Iron Man 2 may have set up the MCU, but it had a troubled production. Here's what went wrong behind-the-scenes.
Marvel fans with impressive recall skills will perhaps remember a brief moment in ‘Iron Man 2’ involving a small boy, and Iron Man mask and a Hammer Drone. As the drones terrorise a crowd of innocent folk, one of them scans the crowd, and zeroes in on a boy in an Iron Man mask. Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark swoops in, just in the nick of time, blasting the drone to bits from behind the boy, and with a ‘nice work, kid’, leaves the boy thinking that he did it.
Real-life superheroes are few and far between – mostly either weirdos who get off on spandex, grass-roots family campaigners or the odd bloke who cuts off wheel clamps. In the Marvel Universe, Iron Man is a bit different – he’s not a mutant or an alien, he just has a really cool outfit. “Robotic human augmentation such as the Iron Man suit is partially here if you think of pressure suits for space or flight, with all the clever head up displays they have in their helmets,” says Dr. Peter Bentley, head of the Digital Biology Unit at University College London.