Thank Robert Downey, Jr. For The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Last night, Robert Downey, Jr. appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s ABC talk show and, well, proved why he is Tony Stark. Highlights include his appraisal of Tom Holland playing the new Spider-Man, and his willingness to appear in Spider-Man Homecoming. And in true Tony Stark fashion, he posits a whole new subplot for that Spider-Man film involving Marisa Tomei’s Aunt May. If nothing else for that reboot, her casting does bring up a lot of potential dramatic tension that never existed in the movies before: Aunt May DATES.


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In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He has performed with ComedySportz and Silicon Valley Shakespeare, though relocated to Hollywood to... work in an office? If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at