Iron Man 3 Had a Female Villain Until Marvel Made Shane Black Rewrite the Script For Toy Sales

A new interview with Iron Man 3 writer/director Shane Black has revealed he planned for a female villain until “Marvel corporate” told him he had to change it to a man in order to sell toys.

It is too early in the week for this shit.

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“A sneak peek of Shane Black's Iron Man 3 is on the way, but your Facebook likes are required to achieve the reveal. Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios just posted this image of Tony Stark’s armor which, with every click, "charges” a little bit more. Once it reaches 100%, we’ll have new video from the May 3, 2013 release.“

(Sources: Superhero Hype & Facebook)


What’s it like working with director Shane Black?

RDJ: We were night shooting, and when they cut he would tend to run somewhere, because it’s the only time someone couldn’t ask him a question is when he’s in a full outrun. And he ran across the street and the next thing I knew he was kinda sitting down on the sidewalk. There was a cable in front of where we were working and he had hit it, it was such a clip that it thrown him on his side, dislocated his shoulder… (x)