While the Iron Man franchise earned a handsome amount for the studios and its films too weren’t particularly bad, there were a lot of bad decisions that took a toll of the films and the fans’ hearts as well:
Whiplash – Iron Man 2
The ones who have read the comics know how important a character like Whiplash is, rightly so the character was sought to be the Big Baddie for Iron Man 2. H was played by the phenomenal actor Mickey Rourke. Unfortunately, unlike most of his roles, the actor failed to nail the performance with this particular character and ultimately ruined a character with a lot of potentials. Not just that, with Hammer in the picture his arc couldn’t be explained well. So, it was a whole list of bad decisions on behalf of the studios.
Mandarin – Iron Man 3
Mandarin, to the people who’ve read comics, is a villain who is not just bad but is greatly powerful, the arch nemesis of Iron Man, Mandarin is a Chinese with 10 powerful rings on his fingers. While in the Iron Man 3 film, the Mandarin who was supposed to be a terrorist, later came out to be a junkie actor who was just playing the character. This not just shocked the fans but disgusted them as later Killian, who was nowhere even close to the real Mandarin was said to be the character.
Iron Man and War Machine Fight – Iron Man 2
Iron Man and War Machine, Tony and Rhodes these names go together as shoes with laces, contrary to their relationship, the duo can be seen fighting in Iron Man 2, after Tony is drunk and not in his senses. What’s even worse is that the duo fights on a music tune.
Pepper Potts Is Experimented On – Iron Man 3
Why? this is the first question that comes to people’s minds when they see Pepper Potts’ being experimented on in the film Iron Man 3, Well, she being experimented on wasn’t a bad decision in itself, but the duration and the consequence of her being experimented on was nothing but a sheer wastage of time.
Obadiah Stane – Iron Man
Obadiah Stane could have been a great enemy in the First part of the Trilogy if and only if, he had not kept his grand plan to destroy Tony Stark on HIS OFFICE LAPTOP. I mean who does that shit, man? How stupid can such a big entrepreneur turned super villain be? This is just the MCU going bonkers.