Amazing Iron Man 3’s Alternative AnamaticsAugust 30th, 2013
These three storyboard animatics by artist Federico D’Alessandro provide insight into alternative endings that were considered during the making of Iron Man 3.
At one point in Iron Man 3, we learn that Ben Kingsley’s character isn’t The Mandarin, but just an actor named Trevor who was hired by The Mandarin. But, in one alternate ending, Trevor would return in the final scene after injecting himself with the DNA-altering drug, Extremis. But he seems to have gone too far and he explodes in a tremendously powerful ball of fire. Rhodey and Stark are nearly trapped in the fire and surrounded, but the armors appear to take Mandarin’s forces to church.
In two other alternate endings, we first see Rhodey battle his way through Mandarin’s forces. Then, in the next clip, Tony loses his armor to a wall of fire, but when he reassembles it on Mandarin, he’s able to command Jarvis to blow the armor, along with Mandarin.