'Iron Man 3' Reveals Connection to Another Marvel Phase II Movie

A recent 'Iron Man 3' toy photo, a comic book cover, and inside sources may have uncovered a major spoiler about Tony Stark's latest adventure.
Marvel Studios is gearing up to unleash Phase II of its multi-franchise plan with Iron Man 3 this summer, featuring the return of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Since all of the Phase I movies teased the formation of Marvel's The Avengers, many are wondering what future glimpses at Marvel's Phase II fans will get in Iron Man 3. Without being very specific, Robert Downey Jr. teased possible appearances of Phase II characters in a recent interview. Be warned, there may be heavy spoilers for Iron Man 3 throughout the remainder of this article, so read on at your own risk.

"Everywhere you look now in every Marvel movie there are opportunities where certain new pals of his (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."


At relatively the same time, the toy company Funko released the following photo of one of their Pop! Vinyl figures for Iron Man 3, which features Tony Stark in a "Deep Space Suit."

iron Man 3 Deep Space Suit Photo

What could this "Deep Space Suit" really mean for Iron Man 3? According to inside sources, Tony Stark will in fact head into space at the end of Iron Man 3, where he will meet up with the stars of another Phase II adventure.

"According to sources, 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."


There is even more proof of a Tony Stark/Guardians of the Galaxy connection in the Marvel Now! Guardians of the Galaxy comic book cover.

Guardians of the Galaxy Iron Man Comic Book Cover

Are you more excited about Iron Man 3 after all this information has come to light? Let us know!

Iron Man 3 was released May 3rd, 2013 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale. The film is directed by Shane Black.



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Comments (33)

  1. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @corey Agreed. Greta marketing teasing the cameo and pointing out the Marvel Now stream of comics flooding the shelves this year.

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  2. Sean

    @therealGoku I don't see that sentence you're referring to.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. Corey W.

    @ghostman Doesn't matter. Marvel is smart for marketing it now and starting up a new comic-series for it. Allows time for people to get more familiar with the characters and with the story.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  4. Ghostman

    @corey Even though traveling to space was a problem that nearly killed him in The Avengers. Makes sense as to why he made that Deep Space suit so he wouldn't have that problem anymore lol

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  5. Ghostman

    @bawnian-dexeus Smart thinking. Although, I always thought Thor would have more to do with them since they're kinda like in the same space universe and all. But it's weird how we're getting a build up teaser to this movie when it doesn't come out for another year, let alone no one has been casted for it.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  6. Corey W.

    @ghostman You're gonna have to wait and find out. Or read that comic and get an idea of how he can be involved. He is Iron Man. He can easily travel to space.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  7. undeadslayer4

    wow thats not even a spoil

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  8. artkid04

    it's only a minor spoiler, barely even that, I'm not mad about finding this out, it actually makes me more excited about the film

    2 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  9. Josh

    I think it's a smart move, as Guardians is definitely the least-known property they've adapted so far in this universe. Having such a recognizable character as Stark set up the connection to that part of the larger story will help lure in casual fans who otherwise might not be interested, especially if they see marketing for GotG and think it looks like Green Lantern. People need to know that this IS part of the larger MCU, and the Guardians characters fit alongside the Avengers.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ghostman Consulting for S.W.O.R.D or takes his suit into space forbade test run and meets emissaries to.warn him and Earth about an impending doom from a mad Titan

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. Ghostman

    @bawnian-dexeus@corey I think it's cool they are doing that, but I wonder how Tony would be involved with GOTG.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  12. Writer220

    Next they'll try to connect the X-Men.

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag

  13. The Real Goku

    @artkid04 then why are you complaining?

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  14. skywise

    I would expect nothing less...

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  15. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @therealGoku I simply pointed out that at this point, it wouldn't surprise me if any movie between phase 2-3 were connected or had a cameo from other characters

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  16. Mwheeler1324

    Marvel is on track to keep the action coming and coming with good story lines for there franchise movies! Iron Man 3 is going to do big box office numbers!!!

    2 years agoby @mwheeler1324Flag

  17. artkid04

    well, it isn't much of a spoiler anyways

    2 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  18. Corey W.

    @ghostman I think it being a Marvel movie in general will get their "butts in the movie seats". They cameo Iron Man in them to connect the films together. It's setting up Guardians of the Galaxy to Avengers 2. Not really a bad thing.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  19. The Real Goku

    @themoviefanatic@bawnian-dexeus@artkid04

    Notice the first sentence of the article included..."inside sources may have uncovered a major spoiler"

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  20. Vamp

    Not surprised, but definitely more excited!

    2 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  21. Sean

    @shuabert Yes, that's true.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  22. Dan

    This is tradition now, so no surprise.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  23. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ghostman Same reason most of the posters for Avengers had him without a helmet

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  24. Ghostman

    Why must they tack on Robert Downey Jr for every one of their movies? Oh, not many people must know who the GOTG are, let's plaster Iron Man being in this movie, that will get butts in theater seats.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  25. ROFLitschristian

    Don't know that much about Guardians but I'm hella stoked about it! Iron Man as well!

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  26. Daniel Cantu

    @mr-k I know right!

    2 years agoby @Deadpoolx11Flag

  27. Josh

    @artkid04@themoviefanatic Dudes. He says in the first paragraph, "Be warned, there may be heavy spoilers for Iron Man 3 throughout the remainder of this article, so read on at your own risk" long before he goes into spoiler territory. Before that it's all pretty vague about connections within the Marvel Universe, which is...duh.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  28. Sean

    @artkid04 I agree. It is a bit of a spoiler. The word spoiler should be in the title of the article above.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  29. Mr.K

    That suit of Iron Man for Guardians Of The Galaxy looks sweet. Buy me that!

    2 years agoby @mr-kFlag

  30. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Spoiler alert, nut they're all connected

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag