Okay so before you go and start a riot because im talking about Iron Man 4 which Robert Downey Jr has said is a no go. I know this project might not happen ever but i just want to give my two cents on what plot we could have. Now that this is all cleared up if you still must tell me again that its not happening please feel free to do so in the comments. So here we go this is my scenario for Iron Man 4 and how it could help with giving the Marvel Phase 3 more shape. Here we are after the events of Age Of Ultron we have Tony Stark down and out as he was the creator of the psychopath robot known as Ultron. He wants to be a better man and doing so keep this world from mass destruction so he knows he must be the hero it needs so he dons the Iron Man costume for good. There's one man though who just wont let that happen though, somebody from the past who hasn't forgotten.
Yes the man we all thought we would be shaken about in Iron Man 3 only to be hugely disappointed only this time its the real stuff! I believe this character will be showing up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe i didn't know how though but i think i do now. The Mandarin of course indirectly referenced in Iron Man back in 08 as the terrorist group who kidnapped Stark were dubbed The Ten Rings which in the comics its these rings that give him his powers. The way it would work in the movies though its an Infinity Stone that he carries that does this so this is perfect for setting up the Infinity Gauntlet story. The Mandarin what does he want? He want to collect the Infinity Stones from Earth of course and on the way destroy the man who took down his organization.
The epic battle would be enough to help us forgot Iron Man 2 and 3 as Tony holds nothing back to prevent a disaster like Ultron happening again. I also believe as we get closer to Thanos we need to have the Infinity Stones showing up more prominently and The Mandarin would be perfect for that as well as Doctor Strange coming into the picture to explain some of the Mysticism that follows. In the end of course Stark will prevail against The Mandarin but with the help of War Machine as Tony realizes hes getting too old for this he decides to talk to Rhodes about a peculiar idea. We then find out just like Loki and Ronan were pawns of Thanos so was The Mandarin. We see the mad titan finally grow frustrated of The Avengers that he calls on an invasion when asked to where he smiles and says to Earth.
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