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Shane Black And Drew Pearce Share 18 Incredible Iron Man 3 Secrets
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Shane Black And Drew Pearce Share 18 Incredible Iron Man 3 Secrets | The first cut was over three hours long
The first cut was over three hours long

Shane Black: By the way, a fun fact – although also a tragic and scary fact – is that the movie’s assembly cut came in at 3 hours and 15 minutes, and it ended up being 1 hour 59 minutes. We cut 75 minutes of footage. Picture sitting still for 1 hour and 15 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 – it’s always a leap of faith. I never would have believed we could cut it down and still have it make sense.

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1 RE: These would've made it SO much better!!
L: LRigby Say what you like about the Mandarin twist, but the overall execution of this movie was pretty rushed/sloppy (especially the ending)! So basically the Dark Knight Rises all over again. Still an enjoyable movie though! ink what you really meant is that IM3 is an even bigger mess than The Avengers. More

Posted by MarvelU on Monday May 27, 2013, 15:02

2 These would've made it SO much better!!
Say what you like about the Mandarin twist, but the overall execution of this movie was pretty rushed/sloppy (especially the ending)! So basically the Dark Knight Rises all over again. Still an enjoyable movie though! More

Posted by LRigby on Saturday May 18, 2013, 18:12

3 Who ate all the
Damn, Jon Favreau has gotten faaaattt More

Posted by rob_devitt on Wednesday May 8, 2013, 08:30

4 Extended Edition?
I am REALLY hoping for an extended cut of IM3 on blu-ray, knowing how much hit the cutting room floor. Probably nothing but a dream, but there should at least be deleted scenes - preferably branching into the actual feature... More

Posted by dctuck on Tuesday May 7, 2013, 16:06


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