Now with the Avengers assembled, you would think that it would be easy for any of the members to just pick up a phone – maybe not for Thor – and call his or her fellow teammate for some help. After watching the new Iron Man 3 trailer, we saw that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) had a clear opportunity to call any one of them to help him fight the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley).
But it appears that he is stuck with Rhodey (Don Cheadle). But why doesn’t he call the others for help?
Slashfilm reports that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says that Iron Man 3 will addressed this issue.
Feige addressed the concern fans may have about Stark not calling for help from the Avengers at a recent roundtable:
I am betting that like the comics you don’t have to keep – if you are reading a standalone “Iron Man” comic, they don’t spend every page explaining where every other Marvel hero is. The audience kind of accepts that there are times when they’re on their own and there are times when they are together. I’m betting that movie audiences will feel the same way. That being said, there is a little bit of lip service here and there to that. There is also just the very nature of Tony wants to, once he barely survives that house attack you saw today, and even you saw it in the message he left for Pepper, he’s basically saying “I’m going off the grid to try to figure something out.”
That does make a lot of sense if you think about it. The Avengers weren’t formed as a hotline for heroes if they need help. But even if that thought did occur in Starks’ mind, it’s not like he would have called them to begin with, because it’s his nature to take care of his problems on his own.
So what do you think? Does Feige provide a legitimate answer as to why Stark doesn’t call for help?
Directed by Shane Black, Iron Man 3 opens in theaters on May 3.