With nearly 40 combined films and shows under its belt (and counting), the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to be a dominant force in the entertainment world. Still, most of us can agree that one specific project will forever be held in the highest regard and that's the first Iron Man film. The 2008 project pretty much served as the blueprint for what would later become a global phenomenon and it still holds up after all these years.
Now, nearly 15 years after the pioneering MCU film premiered, a never-before-seen clip that was intended to be the film's post-credits sequence has finally surfaced courtesy of director Jon Favreau.
Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the creator of The Mandalorian unveiled an unused version of Iron Man's post-credits scene featuring Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury. If you may recall, the original scene saw the director of SHIELD recruit Tony Stark and the two discussed the "Avengers initiative".
According to Favreau, he asked Jackson to film a version of the scene he knew wasn't going to make it to the final cut. In the unused version, the Hollywood icon utters his iconic "motherf*cker" line and we gotta say, it would have made the sequence more iconic. Yup, the first MCU film nearly dropped the franchise's first F-bomb! Check it out here:
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Speaking of the "Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist", there have been persistent rumors claiming that Robert Downey Jr. is set to make his grand MCU comeback in the next two Avengers films. Of course, considering all the multiversal shenanigans that have been transpiring since Phase Four, Iron Man's possible reemergence would be a welcome return.
The original Iron Man film is available to stream on Disney+.