Olivia Munn’s Iron Man 2 Scenes Should’ve Stayed on the Cutting Room Floor – Techland – TIME.com

Posted: March 25, 2010 in Scifi
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The latest news I heard yesterday was the re-shoot of Olivia’s scenes in the next Iron Man movie. From the blog entry below, a similar sentiment was voiced about Olivia’s acting skills. As I’ve mentioned before, I think she has great comedic timing for G4TV but acting on the big screen is a different ballgame.

By no means am I anyone to tell someone how they should act but it is one of those things that once you see it you know. Taking for example, Sofia Coppola in Godfather 3. I had heard all the rumors about this disaster and once I saw this for myself, OY was it hard to watch. Now, Sofia is a terrific director/writer in her own right but acting in front of the camera may not the best option. The same can be said with Olivia but I am more than willing to give her a chance to do something more than what she is currently doing. Now, having said all this, the whole notion of recasting her seems to be something more of a bad sign. It is one thing to do a reshoot  to change certain scene ala give Shatner more to do in Star Trek: Generations but to recast the role at this stage of the game is worrisome. Regardless, I still will see Iron Man 2.

‘Nuff said.

Olivia Munn’s Iron Man 2 Scenes Should’ve Stayed on the Cutting Room Floor

By Allie Townsend on March 24, 2010

Oh, Olivia Munn, you’ve come such a long way since your deep portrayal of Girl #1 in Scarecrow Gone Wild.

Now you’re pushing 30 and licking gadgets for a living on the G4 Network. Good for you. But stay the hell out of my summer entertainment plans.

Recap: Munn was given a small role in the upcoming Iron Man 2, but her scenes were cut because she can’t act the directors were going in a “darker direction.” Sadly, my rejoice only lasted a second as they recast her in a different role. (Dear Marvel Studios, Why!?) So who does she play? Previously, rumors pointed to The Scarlet Witch, but to be frank, it doesn’t matter. Let’s be honest, she’s there to be barely dressed for a few moments, and to provide Maxim with a cover opportunity with an Iron Man peg.

via Olivia Munn’s Iron Man 2 Scenes Should’ve Stayed on the Cutting Room Floor – Techland – TIME.com.

  1. Robert Ring says:

    I obviously can’t comment on her acting ability, since she’s never played an acting role, but I have three thoughts. First, she does *come across* as someone who would have good acting skills. Second, I may be way off on my first point because supposedly everyone around her on set has been surprised by her acting ability (I hope this is the case). Third, the scenes were re-shot only because he character didn’t fit the tone of the film, not because her acting was not good enough, so we don’t have reason to be worried yet.

    I hope this works out.


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