Page to Screen: Iron Man 3 (2013)

Iron Man 3
based on characters by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby

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As much as I enjoyed Iron Man and Iron Man 2, I don’t really think of myself as an Iron Man fan. In the Marvel universe, I usually gravitate to Thor and X-Men. (How excited am I about the new all-lady team? SO EXCITED.) So I didn’t make plans to go see Iron Man 3 at midnight, as I usually do for big franchise films—I like not being the only one in the audience gasping, clapping, and cackling. Plus, it was during my last round of undergraduate finals. And yet, when the reviews started piling up, I tuned them out, in an subconscious attempt to remain unspoiled. Deep down, I wanted to see it. When an opportunity to see it on opening day came up, I took it.

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Page to Screen: Iron Man 2 (2010)

Iron Man 2
based on characters by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby

Somehow, I completely missed Iron Man 2 when it came out in 2010. It’s not that I didn’t want to see it—the trailer looked fantastic—but I just never got around to seeing it. Or renting it. But when Netflix made the ridiculous decision to split its streaming and DVD services, I had to move fast; on top of that, it was time to get caught up for The Avengers.

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Page to Screen: Iron Man (2008)

Iron Man
based on characters by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby

When Iron Man came out, I went to go see it with my dad—we bond over superhero movies and Pixar films. I’d heard nothing but good things about it, and I quite enjoyed it. But as the Marvel film universe gathered speed in 2011, I started getting excited for The Avengers, despite the lack of Edward Norton’s Bruce Banner. (We’ll get to The Incredible Hulk, I promise.) That meant I had to watch Iron Man 2, which I’d passed on when it came out, which meant that I had to reacquaint myself with Iron Man the first.

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