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Trivia for ''Film/IronMan3''.


* TheOtherDarrin: In the Canadian French dub, Bernard Gabay (Robert Downey Jr.'s voice actor for the European French dubs) replaces Daniel Picard as the voice of Tony.

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* TheOtherDarrin: In the Canadian French dub, Tony Stark/Iron Man is voiced by Bernard Gabay (Robert Gabay, Robert Downey Jr.'s ''European French'' voice actor, rather than Daniel Picard, his voice actor for since the European French dubs) replaces Daniel Picard as the voice of Tony.first film.


* TheOtherDarrin: In the Canadian French dub, Bernard Gabay replaces Daniel Picard as the voice of Tony.

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* TheOtherDarrin: In the Canadian French dub, Bernard Gabay (Robert Downey Jr.'s voice actor for the European French dubs) replaces Daniel Picard as the voice of Tony.

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* MultipleLanguagesSameVoiceActor: Bernard Gabay voiced Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Canadian and European French dubs.


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* TheOtherDarrin: In the Canadian French dub, Bernard Gabay replaces Daniel Picard as the voice of Tony.


* ExecutiveMeddling: Ellen Brandt and Maya Hansen were originally going to have larger roles in the story and the villain was supposed to be female, but Marvel's corporate wing insisted that the BigBad had to be male, following the reasoning that toys based on female characters wouldn't sell (ironically, toys of either Hansen or [[spoiler: Killian]] were never made for the film). The entire script had to be altered as a result.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Ellen Brandt and Maya Hansen were originally going to have larger roles in the story and the villain was supposed to be female, but Marvel's corporate wing (particularly the notoriously sexist Ike Perlmutter) insisted that the BigBad had to be male, following the reasoning that toys based on female characters wouldn't sell (ironically, toys of either Hansen or [[spoiler: Killian]] were never made for the film). The entire script had to be altered as a result.



* FlipFlopOfGod: Oh, boy, the Mandarin... Creator/ShaneBlack initially said he had no intention of doing the Mandarin at all, citing the character's reputation as a racist stereotype as the reason. The Mandarin ended up appearing as the main villain, albeit casting the half-Indian Creator/BenKingsley as the Mandarin in order to avoid offending Chinese audiences and the movie's own Chinese financial backers. [[spoiler:Later, Black originally stated both in [[http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/05/04/iron-man-3-mandarin-spoiler/3/ an interview]] and on the commentary that Aldrich Killian was the actual MCU incarnation of the Mandarin, not Kingsley's Trevor Slattery.]] However... [[spoiler: ''Film/AllHailTheKing'' retconned it, revealing that Killian wasn't really the Mandarin, either, but someone else who is the real Mandarin wasn't happy with what Killian and Trevor did. Despite being assumed that this was because [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks how]] [[BrokenBase some people]] reacted to Killian being the Mandarin, co-writer Drew Pearce later said the short was ''not'' made to please Mandarin fans, but to fix the potential {{Plot Hole}}s caused by TheReveal]].

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* FlipFlopOfGod: Oh, boy, the Mandarin... Creator/ShaneBlack initially said he had no intention of doing the Mandarin at all, citing the character's reputation as a racist stereotype as the reason.reason[[note]][[CriticalResearchFailure Apparently unaware that later writers]] [[ReimaginingTheArtifact heavily toned down the offensive elements of the character]] [[CharacterizationMarchesOn and evolved him into a more well-rounded individual]] [[EvilIsCool that is probably Iron Man's single most popular villain]][[/note]]. The Mandarin ended up appearing as the main villain, albeit casting the half-Indian Creator/BenKingsley as the Mandarin in order to avoid offending Chinese audiences and the movie's own Chinese financial backers. [[spoiler:Later, Black originally stated both in [[http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/05/04/iron-man-3-mandarin-spoiler/3/ an interview]] and on the commentary that Aldrich Killian was the actual MCU incarnation of the Mandarin, not Kingsley's Trevor Slattery.]] However... [[spoiler: ''Film/AllHailTheKing'' retconned it, revealing that Killian wasn't really the Mandarin, either, but someone else who is the real Mandarin wasn't happy with what Killian and Trevor did. Despite being assumed that this was because [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks how]] [[BrokenBase some people]] reacted to Killian being the Mandarin, co-writer Drew Pearce later said the short was ''not'' made to please Mandarin fans, but to fix the potential {{Plot Hole}}s caused by TheReveal]].



