Monday, May 12, 2008

Cap's shield in 'Iron Man' movie?

It looks like we have another Easter egg in the Iron Man movie:

Right there, below Tony Stark's armpit, on the desk. Doesn't that look like Captain America's shield?

It would make sense for Stark to have a role in creating the shield, considering it's supposed to be composed of a mix of Adamantium and Vibranium, two very high-tech substances in the Marvel Universe.

But Cap started using the shield about six decades before Stark donned his iron long-johns.


Anonymous said...

Actually,Captain Americas original shield was destroyed before he was frozen after World War 2. It would make sense that he was making a new one for cap after being un-frozen.

richard said...

Again through retroactive continuity, it is established that the shield was presented to Rogers by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.[1] The shield is created by a fictional American metallurgist named Dr. Myron MacLain, who had been commissioned by the US government to create an indestructible armor material to aid the war effort. MacLain experiments with vibranium, an alien metal found only in Wakanda that has unique vibration absorption properties.
The vibranium-iron alloy mix is then poured into a mold for a tank's upper hatch to create the disc shape and painted to become Captain America's symbol.

Dr. Maclain did this independently and never worked for Stark Industries. He did later work for s.h.i.e.l.d. Tony Stark never developed Cap's Shield, So all this would be is another gross screw up of yet another comic book storyline.

I'm not saying that there shouldn't been tie ins in movies what I am saying is, Captain America first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941). Ironman first appeared in Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963),the same year The Avengers Team was put together in The Avengers #1 (Sept. 1963). Cap came first, Tony did not make the sheild (He did however upgrade it before Cap was unthawed) The guy that wrote the article didn't know that and if they don't do Captain America next and do some type of a tie in at that point to Ironman, it will screw everything up. Captain America movie should have come first.