The third installment of the Iron Man series due to have it’s premiere at the Odeon in Leicester Square has had to move to the following day due to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral. Both events were planned for Wednesday 17 April 2013. Is that irony? Anyway, we concede that the Iron Lady scores a point here.
However, we declare the Iron Man the winner
Iron man star Robert Downey Jnr has just entered in to the Guinness Book Of World Records for receiving a record-breaking birthday card featuring 5,339 signatures in Beijing at the Chinese premiere of Iron Man 3. This beats the previous record of 4,347 achieved by Churchill Insurance (UK) in 2012.
Margaret Thatcher’s greeting card legacy will probably be her 1981 Christmas card list which included Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. How the world changes.