Marvel studios should consider meeting with it's press team. In the aftermath of the recent [The Avengers 3](movie:738027) team rumors, Robert Downey Jr. confirmed Iron Man 4 on Tuesday, and on Wednesday a retraction was made by RDJ. In spite the odd press beat Marvel Studios appears to be poised on a new and exciting journey for Avengers 3.
While [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035) appears to keep the original cinematic Avengers team intact, Avengers 3 will see Tony Stark becoming part of Earth's protection on an Inter-Galactic level with non other than The Guardians of the Galaxy. Iron Man 3 saw the Avengers center piece Tony Stark begin to lose touch with humanity, and in time Tony takes to space.
With the break out success of [Guardians of the Galaxy](movie:424073) this Summer and the impending battle with the Mad Titan Thanos looming on the horizon, Avengers 3 sets the stage for a fight the Avengers may actually not be able to win. There are still a great deal of moving parts until we finally see the Avengers fighting an Infinity Gauntlet wielding Thanos, but many of those parts have already been put into motion by Marvel Studios. The confirmation of [Guardians of the Galaxy 2](movie:1081113) provides a vehicle for movie goers to see the Mad Titan continue his quest for the Infinity Gems. James Gunn acknowledged the Easter egg of Adam Warlock's cocoon in GOTG, whose role is pivotal in the Infinity Gauntlet Story line and Marvel made a very tight lipped announcement of a new movie by the same name.
The Infinity Gauntlet Story line saw the half entire universe destroyed at the snap of a finger. In a darkly humorous turn most of the characters that are killed when Thanos snaps his fingers are licensed to other companies, including most of the X-Men and Fantastic Four. All the necessary characters already belong to Marvel Studios and the cinematic retelling is guaranteed to be a blockbuster. Will The Avengers prevail against the God like Thanos, or do you think we need to saddle up for some X-Men Last Stand proportions of disappointment? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.