Toy Sales Kept An 'Iron Man' Movie From Casting A Female Supervillain
The director of "Iron Man 3" says the original script had a woman as the lead villain but concerns about toy sales changed that.By Ryan Biek | May 17, 2016
According to the director of "Iron Man 3," the movie's original female villain was switched to a male out of concerns over toy sales.
In an interview with Uproxx, director Shane Black said, "We had finished the script and we were given a no-holds-barred memo saying that [a female villain] cannot stand and ... we've decided that toy won't sell as well if it's a female."
It's speculated Rebecca Hall would have been the one to play a riff on Dr. Aldrich Killian, the movie's main villain.