Elsewhere in the Marvel universe, while execs are in the midst of a tizzy with all the 'Avengers' stars wanting more zeros on their 'Avengers 2' paychecks, rumors of possible spinoffs have been circulating -- an 'Iron Man' spinoff for Don Cheadle's Rhodey or perhaps even a 'Captain America' spinoff for Anthony Mackie's Falcon. So what's the latest on this front? A resounding no, that's what.
Our Marvel Cinematic Universe contest may be long gone, but don't forget that 'Iron Man 3' is still killing it in theaters. How could you forget when we're giving away the perfect companion for the film -- an 'Iron Man 3' LEGO prize pack!
In one of the most public contract negotiations of the modern era, Robert Downey Jr. has let it be known that he finished his contractual obligations to Marvel and to playing Tony Stark and Iron Man. Which means his future involvement with both 'The Avengers' and 'Iron Man' will depend on how much Marvel is willing to pony up.
Last year at this time, the world was preparing itself for the opening of 'The Avengers,' which would gross $207 million domestically in three days, shattering the record held by 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2' ($169 million). Now here comes 'Iron Man 3,' the inaugural film in Phase Two of Marvel's superhero series. So can Tony Stark top 'The Avengers' all on his own?