Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 is well-known for a major twist regarding its villain. Who could have imagined a behind-the-scenes twist could be even more surprising? In a new interview, Black says in an early draft of the script the main villain was female, but Marvel executives told him he had to change it.
Oh, how things have changed since 2008. That was the year a little movie named Iron Man with a then struggling star named Robert Downey Jr. was released in theaters. It was, of course, a big hit and 12 movies later, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is still going strong.
If you’ve only been watching the movie portion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’ve been missing a lot. Over on ABC’s Agents of SHIELD, an army of
Inhumans has been unleashed upon the world. And, on Netflix, several new heroes are rising up in Hell’s Kitchen.
This weekend, the world met the whiskey-drinking, super-powered Hell’s Kitchen detective known as Jessica Jones. She’s the star of the second Netflix Marvel superhero show, leading into the team-up series The Defenders, and many people spent their weekends on the couch, devouring all 13 episodes.
Now that Ant-Man is out, Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is over. This slate of six movies began with Iron Man 3, and included some bold experiments (Guardians of the Galaxy) as well as huge upheavals. Now that it’s over, where do all our favorite characters stand? Let’s get you up to speed for Phase Three.