S.H.I.E.L.D. is Coming For Thor. Is Tony Stark?

Published 4 years ago by , Updated January 19th, 2010 at 8:44 pm,

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In Iron Man, we were introduced to the top secret organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) by two characters; Samuel J. Jackson’s Nick Fury (in a post-credits scene) and the lesser known Agent Coulson.

Coulson was played by actor Clark Gregg and we know that he’ll be back again for Iron Man 2 which debuts this May. What’s really cool however, is that he’ll also be playing a part in Thor which began filming last Monday.

We knew from the beginning that Nick Fury was going to be a key character to link all of the solo character films together, leading to the ambitious team-up film, The Avengers. Now, it appears that it’s not just Fury doing the recruitment and that we may start seeing more S.H.I.E.L.D. stepping into the origins films of Thor and Captain America to sign them up.

I expect some more surprise visits in Thor as well as Iron Man 2 in the form of superhero cross-overs. It’s still possible, despite denials, that Ed Norton could show up in Iron Man 2 which would be an epic moment for fans, to say the least.

I also believe we’ll be seeing Roberty Downey Jr. pull off another cameo in Thor as he did with The Incredible Hulk. As I mentioned above, Thor began production last week and if you saw RDJ at yesterday’s Golden Globe Awards, you no doubt noticed that he was sporting his Tony Stark facial hair.

Assuming Tony Stark is a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Iron Man 2, and that they recruit Scarlet Johansson’s Black Widow character, the team is looking good already and I wouldn’t be shocked to see them all in a scene in Thor.

When you think about it, Marvel Studios has been seeding threads that will lead to The Avengers perfectly and there’s no way they won’t take advantage of their poster boy and key marketing figure in Robert Downey Jr. in pushing their other films. From here on out, we will see the heroes here and there in each others’ films. That is how it happens in the comics after all… and who knows that better than Marvel?

I’m excited to see what’s in store for us from the cross-overs.

What do you think?

Iron Man 2 opens May 7, 2010, Thor opens May 5, 2011, The First Avenger: Captain America hits July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012.

Source: Variety

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  1. “Thor began production last week and if you saw RDJ at yesterday’s Golden Globe Awards, you no doubt noticed that he was sporting his Tony Stark facial hair.”

    Wow, I did notice that, but the idea didn't pass my mind. Great point Rob! I'm excited to see there may be a chance to see more crossovers before The Avengers hit big time. And I think having Clark Gregg reprise his little role is also a great idea!

  2. It makes total sense. It will also help non-fanboys to go see Thor. If they saw a glimpse of Robert Downey Jr. in a trailer for Thor, a lot more non-fanboys who have at least seen “Iron Man” would become aware and curious of “Thor's” relation to Iron Man and go see the “Thor” movie too. A lot of non-fanboys don't know about this cross over still. There needs to be some sort of Thor”ish” presence in Iron Man 2 also to create more buzz for Thor. The more important cameo I'd like to see is a Hank Pym cameo in Thor because there will be scientists or “researchers” in this movie. It would make a lot of sense for Pym to be in Thor and Hawkeye to have still make a quick cameo in Iron Man 2. All Marvel Studios films need to be able to CROSS PROMOTE each other with cameos and such.

  3. Hmm I wonder how long it will take before we'll need a scorecard with S.H.I.E.L.D. involved in all matters Marvel movies? Since Clay Quartermain headed up Hulkbusters does that mean we have to keep an eye out for him or Jasper Sitwell at Stark Industries? What to do what to do? ;-)

  4. Yeah, thanks Rob, we don't thank you guys Kofi, Vic and the gang enough. We get this great news first hand from you guys, and get to rant about it. Thanks Dude!

  5. Better believe that will play a factor in The Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D movie or whatever they're going to call it. A little off subject here but i think that Fing Fang Foom can make it into Iron Man 3, if… he's an extraterrestrial named just Fang or maybe just Foom(sounds like fire). They can have it seem as though they think that it's a robot but find out that it really isn't, having something to do with the mystical Ten Rings which would also be of extraterrestrial origin.

  6. Crossover in superhero movies makes sense, unless all superheroes in one universe have their origins at the same time, it makes little sense to not have crossovers.

