We're edging closer to the first release of the first instalment of Marvel's Phase Two in the form of Shane Black's Iron Man 3. And one of the big questions surrounding the movie is what will be in the now infamous post-credit sequence. Well, if a quote from Collider and a report from Latino Review are to be believed, we may now know.
Again, beware of the possible spoilers...
In an interview with Collider, Robert Downey Jr. said regarding possible Marvel cameos, "we can’t help it — everywhere you look now in every Marvel movie there are opportunities where certain new pals of [Tony’s] could be useful. So they’re in the atmosphere, so to speak, but I wouldn’t expect to see them on the ground in this one."
Which could indicate a cameo from the Guardians of the Galaxy, which are set to make their big screen debut next year. While it could be Downey Jr. teasing the audience, the always reliable Latino Review reported that toy company Funko's new Pop! vinyl figure backs up Downey Jr.'s tease with 'Deep Space Suit' Iron Man.
Okay, so now things are falling into place. But if that wasn't enough, again according to Latino Review, sources close to the project have said that “at the end of Iron Man 3, Tony actually does go up into space to hook up with the Guardians of the Galaxy where I also hear he appears at the end of that movie as well.”
And finally, Tony Stark is currently featured in Marvel NOW!'s Guardians of the Galaxy #1 comic.
Seems more likely now doesn't it?
So with all this in mind, it looks like we could be seeing the first appearance of James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy at the end of Iron Man 3. With this movie being the only un-established property in Phase Two, it could be sensible for Marvel to set the characters up using the post-credit sequences of Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: Winter Soldier.
However, Guardians of the Galaxy still hasn't had a cast announced yet. There has been plenty of talk, but no official confirmations, which would make a cameo difficult (but not impossible). So, this could all be a rumour...
Iron Man 3 is set to be released on 26th April and will feature Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Guy Pearce as Adrian Killian and Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin.