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Iron Man Deemed Too Unrealistic By Production Studio Before MCU Debut

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New Line Cinema argued that Iron Man was “too heavy to fly”.

It goes without saying that the triumph of the Marvel Cinematic Universe can be attributed to the success of the original. Iron Man movie starring Robert Downey Jr. The decision to start the franchise with him was initially seen as a huge gamble on Kevin Feige’s part, especially considering that Iron Man has always been seen as a character from the B list. On top of that, RDJ had a bad reputation in Hollywood, but the film still exceeded expectations and launched arguably the biggest franchise in film and TV.

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Now, most of you probably aren’t aware of this interesting anecdote, but it turns out that Tony Stark nearly debuted in the mid-2000s, three years before he became a fixture in the MCU. However, the project didn’t take off as a certain production company deemed the now-iconic Marvel superhero a little too unrealistic.

According to a new report from The Hollywood ReporterNew Line Cinema was actually developing a Iron Man movie but eventually ended the project for a specific reason – they felt the idea of ​​Tony Stark being able to fly while wearing a metal suit didn’t make sense as he would be “too heavy to fly” .

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Well, New Line Cinema’s loss is Marvel Studios’ gain and they pretty much proved that Iron Man could defy the laws of physics. Luckily, the production company sold the film rights back to Marvel because they obviously didn’t know what to do with the character.

the original Iron Man The film is available to stream on Disney+.