It looks as though ‘Iron Man 3’ almost had a female villain. According to director Shane Black, ‘Iron Man 3’ was almost a very different film. It was quite a sore spot for comic book fans after Aldrich Killian was revealed to be the real bad guy… and not the iconic Mandarin.
Whether it’s because of studio interference, a crazy director, racial sensitivity or international money – sometimes a movie isn’t finished even after it reaches cinemas.
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.