Given the $1,212,448,523 or so [according to Box Office Mojo] that Iron Man 3 has already made from playing in theaters, chances are it’s a movie that not too many people saw the trailers for and decided they’d just wait to catch it on DVD. No, not only did comic book and action movie geeks go out to see this thing on day one, but in subsequent weeks they dragged their families, their friends, their imaginary girlfriends, and possibly even their elderly neighbors out to take in additional Iron Man screenings, and at this point just about everybody on the planet has already seen it.
That doesn’t mean Marvel Studios doesn’t still want you to cough up some extra cash to own it on your home video platform of choice though, so in order to entice Shellhead-heads to head out to their local retailer and pick up their copy of Iron Man 3 when it hits stores on September 24, they’ve leaked a couple of the special features that you’ll be able to find on the discs early. Click through to whet your insatiable appetite for superheroics with a deleted scene and a gag reel.
First up, the deleted scene. It’s another Mandarin scene, one that not only gives us another look at the ridiculously over the top Colonel Kurtzian digs where the dastardly villain hangs his hat, but that also gives us a bit more of a hint at the twist that would ultimately get revealed regarding his character. It’s not much, but it’s a good reminder of how much fun Ben Kingsley was in the role.
Secondly, we have the gag reel, which predictably consists mostly of Robert Downey Jr. goofing around during shooting, and then everyone on set laughing at his antics politely enough to appease him while simultaneously making sure to never look him directly in the eye. That RDJ, he’s quite the charmer. Quite the rich, powerful charmer.