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Marvel Vetoed Female Villain in Iron Man 3 over Fears She Wouldn't Sell Toys, Director Says

Marvel Vetoed Female Villain in Iron Man 3 over Fears She Wouldn't Sell Toys, Director Says

Originally posted 05/18/2016 11:40AM

A female villain was booted from the Iron Man 3 script over fears for toy sales, the film's director Shane Black revealed to Uproxx in a new interview.

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Robert Downey Jr. Says Gwyneth Paltrow Is His 'Free Pass' – But There's a Catch

Robert Downey Jr. Says Gwyneth Paltrow Is His 'Free Pass' – But There's a Catch

Originally posted 05/04/2016 06:10PM

Robert Downey Jr. has a "free pass" with pal Gwyneth Paltrow, but not to worry – his wife approves.

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A Superhero Never Rests: Robert Downey Jr. Posts Funny Iron Man-Themed Labor Day Message

A Superhero Never Rests: Robert Downey Jr. Posts Funny Iron Man-Themed Labor Day Message

Originally posted 09/07/2015 04:20PM

It may be a holiday in America, but that doesn't mean Tony Stark is taking a day off.

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Robert Downey Jr. Won't Stop Messing with Us About Iron Man 4

Robert Downey Jr. Won't Stop Messing with Us About Iron Man 4 (VIDEO)

Originally posted 10/08/2014 09:20AM

It's not easy being one of the most visible faces of a huge franchise.

Just ask Chris Evans, whose fame as Captain America caused his "I'm going to take a break from acting but also I'm not" statements to blow up earlier this year.

Or ask Robert Downey Jr., who seems to be enjoying playing coy about his role in the Iron Man franchise and the Marvel Universe.

Downey gave two seemingly contradictory interviews Tuesday: During the day, he told Ellen DeGeneres that he was going to do a fourth Iron Man.

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Why Robert Downey Jr. Is Our Award Show Superhero

8 Reasons Why Robert Downey Jr. Is the Superhero of the People's Choice Awards

Originally posted 01/09/2014 10:30AM

Robert Downey Jr. continued his reign over the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday, going home a winner for the second year in a row.

The actor swaggered onstage to a chorus of high-pitched cheers from the audience to receive the favorite action movie star award for Iron Man 3. The film also won for favorite action movie and favorite movie.

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Stories You're Talking About: Robert Downey Jr. Is a Hero to Young Fan

Stories You're Talking About: Robert Downey Jr. Consoles Young Fan Expecting Iron Man

Originally posted 06/16/2013 01:15PM

Blame it on the costuming.

When Iron Man super-fan Jaxson Denno discovered he was not meeting the super hero, but rather the actor who portrayed him, the 1½-year-old was super sad.

But our readers were touched as Iron Man 3 star Robert Downey Jr. met up with the child and tried to stem Jaxson's disappointment in meeting the actor, and not the fantasy man in the suit. See the story here.

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PHOTO: Robert Downey Jr. Tries to Cheer Up a Young Iron Man Fan

Robert Downey Jr. Comforts a Child Disappointed Not to Meet Iron Man

Originally posted 06/13/2013 08:20AM

Not even Iron Man can solve every problem.

The superhero's alter ego, Robert Downey Jr., found that out first-hand this week, when he encountered 1½-year-old super-fan Jaxson Denno – who just couldn't wait to meet Iron Man.

Only problem: Downey, in the Western Massachusetts towns of Sunderland and Shelburne Falls to shoot his latest, The Judge, was not wearing his Iron Man outfit.

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Ashley Hamilton: I Struggled with Anorexia and Bulimia

Ashley Hamilton Opens Up About Eating Disorder

Originally posted 05/18/2013 09:00AM

With Iron Man 3 breaking box office records, nobody is happier about the film's success than actor Ashley Hamilton, who plays a small but pivotal role of former military officer Jack Taggert.

Hamilton, whose band The Wondergirls also performs the song "Let's Go All the Way" on the soundtrack with Robbie Williams, says he's "really grateful for somebody giving me an opportunity again. I just didn't have that before."

The 38-year-old son of George Hamilton has had more than his fair share of troubles when it came to drug and alcohol abuse.

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5 Things to Know About 11-Year-Old Iron Man 3 Star Ty Simpkins

Ty Simpkins: 5 Things to Know About the Iron Man 3 Scene Stealer

Originally posted 05/16/2013 03:00PM

Ty Simpkins currently stars as the young boy who gives a helping hand – and a hard time – to Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark in Iron Man 3, but there is much more to the New York City native, who has been acting since he was 3 months old.

Simpkins, 11, has already starred on two different daytime soaps (One Life to Live and Guiding Light), worked with Oscar winner Kate Winslet on three movies (All the Kings Men, Little Children and Revolutionary Road) and become the face of a new horror franchise (Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2, expected later this year).

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