Iron Man 3 director reveals more about that WTF sex scene Marvel axed

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Sep 20, 2013, 12:17 PM EDT (Updated)

We heard a while back that Shane Black wanted to include a very weird sex scene in Iron Man 3, and now he’s spilled a few more details about the storyline Marvel killed in development.

Iron Man 3 spoilers ahead!

As previously noted, Black had planned a sex subplot between Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) once the two were officially Extremis super-people. After that, a sex tape would be transmitted and played in Home Depot, where Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is shopping for weapons.

Considering that Killian was keen on flirting with Pepper, the plot makes some sense, but it still would’ve been a pretty big WTF — not to mention the havoc it would’ve wreaked on Tony and Pepper’s relationship.

Black explained the deleted storyline in a recent interview with Comic Book Resources, including exactly why he wanted to put it in there in the first place:

"I liked this notion that when they were juiced, they became this preternatural, proto-superhumans, that they developed this pheromonal appeal to people around them. That it was such a draw that he would actually steal Tony Stark's woman, pheromonally.

“The second-to-last draft, before we started filming, there was still this idea that Pepper ended up having sex with Killian, and then he broadcast the sex tape in Home Depot. Oddly, Marvel, not so keen.”

Wait, you mean Marvel was opposed to a weird sex subplot in a major tentpole movie? Shocker (not). Do you think this storyline should’ve made the cut?

(Via Comic Book Resources)