    Yes, you can make a selfcontained movie about a superhero. And it might be a stronger story and with better character development- but does it make sense there is only one superhero when superpowers are possible? the first one might get away with it, but in the sequel dealing with big events more superheroes would take notice and come to help.

    -A problem that happens when you acknowledge other superheroes, but not use them is the plot hole. Like in the awful Batman and Robin, where Batman says: This is why superman works alone. Yes, superman exists, but does not turn up to unfreeze Gotham city with his heat vision, what gives? Was he scared of by the batnipples?

    In another bad superhero movie, Supergirl the atleast explain that superman is off planet on a mission.

    I say YES to superhero crossovers :)

  7. I really hope Ed Norton is in one of these movies, he was so good in The Incredible Hulk, whenever he is asked, he always says he'd love to do it, maybe they are just trying to keep it a secret?!

  8. I always liked that little Superman line in Batman and Robin.

  9. Ya, the budget will be crazy, but they've built it into everyone's contracts, planning long-term.

    Sam L has a 9 picture deal, Scarlet Johansson as a 3-pic deal, etc.

  10. So for Jackson

    Iron Man 2

    Captain America

    Thor

    The Avengers

    Nick Fury

    And what else?

    Iron Man 3

    The Incredible Hulk Returns?

    Spiderman posibly?

  11. “Spiderman”

    One can dream. Maybe Disney could bankrupt Sony and get the rights back … yeah, I didn't think so. Plus I wouldn't get anymore PS3 games. Dilemma, dilemma, dilemma.

  12. I hope we get more cameos in future marvel movies. I can toally see Thor or Hulk having an appearence in Iron Man 2 and I think Fury, Stark, and maybe General Ross could show up in Thor.

  13. Can you imagine the budget for a flick starring Downey Jr., Norton, Johannsen and Jackson at the same time!? (Ocean's Avenger's anyone?) PAY IT MARVEL, ITS WORTH IT!!!

  14. RDJ won't be in the Thor trailer. He may be in the movie but I doubt the trailer.

  15. Um, Samuel J. Jackson?

  16. hahahahahaha!!! i feel like a kid!!! im so excited!!!! this is being done the right way. This is exactly how it works in the comics. At the end o a few issue running story, another marvel character would be at the end of the story and it would lead up to the next story for the marvel characters. Takes me back to Junior High :)

  17. Yeah, I agree with you I doubt that very much too mchops.

  18. With Disney there now, the budget is there plus Marvel did get 4 billion. To be honest though I think that Marvel would have been able to do well without Disney latching on. With this Kirby family feud, I think that's some sort of sneaky smokescreen in the works to get some rights back for Marvel. Disney is all cuttly and cute and wholesome on the outside but a blood thirsty and SHREWD monster on the inside. Believe me, I'm sure they're calculating ways to get the rights back right now.

  19. Seems like having SHIELD present would be a given, and I thought Agent Coulson was a welcome presence playing it straight as a g-man. I could see Stark being indirectly referenced in Thor possibly just from television news clips or somehow the researchers working for a branch of Stark Industries, not an official cameo. Captain America would almost be a minor role, I think, as I could definitely see Stark being involved in the excavation of Captain America. THAT they could definitely put in trailers for Cap. Edward Norton would always be welcome.

    I just wish I felt more at ease about Cap after Joe Johnston's comments about going in a different direction with the film.

  20. No one hurt Hulk's mouse friend…

  21. Interesting point about Robert Downey, Jr. I'm excited about the “Avengers” buildup, and I'm glad to see the character of Coulson will pop up in Marvel films beyond “Iron Man.” For a supporting character, Coulson managed to make a good showing of himself. It was nice to see the “human spy guys” not get stereotyped in that film for the sake of elevating the character or Iron Man; that was one of those nice, subtle touches in the film.

  22. Interesting point about Robert Downey, Jr. I'm excited about the “Avengers” buildup, and I'm glad to see the character of Coulson will pop up in Marvel films beyond “Iron Man.” For a supporting character, Coulson managed to make a good showing of himself. It was nice to see the “human spy guys” not get stereotyped in that film for the sake of elevating the character or Iron Man; that was one of those nice, subtle touches in the film.