Iron Man in 2008 was the start of the mega successful Marvel Cinematic Universe. If this movie wasn’t successful, who knows what the state of comic book movies would look like today. According to Jeff Bridges, the actor of the main villain Obadiah Stane, there was actually some troubles on set of this movie.
Jeff Bridges in Iron Man
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bridges said the script was being worked on as they were filming the movie. Bridges said this:
“We read the script, and it wasn’t really right, you know? We had two weeks’ rehearsal, and we basically rewrote the script. And the day before we were going to shoot, we get a call from the Marvel guy, saying, ‘Oh, no, no, no. None of this is right.’”
Bridges said he likes to be prepared beforehand, and said there was a good amount of times that they had no idea what they were going to shoot when they came on set.
“I like to be prepared, I like to know my lines. It turned out that many times — 10, 12, 15 times — we would show up for the days work, not knowing what we were gonna shoot. All the guys in the studio are sitting there tapping their foot, looking at their watch, and we’re sitting in my trailer trying to figure out my lines.”
Despite a lot of difficulties, Iron Man turned out to be a success, and launched the highly successful billion dollar franchise. Jeff Bridges villain portrayal in the movie set the standard for the other movies to come.
Source: THR and Variety