Iron Man Has Multiple Embarrassing, Never-Released Deleted Scenes

A still image of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man in different settings

Iron Man producer Jeremy Latcham claims there are multiple “embarrassing” deleted scenes from the acclaimed 2008 superhero film that will never be released, including one that airs some of its dirty laundry — literally.

Per Screen Rant, Latcham says there are “three or four” deleted scenes from Iron Man the public will never see because of how “bad” they are. One scene in particular concerned Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, featuring notable Iron Man antagonist Abu Bakaar (Sayed Badreya) doing laundry. Feige insisted the scene couldn’t come out as it would make Marvel look incompetent. “There are still three or four deleted scenes from [Iron Man] that I don’t think will ever be released because they were so bad,” Latcham said. “I remember Kevin saying to me in 2012, when I was like, ‘Should we put the Abu doing laundry deleted scenes out?’ And Kevin was like, ‘No. We can never put out Abu doing laundry. People will know we don’t know what we’re doing. It’ll be embarrassing if they see these scenes.'”


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Feige’s fears were understandable, considering that 2008’s Iron Man was the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to Latcham, the deleted scenes are too “absurd” to be released. “There was a whole runner in Iron Man where Tony Stark was doing laundry and I don’t think they’ve ever come out. Someone should look into it, but I don’t think they’ve ever been seen,” he said. “Tony is doing laundry for the captors, but he’s really breaking the washing machine and stealing parts from it to build the Mark 1 suit. It’s so absurd. It’s wild.”

In Iron Man, Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) was captured by Abu and fellow members of the Ten Rings terrorist group, who detained him to ensure he built weapons on their behalf. Abu tortured Tony after Tony refused to help him create a version of the Jericho missile, only guaranteeing him freedom if he complied. Tony instead constructed the first version of the Iron Man armor, using it to escape captivity.

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Iron Man Was a Strong Start for the MCU

Despite the omitted scenes, Iron Man proved to be a very successful opener for the MCU. The film grossed over $585 million on a $140 million budget, accelerating Downey’s Hollywood renaissance in the process and sparking a trilogy of Iron Man movies. Latcham went on to produce Iron Man 2 and other notable MCU features, such as The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man: Homecoming. His most recent production credit came on Paramount Pictures’ Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.

Iron Man‘s place in history was sealed last December when it was officially added to the National Film Registry due to its cultural and historical significance. Tony Stark’s last appearance in the MCU was during Avengers: Endgame, where he died after sacrificing himself to stop Thanos. Despite rumors about Tony’s potential return in the MCU, there are no known plans for the character to make a live-action return as of now.

Source: Screen Rant


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