The Corsair’s Closet features: Robert Downey Jr. gets hurt and Joss Whedon Returns!
By, Mad Woman With A Box
Some news is too exciting to stand! All the elements of a well-heeled plan come together, you’re doing a jig around the ARC reactor in your factory and in the midst of your happy dance: CATASTROPHE! You stumble, you fall, your ankle…oh, the pain! Oh, the delays!
…well, that’s how this little fangirl likes to imagine it happened.
Reuters reported that Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey, Jr., injured his ankle while filming a stunt during shooting of the third installment in the IRON MAN movie franchise. This is causing production delays while he recuperates from the injury. Downey suffered the injury in Wilmington, North Carolina, per the statement released by Marvel Studios. The delay will be short, which can only bode well for eager moviegoers across the globe.
This minor setback comes on the heels of the Thursday, August 16th announcement of an official release date for the sequel to THE AVENGERS, where Downey will again be featured in the role of Tony Stark. Circle it in your calendars, MARVEL-ites: May 5, 2015, prepare to assemble for viewing of the movie that writer/director Joss Whedon was just officially signed to do.
Prior to the release of this sequel, IRON MAN 3 will be in theaters next year, satisfying the appetites of hungry fans worldwide with a movie whose plot has been the source of rampant speculation. It will reunite original cast members Downey, Gwyneth Paltrow reprising her role as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes, and John Favreau as Happy Hogan. Ben Kingsley has also been signed to the movie, playing the villain known as The Mandarin.
So what does this all mean for you…and by ‘you,’ I also mean me, a well-known and highly vocal fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Well, hopefully it means the production delay on IRON MAN 3 won’t alter the release date. As for THE AVENGERS 2? This means we will once again be treated to the cinematic stylings of Joss Whedon, the man behind both a cult and a pop culture phenomenon and the creator of the only television show in the history of the entertainment industry to be cancelled before airing its entire first season, then come back for a full length feature film that exceeded all hopes for success.
It’s a long ways away, but as far as this fan is concerned: good things are DEFINITELY worth waiting for.
Corsair’s Chronicles, features articles and fandom news coverage from Elizabeth Carlie as the Mad Woman With A Box and Kristine Cherry as Time Siren; hosts of one of the most insane podcasts on Krypton Radio, The Corsair’s Closet. Two fan-girls getting their geek on by squeeing about Doctor Who, cosplay and pop culture fan creativity.