Rebecca Hall has revealed details regarding the original version of her character in Iron Man 3.
One of the standouts in Iron Man 3 was Rebecca Hall, who played Maya Hansen in the third film in the coveted superhero franchise. One of Iron Man 3‘s biggest criticisms was that its execution of its villain(s) was quite muddied. While Iron Man 3 received generally positive reviews at the time of its release, it was revealed over time that the film’s premise was meddled with at the hands of Ike Perlmutter, Marvel’s CEO.
After some time had passed from Iron Man 3‘s theatrical release, it was revealed that Rebecca Hall’s Maya Hansen was originally going to be the main villain in the film. Perlmutter believed that the villain being a woman would cause a loss of sales in action figures, which triggered the change in Rebecca Hall’s villain.
In a recent interview with Collider, Rebecca Hall shared some details on the original version of the character, which saw her as the main villain.
“She was meant to be a sort of – oh god, I can’t even remember probably now. In the first script that I read she was in it to the end and she created whatever that serum-y thing was and then she sort of saved it by doing an act of martyrdom at the end and there was a whole like, she was evil but then she tries to be good at the end situation. It was a better part.”
In the final version, Guy Pearce’s Aldrich Killian kills Rebecca Hall’s Maya Hansen about halfway through the film, which was a radical departure for the role the star originally signed on. It’s quite exciting to imagine how different Iron Man 3 would have been if Rebecca Hall’s character was a villain but execution is its own separate beast to tackle. For now, Rebecca Hall’s proposed villain will have to stick in the “what if” territory.
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Iron Man was last seen in Avengers: Endgame. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Disney Plus.