A pic snapped on the “Iron Man 3” set appears to set up yet the Marvel Movieverse debut of a huge part of Marvel Comics lore… and possibly open the door to hundreds of potential stories and characters – especially on the Bad Guy side. What a time to be alive.
POSSIBLE spoilers – though I imagine it’s more like “possible stuff you didn’t know about yet” – after the jump:
A.I.M. Advanced Idea Mechanics. Fucking A.
It’s kind of mind-blowing that these guys haven’t shown up sooner, especially in the “Iron Man” franchise. A.I.M. are a collective of mad-scientists who like to go about in matching clean-room hazmat suits and sell the fruits of their genius to be used for nefarious purposes (terrorism, espionage, etc.) “Where did so-and-so get that new super-weapon?” “Probably A.I.M.”
Now that Captain America and Iron Man are officially teammates (if not “pals,”) I wonder if they’ll keep the background-detail of A.I.M. having been founded as a Post WWII outgrowth of HYDRA. It’s the kind of “bonus continuity” you can take care of with a line of dialogue as opposed to expensive or distracting cameos/background-gags… though it would be incredible to see Toby Jones stomping around as the still-alive cyborg version of Arnim Zola (“Captain America” having implied that he wound up spirited-away by the Army like so many real-life Nazi mad-scientists.)
Of course, my mind goes to the same place I’m assuming a lot of your minds are going: Namely that A.I.M. is perhaps best known as the guys behind one of the greatest all-purpose comic book villains ever… M.O.D.O.K.
I want that. I want badly. I want to see Iron Man (or whoever) being menaced by a giant flying half-robot head with stubby little robot-limbs… and more importantly, I want to see an actual flesh-and-blood human actor in a legit, multimillion dollar studio tentpole have to intone with a straight face that his name stands for Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing.
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This. Is. Fucking. Amazing. Nuff said.
Last I heard the guy writing Cap 2 wanted Modok as the villain, played by Peter Dinklage. Sold.
I only saw avengers twice, but I could've sworn that hen hawkeye was under control of loki and getting the supplies for him and he says the line about SHIELD having enemies, he was holding an AIM clipboard. It was a real quick shot, so I could have been just on some nerd high at the time, but can anyone confirm that?
The only thing I know about AIM is that they created Death's Head III (yes, I like Death's Head and Death's Head 2, I don't have to explain myself). However, the reason I'm commenting is that your star trek entry is broken: It shows up on my feed but I can't view it. Just thought ya should know.
I had the unexpectedly good fortune to acquire the Captain America movie tie-in video game. I, of course, thought it was going to be an unmitigated steaming pile of hag-fish excrement. I was surprised, though, to find that the game's plot revolved around Madame Hydra and Zola's giant robot body. I wonder if this has anything to do with these set photos? It would be totally awesome if it did, because Zola's a BAMF and Madam Hydra is BAMFer.
I just woke up (yeah, I wake up at 1 past noon, its summer vacation, what of it, you wanna fight about it) so I wanted to quickly check out what happened in the realms of E3 and such before I went make my morning coffee. And I find this.
I don't think I need to turn on our coffee machine anymore cause my eyes are like dinner plates now.