Marvel Update: 'Iron Man 3' Injury Delays Production, Plus Possible Plot Details for 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Marvel Update: 'Iron Man 3' Injury Delays Production, Plus Possible Plot Details for 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Aug 16, 2012

Iron Man Goes Down

It doesn't take a genius to understand that there's a certain amount of risk that comes with making big-budgeted action movies, and while most of the time the stars cruise through production with some minor cuts and bruises, sometimes there's an injury and sometimes that injury is severe enough to shut down production. Unfortunately for Iron Man 3, that injury happened to its star, Robert Downey Jr., who hurt his ankle while performing a stunt. 

Never fear Iron Man fans, the official line from the studio makes the injury appear to be a minor one. While there will be a short delay in production, that's not going to impact the release date or any of the stuff you really care about, so go about your business and wish Downey Jr. a speedy recovery.

Is This What Guardians of the Galaxy Is About?

There's no official word on whether this is actually the logline for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, though this brief description of the plot has been popping up in a number of places, including Production Weekly and It's On The Grid.

"About a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants."

If this is our first taste of the plot, it definitely makes sense. Marvel is going to want to inject a human story into their space-heavy ensemble, and this seems like the way to do it. As to who that U.S. pilot is, we're most likely looking at him being Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord), who's featured in the concept art.

As to what that "something" is that everyone wants, we're going to assume it's the Infinity Gauntlet, which we talked about at length recently in our last Marvel Studios Countdown: What Will Have to Change About 'The Infinity Gauntlet' for The Avengers 2. Additionally, for much more on Guardians of the Galaxy, scope out our terrific beginner's guide.

With this description flying around today, expect something more official to begin circulating soon. [via CBM]

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