Oh man…here it is…the first MCU movie that isn’t really a hit in the Nerd Nexus lair: it’s Iron Man 3!
Look…we had fun. There’s actually some really solid film analysis here, and I’m not gonna say that we “tear into” director Shane Black, but I do say the words “Sue me, Shane Black!” Also in this episode we shout out r/TheyDidTheMath, tell some personal anecdotes about the Good Ole’ Days of Ain’t It Cool News, and I tell a personal story about the time I bumped into Ernie Cline at an early showing Iron Man 3 in 2013!
Have a listen!
Some random trivia:
- The first Iron Man movie to gross over $1 billion, and the second Marvel movie to reach this mark, with The Avengers (2012) being the first.
The only Iron Man movie not to feature any songs by AC/DC.
- Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, under the name “Caged Heat”.
- A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics) is the scientific organization headed by Aldrich Killian. In the comics, it was a straightforward terrorist organization, and the evil counterpart to S.H.I.E.L.D., which originally was an offshoot of Captain America’s World War II enemies H.Y.D.R.A.
- This movie was originally budgeted at $140 million, but after The Avengers (2012) became a huge hit, Marvel Studios and Disney upped it to $200 million, in order to allow Shane Black to make the best movie he could.
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