Rumor of the day: Look who's in the Iron Man 3 post-credits scene

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Apr 15, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT (Updated)

Alleged details of the Iron Man 3 post-credits scene have now been revealed online. Spoiler alert!

As everyone knows by now, Marvel has placed a surprise scene (or, in the case of The Avengers, two!) at the end of the credits for each of its last six movies, starting in 2008 with the now-famous first meeting between Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) at the end of Iron ManEach of these scenes has either led directly to the next release or pointed the way to the eventual arrival of The Avengers.

So of course there's been speculation for months about the post-credits tag for the next film in line, Iron Man 3, with most of the rumors suggesting that the sequence would somehow send Tony into space to encounter the Guardians of the Galaxy.

According to Latino Review, however, that's not the case -- but someone else from the Marvel Universe makes an unexpected appearance. Want to know who it is and what they're doing? If so, keep reading ... but the spoiler warnings starts here!



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Okay, here we go. This is from a source who attended the Paris premiere of the film:

It starts with a close shot of Tony Stark on a couch talking about his various traumas, obviously he’s talking to someone, as if he was seeing a shrink, the tone of the scene is light and supposedly funny. Then we discover that the person he’s talking to is Bruce Banner/Mark Ruffalo, who fell asleep because of Tony’s boring story. Tony remarks that Banner has been sleeping during the most part of his story and yells at him, and Banner just mumbles and says “You know, I’m not that kind of doctor!” Then Tony recalls another memory and resumes his monologue, and then we see Banner starting to fall asleep again.

Why is Banner's appearance unexpected? Because we've been told for months that no other members of the Avengers show up in Iron Man 3, for one, and because we've also been led to believe that we wouldn't be seeing good old Bruce again until The Avengers 2.

Now there's one other thing to keep in mind: Marvel could well have another scene -- or two or three -- up their sleeves for deployment once the movie is actually released. As Latino Review points out, the "eating shwarma" tag at the very end of The Avengers was actually shot after the movie had its world premiere!

What do you think of the sequence that's been reported? Does it sound like fun, or do you figure Marvel will throw something else at us when Iron Man 3 opens on May 3?

(via Slashfilm)

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