When Iron Man hit theaters in 2008, nobody could have predicted the film would launch what came to be the biggest film franchise of all time. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a beast - it's bigger than Star Wars, Harry Potter, and James Bond combined. It's that big, but it probably wouldn't even exist were it not for the shot in the dark that was Iron Man. Because so much has rested on that one movie's shoulders, it's attracted the attention of fans for years.
While most fans know a lot about the movie, there's always something new to learn about ol' Shellhead and his impressive battle scenes spread throughout his first MCU outing. That's especially true when you're looking at some of the things that happened behind the scenes. Iron Man certainly had a lot going on that wasn't revealed until much later, and when you find out what those things were, you're going to want to go back and rewatch it all over again.
This list compiles some of the most fascinating behind-the-scenes facts from Iron Man that'll make you want to sit through it for the 50th time! Take a look down below, and don't forget to upvote your favorites before you head back to the couch to chill with Tony Stark for a couple of hours.
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Jon Favreau Insisted On Casting Robert Downey Jr. Over Studio Objections
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'Iron Man' Has A Connection To 'A Christmas Story'
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Clark Gregg's Part Was Originally Unnamed And Much Smaller
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There's A Reason Tony Stark Eats Burger King Upon Returning To The States
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'Iron Man' Was In Development Hell For Decades
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Ray's Pizza Got A Mention Because Of Jon Favreau