Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are losing it over an Iron Man 2 deleted scene that shows off Tony Stark and Pepper Potts’ dynamic. The entire back and forth is absolutely charming and a perfect encapsulation of what made their back and forth work so well. Loyal MCU and Iron Man fan @starksyndrome helped circulate the clip. A bunch of the replies argue that the filmmakers should have chosen to leave that little interaction in the final cut. Luckily for all of us, the Internet is forever and these small details really never go away. In fact, anniversaries of films on Twitter can probably look forward to similar treatment.
Iron Man fans have been thinking about the early days of the franchise a lot recently as the first film’s anniversary also came this month. Maybe it’s just everyone being inside of the house, but people really miss Tony Stark right now. Ever since Avengers: Endgame hit theaters and absolutely gutted the fanbase, they’ve been dividing ways for the hero to return. But, for now, that seems unlikely. Anthony and Joe Russo directed that film, and they argue that Downey’s portrayal of Tony Stark is the stuff of legends. They went to bat for him to win an Academy Award for it last year.
“We don’t make movies for awards." Joe Russo explained. "Yes, making this was exceedingly difficult. We made the two most expensive movies ever back-to-back. But I just want to stump for one thing, and that’s Robert Downey.”
iron man 2 deleted scenes remain undefeated pic.twitter.com/hwNkgm5MYi— emily (@starksyndrome) May 7, 2020
“His cumulative body of work from these movies is staggering,” he previously mentioned. “If you look at the work over just even the last four [Marvel] films he’s done, it’s phenomenal. . . . He deserves an Oscar perhaps more than anyone in the last 40 years because of the way that he has motivated popular culture."
“I don’t know if I have ever seen—in movie history—a global audience react to a performance the way they did to Robert Downey in that movie,” Russo added. “There were people bawling in movie theaters, hyperventilating. I mean, that is a profound performance, when you can touch audiences all over the world to that degree. We’ve never seen anything like that, and if that doesn’t deserve an Oscar, I don’t know what does.”
How do you feel about Iron Man 2? Let us know in the comments! Check out the responses below:
People are having some fun with that punchline
I AM NoHt On My cYcLe PePhHeeeerrrrrrr— alex (@d_rashx) May 8, 2020
Part of what makes it work
Iron Man 2 is such a chaotic masterpiece in both the film itself and its deleted scenes— Faith/Coco ⭕️➕ ⧖ ⎊ 💜🥄🏳️🌈 ∞ (@dragonsarmors) May 8, 2020
Say it with your chest
I’m not on my cycle, Pepper!— Deep Cut Films (@Deep_Cut_Films) May 8, 2020
Lmaooooo— Confessions (@Kidfromqueens1) May 8, 2020
“IM NOT ON MY CYCLE PEPPER” THIS STILL SENDS ME 😭😭😭— ana (@lukesdevyl) May 8, 2020
ABORT MISSION— you can’t afford me -T.S. (@kiiyawiiya) May 8, 2020
Unbeatable— Dje’challa (@djenne99) May 8, 2020
Good enough to make it
They shouldn’t delete this— Wei Catch (@wei_catch) May 8, 2020
Same over here
Lmaoo I can’t— Rocio Rosie💕🌸 (@Princessrociov) May 8, 2020
On the other hand
This honestly made Tony seem really pathetic. I'm glad it's cut.— S/D (@SongbirdDiamond) May 8, 2020
pepper potts took having audacity to a whole new level pic.twitter.com/A9USH0oinB— 𝐜𝐞𝐨 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐤. (@rrescuestark) April 6, 2020
LOL— Jon Christen White (@JonChristenWhi1) May 8, 2020
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