“‘I am Iron Man.’ You think you’re the only superhero in the world? Mr. Stark, you’ve become part of a bigger universe. You just don’t know it yet.”
If you haven’t figured it out yet, this post is about Iron Man 2. Yet, it’s also NOT about Iron Man 2 at the exact same time. I want to talk to you about your social network.
Marvel is doing something amazing in the world of film right now and I’m not sure you have noticed it going on. There have been “easter eggs” hidden within many of the newest Marvel superhero movies starting with The Incredible Hulk and ending with Iron Man 2. Marvel is creating a related network through the scripts of their films that tie all the movies together to bring audiences a bigger, more involved story. If you were unaware, Universal is planning on releasing an Avengers movie, but in order to do that, they wanted audiences (outside of the comic book world) to be familiar with the characters so they have been filming individual movies that all tie together in some way. All the movies stand on their own, yet they become building blocks to a bigger universe at the same time. It’s quite amazing.
If you are unfamiliar with The Avengers, let me introduce you to them. We have Iron Man, War Machine (Don Cheadle from Iron Man 2), Thor, Loki, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Hulk, and Captain America. There were others in the original comics, but those are the ones being resurrected for the new film. You may recognize a lot of the character names and if you don’t, you will in a year or two. Both Thor and Captain America have films in the works and they were both referred to during Iron Man 2. The actors and actresses will all reprise their roles for the ensemble film, furthering the universe’s consistency.