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What Happened To Robert Downey Jr.'s Big Announcement?

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:30


With the release of the Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man poster for the Avengers 2 came with it mention that "there’s a big announcement coming in 8 days."

Spider-Man actor? Robert Downey Jr. in the new Spider-Man movie? Iron Man 4? Richard Rider Nova movie?

Well, eight days came and went and there was no "big announcement."

It turns out the new trailer and word of tickets going on sale happened to be the "big announcement," or so says the social media manager at Marvel.

Adri Crowan throws RDJ under the bus on Twitter by saying: "We never actually said there would be an announcement," - obviously meaning "Marvel."

Crowan continues by blaming news outlets and fans for false hype: "I think maybe people hyped it, not us, though."

Cowan also responds as follows to the people complaining: "Yesterday was the big announcement. C'mon people.. Sorry for the awesome trailer and releasing tickets, guys! I'll take them back now [pouts in corner]."

Cowan also lets it be known no big announcement will be forthcoming: "Yesterday was the announcement. Trailer, tickets on sale. Promise.."

We can either speculate there was a big announcement, but something caused it to get cancelled, or that RDJ's Facebook people (or himself) posted incorrectly

And for the reccord: RDJ made the announcement on 2/25; 8 days later is today, Thursday, March 5th.

"The Avengers: Age Of Ultron" hits May 1, 2015 directed by Joss Whedon starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Paul Bettany as Vision, with James Spader as Ultron.


When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

The Avengers 2 Trailer: