Originally Posted by Whiskey Tango
Even better question: Did the general public at large know who Tony Stark was before Iron Man?
Stark's had enough success without robbing aspects from an entirely different character and depriving that character's fans the chance to see him onscreen.
I maintain that it's a crap idea. And I'm always right.
I agree with you 110%.
I've always said that what distinguishes Ultron from other killer robots is his oedipal complex with Hank and Jan. You can't plug that into Tony's story, unless you were to sub Pepper for Jan, and Jesus Christ who wants that? I think even Gwyneth is getting sick of the refrigerator following Pepper around (it might even catch up to her in IM3, who knows), so we're all better off without her becoming the object of a killer robot's affections.