* OutOfHolidayEpisode: The film is set during Christmas, but it was released in April.

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* OutOfHolidayEpisode: The film is set during Christmas, but it was released in April. This, of course, falls in with Creator/ShaneBlack's [[CreatorThumbprint Christmas obsession]].



** As for official ''Iron Man 3''-branded Lego: One of the sets [[spoiler: is called "Iron Man vs. the Mandarin: Ultimate Showdown", and features Tony going up against the Mandarin in a weird weapon-covered tank-thing, the obvious implication being that this is a toy recreation of the film's big final battle. That's right, even ''the toys'' are deliberately misleading you as to the film's plot! (There's also a set based on the scene where Tony's house gets blown up which includes a Mandarin figure, implying he's flying one of the helicopters.)]]

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** As for official ''Iron Man 3''-branded Lego: LEGO sets: One of the sets [[spoiler: is called "Iron Man vs. the Mandarin: Ultimate Showdown", and features Tony going up against the Mandarin in a weird weapon-covered tank-thing, the obvious implication being that this is a toy recreation of the film's big final battle. That's right, even ''the toys'' are deliberately misleading you as to the film's plot! (There's also a set based on the scene where Tony's house gets blown up which includes a Mandarin figure, implying he's flying one of the helicopters.)]])]]
*** On a similar note, a bunch of toys, including one LEGO set, depict Rhodey in his traditional, unpainted War Machine armor, which never appears in the film. This, combined with the trailers and merchandising never showing who was under the Iron Patriot suit, resulting in people assuming the Patriot was a separate character (if not ComicBook/NormanOsborn for rights reasons, then Killian or one of his henchmen, which does technically happen when they steal the suit and use it to kidnap the president).

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** ParentNeverCameBackFromTheStore


* WagTheDirector: Part of the reason adapting "Demon in the Bottle" was nixed was because Creator/RobertDowneyJr was afraid that going back to that mindset after the progress he'd made in his recovery would cause him to relapse, hence the decision to refoucs it on PTSD and the need to constantly be Iron Man.

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* WagTheDirector: Part of the reason adapting "Demon in the Bottle" was nixed was because Creator/RobertDowneyJr was afraid that going back to that mindset after the progress he'd made in his recovery would cause him to relapse, hence the decision to refoucs refocus it on PTSD and the need to constantly be Iron Man.


* TrollingCreator: Kevin Feige and Shane Black were on a roll with this.
** A Super Bowl trailer that promised an 'extended look' had Robert Downey Jr. staring at the camera. To be fair, "extensive" and "extended" could be easily confused.

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* TrollingCreator: Kevin Feige Creator/KevinFeige and Shane Black Creator/ShaneBlack were on a roll with this.
** A Super Bowl trailer that promised an 'extended look' had Robert Downey Jr. Creator/RobertDowneyJr staring at the camera. To be fair, "extensive" and "extended" could be easily confused.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/JessicaChastain was initially approached for the role of Maya Hansen before Creator/RebeccaHall was cast, but turned down the offer due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/TheDisappearanceOfEleanorRigby''.
*** Creator/IslaFisher, Creator/DianeKruger, and Creator/GemmaArterton were also considered for the part of Maya Hansen. Arterton was previously considered for the roles of [[Comicbook/BlackWidow Natasha Romanoff]] and [[Characters/MCUPeggyCarter Peggy Carter]] in ''Film/IronMan2'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.
** Creator/AnthonyMackie auditioned for the part of [[Main/BigBad The Mandarin]] before the casting of Creator/BenKingsley. Mackie would eventually go on to portray [[Comicbook/TheFalcon Sam Wilson]] in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
** Creator/JudeLaw was considered for the role of Aldrich Killian before Creator/GuyPearce was cast. Law would later go on to play [[spoiler: Yon-Rogg]] in ''Film/CaptainMarvel2019''.
** Creator/EmiliaClarke was originally cast in the film as an unspecified character, but changes to the script led to her being removed from the movie.
** [[Film/LesMiserables2012 Tom Hooper]] was offered to direct the film before Creator/ShaneBlack was hired.
** Creator/JonFavreau refusing to direct the film meant that his original plan for the Mandarin was nixed. During a 2008 interview, Favreau had mentioned that he envisioned the Mandarin as the true GreaterScopeVillain of the ''Iron Man'' film series, likening him to [[Franchise/LordOfTheRings Sauron]] and [[Franchise/StarWars Emperor Palpatine]]. Despite the first two movies having {{Foreshadowing}} for the character, Favreau's departure from the director's chair for ''Iron Man 3'' meant that this idea was never fulfilled. Once Shane Black and Drew Pearce took over, they instead went with the idea that the Mandarin was [[spoiler: merely a charlatan and DecoyLeader]].
** Shane Black wanted to do a little more of the "Demon In the Bottle" storyline in the film, but Disney nixed it, and it was already somewhat covered in the previous film.
** Brandt was originally considered as Killian's [[TheDragon Dragon]] instead of Savin. She would've even emerged instead of Killian in the ending in a DragonTheirFeet moment, with Pepper engaging her in a DesignatedGirlFight.
** [[spoiler:Trevor Slattery/The Mandarin]] was originally slated to die at the end of the movie, exploding after injecting himself with Extremis.
** Originally the film was intended to start with flashbacks of Tony's youth, other idea considered was to start the film with Tony landing in Tennessee and another had Tony cleaning up land mines with the Stark logo on them as an allusion to the many explosive elements from his past waiting to detonate.
** In early drafts Maya Hansen was going to be the main antagonist of the film, [[http://uproxx.com/movies/shane-black-the-nice-guys-iron-man-3/ but this was nixed by Marvel hire-ups for toy selling reasons.]]
** The film's original time run was 3 hours and 15 minutes.
** Before the release of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', there were discussions about [[https://web.archive.org/web/20130929173225/http://www.craveonline.com/film/articles/173736-clark-gregg-on-the-avengers-marvel-one-shots-iron-man-3-and-more Clark Gregg reprising his role as Agent Coulson]].

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/JessicaChastain was initially approached
WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/MarvelCinematicUniverse Enough for the role of Maya Hansen before Creator/RebeccaHall was cast, but turned down the offer due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/TheDisappearanceOfEleanorRigby''.
*** Creator/IslaFisher, Creator/DianeKruger, and Creator/GemmaArterton were also considered for the part of Maya Hansen. Arterton was previously considered for the roles of [[Comicbook/BlackWidow Natasha Romanoff]] and [[Characters/MCUPeggyCarter Peggy Carter]] in ''Film/IronMan2'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.
** Creator/AnthonyMackie auditioned for the part of [[Main/BigBad The Mandarin]] before the casting of Creator/BenKingsley. Mackie would eventually go on to portray [[Comicbook/TheFalcon Sam Wilson]] in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
** Creator/JudeLaw was considered for the role of Aldrich Killian before Creator/GuyPearce was cast. Law would later go on to play [[spoiler: Yon-Rogg]] in ''Film/CaptainMarvel2019''.
** Creator/EmiliaClarke was originally cast in the film as an unspecified character, but changes to the script led to her being removed from the movie.
** [[Film/LesMiserables2012 Tom Hooper]] was offered to direct the film before Creator/ShaneBlack was hired.
** Creator/JonFavreau refusing to direct the film meant that his original plan for the Mandarin was nixed. During a 2008 interview, Favreau had mentioned that he envisioned the Mandarin as the true GreaterScopeVillain of the ''Iron Man'' film series, likening him to [[Franchise/LordOfTheRings Sauron]] and [[Franchise/StarWars Emperor Palpatine]]. Despite the first two movies having {{Foreshadowing}} for the character, Favreau's departure from the director's chair for ''Iron Man 3'' meant that this idea was never fulfilled. Once Shane Black and Drew Pearce took over, they instead went with the idea that the Mandarin was [[spoiler: merely a charlatan and DecoyLeader]].
** Shane Black wanted to do a little more of the "Demon In the Bottle" storyline in the film, but Disney nixed it, and it was already somewhat covered in the previous film.
** Brandt was originally considered as Killian's [[TheDragon Dragon]] instead of Savin. She would've even emerged instead of Killian in the ending in a DragonTheirFeet moment, with Pepper engaging her in a DesignatedGirlFight.
** [[spoiler:Trevor Slattery/The Mandarin]] was originally slated to die at the end of the movie, exploding after injecting himself with Extremis.
** Originally the film was intended to start with flashbacks of Tony's youth, other idea considered was to start the film with Tony landing in Tennessee and another had Tony cleaning up land mines with the Stark logo on them as an allusion to the many explosive elements from his past waiting to detonate.
** In early drafts Maya Hansen was going to be the main antagonist of the film, [[http://uproxx.com/movies/shane-black-the-nice-guys-iron-man-3/ but this was nixed by Marvel hire-ups for toy selling reasons.]]
** The film's original time run was 3 hours and 15 minutes.
** Before the release of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', there were discussions about [[https://web.archive.org/web/20130929173225/http://www.craveonline.com/film/articles/173736-clark-gregg-on-the-avengers-marvel-one-shots-iron-man-3-and-more Clark Gregg reprising his role as Agent Coulson]].
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** Before the release of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', there were discussions about [[https://web.archive.org/web/20130929173225/http://www.craveonline.com/film/articles/173736-clark-gregg-on-the-avengers-marvel-one-shots-iron-man-3-and-more Clark Gregg reprising his role as Agent Coulson]].


