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.
The movie's two sequels have been just as scrutinized, and while most fans know a lot about the films, there's always something new to learn about ol' Shellhead and some of the impressive battle scenes he's been in over the years. That's especially true when you're looking at some of the things that happened behind the scenes. The Iron Man trilogy 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 them all.
This list compiles some of the most fascinating behind-the-scenes facts from the Iron Man movies that'll make you want to sit through them all over again! 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 few hours.
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Paul Bettany Never Received A Full Script For Any 'Iron Man' Film
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A Legit Paparazzi Shot Of Iron Man Made It Into The Final Cut Of 'Iron Man'Photo: Paramount Pictures
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Robert Downey Jr. Improvised The Twist Ending In 'Iron Man'Photo: Paramount Pictures
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There's A Reason Jon Favreau Didn't Direct 'Iron Man 3'
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Dr. Wu Was Included In 'Iron Man 3' Because Of China
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Ivan Vanko Lost A Tattoo That Linked Him To Another MCU Villain