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Cobie Smulders Joins 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'; Ghostface Killah Says Marvel Suing Him Over Iron Man References

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist October 30, 2012 at 11:44AM

A couple of little curious updates to the ever expanding and apparently litigious Marvel universe, so here we go...
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Cobie Smulders Ghostface Killah

A couple of little curious updates to the ever expanding and apparently litigious Marvel universe, so here we go...

Yesterday it was revealed that Frank Grillo had nabbed the villain role of Crossbones in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," but as a few eagle eyes around the internet noticed, Variety's report also revealed that Cobie Smulders -- aka Agent Maria Hill -- has also been listed as part of the cast. No word yet on how big or small her participation will be, but needless to say, Marvel is going ahead and exercising those contract options. But it does suggest that S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to be integral, which isn't a shock considering a TV show is being developed around the agency as well.

Meanwhile, it looks like Marvel's laywers have stumbled across their children's hip hop CD collection. As folks may know, Wu Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah also refers to himself as Ironman (yes, one word) and Tony Stark (in fact, his first solo album was called Ironman). His fandom of the comics is pretty well known, and he even shot a cameo for "Iron Man." But, Marvel isn't being so nice anymore.

"Remember on Supreme Clientele, we were Tony Stark’d out with the skits, the Ironman skits and all that shit. Them niggas comin’ for that shit after all that time,” the rapper told MTV. Indeed, the album was released twelve years ago, but it's likely the "Iron's Theme" duo of skits that has caught the attention of legal hounds at the company. We're not sure what exactly the infringement is exactly -- it's basically a repeated chorus of the word "Ironman" -- but we're sure those legal drafts will find a reason to drag this into court.

C'mon guys, surely you have a better use of your time? Listen to what Marvel is troubled by below.

This article is related to: Cobie Smulders, Captain America: The Winter Soldier , Iron Man 3


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