wait to see what Marvel has in store for us in Jon Favreau’s, Iron Man 2 movie. Hmmmm I wonder if much like Lord of the Rings fans if many of us Ironman movie fans will be walking around fitted in Iron Man armor toting our hot sexy “Pepper Potts” (girls love an excuse to dress sexy). Don’t even get me started on the anticipation behind nerd-o-rama heaven and the limitless possibilities for the debut of the Avengers movie. Nerds…we’ve finally taken over the world!