1 hour and 15 minutes was cut out of Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 mandarin clipWhile Iron Man 3 has dropped slightly at the box office over the Memorial Day weekend, the film is still performing strong at theaters across the nation and has just found itself in the top 5 highest grossing movies of all-time. Having that said, fans may be surprised that the original cut of the film was originally three hours long.

Director Shane Black and screenwriter Drew Pearce talked to Empire Magazine about how the film got scaled down to about 2 hours.

“Fun fact: the movie came into assembly at three hours and fifteen minutes, and it ended up being One Fifty Nine something. We cut an hour and fifteen minutes of the movie. Picture yourself sitting still for an hour and fifteen minutes. That’s a movie. We lost a movie out of the movie and I don’t know how we did it, and that’s the miracle of it. It’s always a leap of faith. I never would have believe that we could cut it down and have it still make sense.”

IronMan3-kidShane Black went into further detail, explaining some of the scenes that had been scrapped from the film.

“The only thing that potentially I would miss is there’s this scene where the water tower falls over and traps Tony. There was actually a character that was cut out, [the bully] that bullied young Harley. He comes back and they see him in town. Later as they are about to leave they realize [the bully’s] been trapped under the water tower. Tony is trying to save him and can’t. Suddenly, Harley surfaces and the kid actually dives down and saves his own bully. And then they have to resuscitate him and Tony takes the RT out of his chest to shock the kid back to life.”

There’s a good chance we will see this and much more one Iron Man 3 is released on Blu-ray and DVD.

Till then, Iron Man 3 is still currently in theaters nationwide.

Source: Empire Magazine 

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