There's a rumor that hit the internet today that Marvel wants Robert Downey Jr. to reprise his role as Iron Man in their Guardians of the Galaxy movie. The news comes from comicbook.com and one of their inside sources, but it's still only a rumor until there's confirmation.
During New York Comic Con Marvel revealed the cover for their new Guardians of the Galaxy comic book, and Iron Man was a part of the group. Specualtuion shortly followed that he'd be in the film as well, but now an inside source has come out to make the speculation more plausible. So if they plan on following their new comic book storyline then it would make some sense to see the character in the film as well. As far as I know, Downey Jr. still has yet to sign a new contract with Marvel, and Iron Man 3 will be his last film under contract. The site goes on to say that,
In addition to the claim from our source, there has been some recent foreshadowing that it will indeed be Tony Stark’s Iron Man joining the Guardians of the Galaxy. The Avengers Assemble comic book was specifically launched to feature a team of Avengers, which would be familiar with new fans arising from the movie. In the Avengers Assemble #8 comic book, Tony Stark is invited to join the Guardians of the Galaxy in their outer space adventures.
Here's that section of the comic book:
It would be so freakin' cool to see Iron Man end up in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. There's a few other little hints that have been put out there from twitter user Roger Wardell who tends to tweet out a lot of Marvel insider news. He at one point suggested that Iron Man 3 underwent a last minute rewrite for the film’s third act and that like The Avengers it will feature a mid credits scene and a post credits scene.
Again, none of this has been confirmed, but it makes for good discussion and speculation. What do you think about Iron Man possibly being included in Guardians of the Galaxy? I hope it turns out to be true.