Why? Rebecca Hall’s character does have an abrupt ending.Which makes no sense, because I don't believe they ever made Killian action figures, just minifigs like this (and the deluxe Ben Kingsley doll):
All I’ll say is this, on the record: There was an early draft of Iron Man 3 where we had an inkling of a problem. Which is that we had a female character who was the villain in the draft. We had finished the script and we were given a no-holds-barred memo saying that cannot stand and we’ve changed our minds because, after consulting, we’ve decided that toy won’t sell as well if it’s a female.
So, we had to change the entire script because of toy making. Now, that’s not Feige. That’s Marvel corporate, but now you don’t have that problem anymore.
Monday, May 16, 2016
The villain in Iron Man 3 was going to be a woman, but they were afraid no one would buy the toy...
From an interview with Shane Black, with a lot of commentary on the Iron Man 3 villains: