It was really only a matter of time, both parties played hardball. Marvel put themselves in the situation because of the contract they gave him for the first one, obviously he wouldn't take a worse contract and Marvel Studios/Disney wanted to keep more. Eventually the studio would have to relent, it was just about squeezing the last penny out of each other.
Am I the only person who thinks that the only Iron Man appearances from now on will be in Avengers films? Marvel Studios has said they will only put out two films a year so with all of the franchises they are trying to start, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, etc., one is bound to be a hit, maybe not Iron Man big but enough to make a trilogy. That leaves little room for even a reboot of Iron Man, which would be at least five to seven years away at best.
@sasquatch888: Well that sucks I guess, it was different and I liked it. I agree that that Angela part was a little weird, It felt like it was added at the end for little reason because the Galactus part was at least Bendis related. I am not sure who she is but I doubt she will make it into Guardians 1 except maybe in passing.
Well apparently I was the only person who liked this series. I like this review but I think the issue was a 4 out of 5 for sure, and the series as a whole was too.
There was a lot of action and mystery involved and it really was cool seeing the characters in such a bleak setting that is more than a what-if. The plot direction changes were a nice way to change up the way the story was told.