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** Before the release of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', there were discussions about [[https://web.archive.org/web/20130929173225/http://www.craveonline.com/film/articles/173736-clark-gregg-on-the-avengers-marvel-one-shots-iron-man-3-and-more Clark Gregg reprising his role as Agent Coulson]].


** Creator/JessicaChastain was initially approached for the role of Maya Hansen before Creator/RebeccaHall was cast, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
*** Creator/IslaFisher, Creator/DianeKruger, and Creator/GemmaArterton were also considered for the part of Maya Hansen. Arterton was previously considered for the roles of Comicbook/BlackWidow and [[Characters/MCUPeggyCarter Peggy Carter]] in ''Film/IronMan2'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.
** Creator/JudeLaw was considered for the role of Aldrich Killian before Creator/GuyPearce was cast. Law previously worked with Creator/RobertDowneyJr in ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'' and ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'' and Creator/GwynethPaltrow in ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow''. Law would eventually go on to portray [[spoiler: Yon-Rogg]] in ''Film/{{Captain Marvel|2019}}''.
** As stated by co-writer Drew Pearce [[https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx2iwcKprLb/?igshid=tfz5vyk19irh on his instagram in May 2019]], Creator/EmiliaClarke was cast in the film early on in production but dropped out after script changes. What makes this particularly unique is that her casting was kept an absolute secret until Pearce revealed it.

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** Creator/JessicaChastain was initially approached for the role of Maya Hansen before Creator/RebeccaHall was cast, but dropped out turned down the offer due to scheduling conflicts.
conflicts with ''Film/TheDisappearanceOfEleanorRigby''.
*** Creator/IslaFisher, Creator/DianeKruger, and Creator/GemmaArterton were also considered for the part of Maya Hansen. Arterton was previously considered for the roles of Comicbook/BlackWidow [[Comicbook/BlackWidow Natasha Romanoff]] and [[Characters/MCUPeggyCarter Peggy Carter]] in ''Film/IronMan2'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''.
** Creator/AnthonyMackie auditioned for the part of [[Main/BigBad The Mandarin]] before the casting of Creator/BenKingsley. Mackie would eventually go on to portray [[Comicbook/TheFalcon Sam Wilson]] in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
** Creator/JudeLaw was considered for the role of Aldrich Killian before Creator/GuyPearce was cast. Law previously worked with Creator/RobertDowneyJr in ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'' and ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'' and Creator/GwynethPaltrow in ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow''. Law would eventually later go on to portray play [[spoiler: Yon-Rogg]] in ''Film/{{Captain Marvel|2019}}''.
''Film/CaptainMarvel2019''.
** As stated by co-writer Drew Pearce [[https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx2iwcKprLb/?igshid=tfz5vyk19irh on his instagram in May 2019]], Creator/EmiliaClarke was originally cast in the film early on in production as an unspecified character, but dropped out after changes to the script changes. What makes this particularly unique is that led to her casting was kept an absolute secret until Pearce revealed it.being removed from the movie.
** Before the release of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', there were discussions about [[https://web.archive.org/web/20130929173225/http://www.craveonline.com/film/articles/173736-clark-gregg-on-the-avengers-marvel-one-shots-iron-man-3-and-more Clark Gregg reprising his role as Agent Coulson]].



