Did Marvel Scrap an 'Iron Man 3' Post-Credits Scene With the 'Guardians of the Galaxy'?

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Were you a little disappointed by the 'Iron Man 3' post-credits scene? The scene that was included was cute and funny but where was the big tease; the look ahead at one of the future Marvel movies, specifically the one that would've linked 'Iron Man 3' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy?' Well if one of the stars is to be believed, Marvel had that scene ready but scrapped it. But but but why? Find out after the jump.

If you've seen 'Iron Man 3' (and let's just assume we all have), you surely stuck around through the credits to see the jokey 'Iron Man 3' post-credits scene that included some therapy between Tony Stark and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). It was cute in the way that the 'Avengers'/schawarma bit was cute but lacked any real substance. When we saw the movie there was a large portion of the audience shrugging their shoulders and going, "...That was it??"

That was it, but it almost wasn't.

If you remember, we reported back in January that one of Tony Stark's new suits in 'Iron Man 3' would be the Deep Space Armor, something Tony created after his brief adventure in space at the end of 'The Avengers.' Latino Review later backed up our story and elaborated saying the reason the Deep Space Armor was in the film was for a post-credits scene that would have Tony receiving a distress call from outer space at which point he dons the Space Armor and flies off to meet the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Would've been a really cool way to introduce the new franchise, right?

Well, clearly it never happened. Marvel has since denied that such a scene ever existed but Ruffalo spoke about his cameo and revealed how it came to be. Said Ruffalo:

They were about to wrap the movie and I saw Robert (Downey Jr.) at the Academy Awards and he had this idea. Marvel had had an idea but then they scrapped it.

The 2013 Oscars were on February 24, just a few weeks after the rumors of the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' post-credits scene leaked on the web. Did Marvel scrap the crossover once it leaked online? Is this a new way of discrediting scoopers; scrapping plans that leak online?

The timing seems to match up and Ruffalo confirmed an additional 'Iron Man 3' post-credits scene. It would've been nice to see on this movie but it looks like they nixed it before anyone could ever get a look at it.

Where you disappointed by the 'Iron Man 3' post-credits scene? What do you hope happens at the end of 'Thor: The Dark World?'

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