Maybe this should go in another forum, but IM3 is where all the discussion is at the moment. Anyway, IM1 is generally considered to be among the greats of comic book films. Though unfortunately, IM2 & 3 seem to be considered missed oppurtunities and not part of that league for various reasons such as too much Avengers set-up or plot twists pertaining to the villains. So with that in mind, what do you think they could've done to change that? For me, I think IM2 should've been a straight-up adaption of 'Demon in the Bottle' with a heavy dose of 'Armor Wars' thrown in. I would've dropped the whole Ivan Vanko storyline and had made Justin Hammer the main villain instead. I'd still had included Whiplash albeit in a more faithful way as part of private supervillain army financed by Hammer that would also include Blizzard and the Melter. I'd have had Anton Vanko as a Russian engineer/scientist in the employ of Hammer who eventually builds the Crimson Dynamo suit to be piloted by Boris Turgenov. I'd also still have Rhodes become War Machine, and still give the Black Widow a cameo. For IM3, I'd still have it be an adaption of 'Extremis' along with adapting elements from 'Haunted.' Mainly the Mandarin being portrayed as an elusive Chinese businessman named Tem Borign who runs the biotech company called Prometheus. Essentially filling in the role that Killian does in the actual film. I'm leaning towards the Mandarin still having the Extremis powers, with the rings being only symbolic for his control of ten terror cells located around the (ie the Ten Rings organization). Though maybe exhibting other power besides heat manipulation like electricity and cold manipulation as a nod to the rings' traditional powers from the comics.