** Black wanted to do a little more of the "Demon In the Bottle" storyline in the film, but Disney nixed it, and it was already somewhat covered in the previous film.

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** Creator/JonFavreau refusing to direct the film meant that his original plan for the Mandarin was nixed. During a 2008 interview, Favreau had mentioned that he envisioned the Mandarin as the true GreaterScopeVillain of the ''Iron Man'' film series, likening him to [[Franchise/LordOfTheRings Sauron]] and [[Franchise/StarWars Emperor Palpatine]]. Despite the first two movies having {{Foreshadowing}} for the character, Favreau's departure from the director's chair for ''Iron Man 3'' meant that this idea was never fulfilled. Once Shane Black and Drew Pearce took over, they instead went with the idea that the Mandarin was [[spoiler: merely a charlatan and DecoyLeader]].
** Shane
Black wanted to do a little more of the "Demon In the Bottle" storyline in the film, but Disney nixed it, and it was already somewhat covered in the previous film.



** Before the release of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', there were talks about [[https://web.archive.org/web/20130929173225/http://www.craveonline.com/film/articles/173736-clark-gregg-on-the-avengers-marvel-one-shots-iron-man-3-and-more Clark Gregg reprising his role as Agent Coulson]].


* WagTheDirector: Part of the reason adapting "Demon in the Battle" was nixed was because Creator/RobertDowneyJr was afraid that going back to that mindset after the progress he'd made in his recovery would cause him to relapse, hence the decision to refoucs it on PTSD and the need to constantly be Iron Man.

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* WagTheDirector: Part of the reason adapting "Demon in the Battle" Bottle" was nixed was because Creator/RobertDowneyJr was afraid that going back to that mindset after the progress he'd made in his recovery would cause him to relapse, hence the decision to refoucs it on PTSD and the need to constantly be Iron Man.


* IKnewIt: Averted but what makes this notable is that the movie managed to keep its twist secret enough to the point where almost no one saw it coming. This is quite an accomplishment considering that films such as ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' are having their twists correctly guessed before they even came out.


* OldShame: Not for the whole film itself, it seems as though the MCU's writers don't seem to hold the movie's plot twist ([[spoiler:that the Mandarin is really an actor to distract the audience from the real villain, Aldrich Killian]]) in high regard based on the absurd amount of LeaningOnTheFourthWall in ''Film/AllHailTheKing'', along with the {{Retcon}} that stated that [[spoiler:there is a "real" Mandarin that exists, and he's not happy with what happened in the events of ''Iron Man 3'']].

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* OldShame: Not for the whole film itself, it seems as though the MCU's writers don't seem to hold the movie's plot twist ([[spoiler:that the Mandarin is really an actor to distract the audience from the real villain, Aldrich Killian]]) in high regard based on the absurd amount of LeaningOnTheFourthWall in ''Film/AllHailTheKing'', along with the {{Retcon}} that stated that [[spoiler:there is a "real" Mandarin that exists, and he's not happy with what happened in the events of ''Iron Man 3'']].3''. Said real Mandarin would eventually become the main antagonist of the ''Shang-Chi'' film]].


* ItWasHisSled: The [[spoiler: twist of the Mandarin actually being a charlatan]] was a closely guarded secret in the lead up to the original release, but it's since become so controversial and well known that it ended up as the single most remembered aspect of the entire film.

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* ItWasHisSled: The [[spoiler: twist of the Mandarin actually being a charlatan]] was a closely guarded secret in the lead up to the original release, but it's has since become so controversial and well known that it ended up as the single most remembered aspect of the entire film.

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