Owh. Captain America's Shield Found in Iron Man?!
Yes. You heard me right and if you need to go out and see it again this weekend, I suggest you do. I provide the information on when and where it shows up below if you care to go find it, but I am pretty sure this is it. As for what this means for the Marvel Universe and future movies: who knows? I thought Captain America wasn't around at this time and I thought he got his shield from S.H.I.E.L.D.? (Haha. Lawak tak sengaja. Shield from S.H.I.E.L.D.. get it??! Huhu!)
The scene in which you can see the shield is after Iron Man returns from Afghanistan after fighting with the Mark III Red/Gold armor for the very first time. Right after he fights the two F-22 fighter jets, it shows him back in his lab trying to remove his armor but having trouble. Right as Pepper Potts walks down into his lab and asks "What is he doing?", the shield can be seen sitting on one of his tables behind him in the lower left corner. This happens around 1 hour and 30 minutes into the movie. Make sure to account for trailers if you're going in. Here is a very low quality photo just for reference. It looks much, much better in the movie. Aku rasa yang cetak rompak pun ada jual dah sekarang. Boleh la layan kalau rajin (atau malas tengok lagi kat wayang).
The shield is actually red, white and blue although you can't really see the red in the photo. But if you see the scene in the theater, the shield is actually there and very identifiable. It looks like it is half-constructed and being built by Tony Stark but you can definitely see the unique star. It is a round shield with circular red, white and blue stripes. What does this mean?
Apparently Captain America was actually given his round shield from the S.H.I.E.L.D organization when he was found in modern times, which could make sense in this universe. Maybe Tony Stark has been building a shield, for whatever reasons and eventually S.H.I.E.L.D., who was revealed at the end of the movie, will find out about it at a future point and suggest they give it to Captain America for his use. And this means maybe it will involve some sort of cool Tony Stark technology instead of just being a metal object he throws around. How about that for a concept? There are so many considerations and ideas for discussion surrounding this reveal, that almost anything right now is valid. The common reaction seems to be "that is very interesting" with much speculation thereafter.
Why is Tony Stark building a shield when, as far as we know, Captain America hasn't been introduced and isn't around? Is Samuel Jackson's appearance at the end and mention of other superheroes in this universe a hint that Captain America is already around? What do you make of this?!
EXTRA ENTRY :
Iron Man 2 - April 30th, 2010
Thor - June 4th, 2010
The First Avenger: Captain America - May 6th, 2011
The Avengers - July, 2011
As we already know, Stardust's Matthew Vaugh will be directing Thor. However no other details have been announced for that project. Marvel Studios did also say that Thor will actually be introduced in Iron Man 2, which is one of the crossovers in the works. In addition, in 2011, the Captain America movie will lead directly into The Avengers. Whoever is cast as Steve Rogers a.k.a Captain America will essentially be making two movies at once since the character will be introduced in the first movie and head straight into The Avengers.
Regarding more Hulk movies, the response was "definitely plan on continuing". But we all know that depends on how well Edward Norton's reimagining does this June. In addition, a source gave this last update, "no other updates other than to say that it's all in development and somebody is excited about Spider-Man 4". This is definitely a very promising future for Marvel and I'm certain the comics community is abuzz with much discussion on all of the upcoming films.
As for the rest of this year and next year, we've got The Incredible Hulk coming next month , Punisher: War Zone this December (Malaysia awal kot. Macam biasa kononnnya nak prevent cetak rompak). Only X-Men Origins: Wolverine for 2009. Do they have something else in the works that they'll spring on us last minute for 2009? Or will that be a more mellower year as we lead into the more exciting 2010 and 2011? Again, what do you think about all of Marvel's upcoming line-up?