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Marvel Has A Big Surprise Coming, Here’s A Clue

By Eric Eisenberg 43 minutes agodiscussion 27 Comments
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The next few weeks are going to be rather huge for Marvel Studios. This Friday will see the release of their first Netflix series, Daredevil; then Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be dropping on May 1st; and soon after that the company will begin production on Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: Civil War. That’s all pretty huge stuff, but evidently it’s not enough, as now a big Avengers announcement has been scheduled for tomorrow morning.

This extremely exciting news comes to us from Marvel Cinematic Universe star Robert Downey Jr. himself, who teased the special reveal on his personal Twitter account. In addition to revealing that there will be big Avengers news tomorrow morning on Good Morning America, he also presented us fans with a rather cryptic image as well:

Given the source of the tease, the metallic plates, and the red and gold coloring, it’s pretty clear that what we’re looking at is a close-up of some kind of Iron Man-related “thing” – but what the hell is it? Is it a new suit of armor? Is it something bigger? Is it some kind of vehicle? (UPDATE #1: As one of our commenters pointed out below, it looks like this shot is a closeup of Iron Man’s shoulder from his character poster). Perhaps even more importantly, what’s up with the very strange and very specific white spaces. My first instinct is to look at them as letters, but that still doesn’t really clear things up.

Because the image isn’t much help, let’s look at this mystery from another angle. It’s interesting to note that Downey Jr. says “Avengers announcement” as opposed to “Iron Man” announcement, and while that could be a reference to The Avengers: Age of Ultron, what if it is instead something to do with The Avengers: Infinity War? That movie is certainly many years away, but Marvel Studios has earned a reputation for always thinking 10 steps ahead.

Without more information, it’s tricky to figure out this puzzle at face value – and hopefully throughout the day we see more clues pop up and give us more of a hint of what to expect. Of course, speculation is always fun, and this is a fun and exciting jumping off point to do just that. Hit the comments section below to tell us both what you think the image is and what you think the big announcement is going to be tomorrow. And be sure to come back in the morning, because you can be sure that we will have full coverage of what goes down!

UPDATE #2: The official Good Morning America Twitter account has posted a clue of their own, which appears to be Hawkeye-centric, and has more of what now definitely appear to be big white letters. Check it out below:

UPDATE #3: Now the official Jimmy Kimmel Live! Twitter account has chimed in with their own post, this one featuring Captain America’s chest star. It’s pretty clear that the letters here say “Jimmy,” and as one of our commenters pointed out below, it looks like the lettering in the Iron Man image above is very similar to the logo of Jimmy Kimmel Live!

I AM IRON MAN

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Downey hemmed, hawed, said that Marvel is planning a whole lot of movies. “We’re in the middle of negotiation,” he explained. Ellen didn’t roll her eyes, but she kind of rolled her eyes. “Okay, yes,” he said.No other information is available about the movie, and it’s doubtful that Marvel will announce anything official until after the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. The studio currently has a few open release slots throughout 2017 and 2018–not to mention the possibility that they could announce tomorrow that they’ve decided to release Iron Man 4 on March 25, 2016, just to mess with Warner Bros. The Iron Man movies have generally charted their own path with the character, taking story arcs like “Extremis” or characters like the Mandarin and putting an entirely new spin on them. So the movie probably won’t be called Iron Man: Armor Wars, even though the Shoulderpad Suit deserves the cinematic treatment, and Iron Man probably won’t meet King Arthur, even though that seems like an ideal role for Benedict Cumberbatch or Michael Fassbender or your other favorite British person.

It’s also worth pointing out that Downey merely confirmed there would be an Iron Man 4 but didn’t specifically state he would be in the movie–which could lead a conspiracy theorist to assume that Iron Man 4 will star Don Cheadle’s War Machine…

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