Iron Man 3 Quotes: Unexpected Twists(Total Quotes: 114)
Directed by: Shane Black
Drew Pearce (screenplay)
Shane Black (screenplay)
Stan Lee (comic book)
Don Heck (comic book)
Larry Lieber (comic book)
Jack Kirby (comic book)
Robert Downey Jr. – Tony Stark
Gwyneth Paltrow – Pepper Potts
Don Cheadle – Colonel James Rhodes
Guy Pearce – Aldrich Killian
Rebecca Hall – Maya Hansen
Jon Favreau – Happy Hogan
Ben Kingsley – The Mandarin
James Badge Dale – Savin
Stephanie Szostak – Brandt
Paul Bettany – Jarvis (voice)
William Sadler – President Ellis
Dale Dickey – Mrs. Davis
Ty Simpkins – Harley Keener
Miguel Ferrer – Vice President Rodriguez
Xueqi Wang – Doctor Wu
Shaun Toub – Ho Yinsen
OUR REVIEW & RATING ★★★☆ ☆
Iron man 3 quotes are deeper in tone but manage to keep the witty nature that’s already been established from the previous movies. The story picks up from where The Avengers left off, after saving New York from aliens, Stark starts suffering from panic attacks and unable to sleep. He becomes obsessed with working on upgrading his Iron Man technology which makes his relationship with Pepper suffer.
The plot also includes Stark’s conflict with scientist Aldrich Killian who has developed a powerful virus called Extremis who can give fiery powers to those who can withstand its painful incubation. At the same time threats are made to the US from the Mandarin which threaten to really tip Stark over the edge. Although it was great to see this movie with a stronger storyline and exploring the characters relationships more, it did occasionally become a slog and the usually witty smart one-liners felt like one too many towards the end.
The strong elements of the movie are as ever Downey Jr.’s charismatic performance of Stark, giving us clever banter and real dialogue, and Pepper getting a chance to beef up her character more. It was also great to see some unexpected twists in the plot, but it did feel like the character of Mandarin was slightly wasted and what could have been a memorable villain may be more remembered for its comedic factor.
Verdict: Iron Man 3 is a lighter variation of the deconstructed superhero mythology with some genuinely inspired moments.
[first lines; we see Tony’s Iron Man suits being destroyed]
Tony Stark: [voice over] We create our own demons. Who said that? What does that even mean? Doesn’t matter, I said it cause he said it. So now he was famous and that’s basically get said by two well known guys. I don’t, uh…I’m gonna start again. Let’s track this from the beginning.
[1999, Berns, Switzerland – we see flashback where Tony is at a New Year’s Eve party]
Happy Hogan: Half hour till the ball drops.
Tony Stark: Hey, do you want…?
Part Guest: Tony Stark, great speech, man!
[Hogan moves the man away from Tony]
Happy Hogan: I got it.
Tony Stark: I gave a speech? How was it?
Happy Hogan: Pitiful
Maya Hansen: unintelligible.
Tony Stark: Really?
Maya Hansen: Mm-hmm.
Tony Stark: It’s my favorite kind, a winning combo.
[Tony gets hold of Maya’s arm and they start walking away]
Maya Hansen: Where are we going?
Tony Stark: Uh…to town on each other, probably back in your room. Cause I also wanna see your research.
Maya Hansen: Okay, you can see my research, but that’s…I’m not gonna show you my town.
[as Tony and Maya are walking away a man intercepts them]
Ho Yinsen: Mr. Stark, Ho Yinsen.
Tony Stark: Oh, I finally met a man called Ho.
[Tony and Yinsen shake hands; Tony turns to Maya]
Tony Stark: Come here.
Ho Yinsen: I would like to introduce you to our guest, Dr. Wu.
[Yinsen moves them towards Wu]
Tony Stark: Oh, this guy.
Dr. Wu: Mr. Stark.
Tony Stark: Hey.
[Stark and Wu shake hands]
Tony Stark: You’re a heart doctor. She’s going to need a cardiologist, FIA.
[Tony turns, starts blowing on his party horn and walks away with Maya]
Maya Hansen: Bye.
Ho Yinsen: Perhaps another time.
Tony Stark: [voice over] It started in Berns, Switzerland, 1999, the old days. I never thought they’d come back to bite me. Why would they?
[as Tony and Maya walk towards the elevator an enthusiastic man with long hair comes up towards them]
Aldrich Killian: Mr. Stark! Oh, wow! Hey, Tony! Aldrich Killian.
Aldrich Killian: I’m a big fan of your work!
Maya Hansen: My work?
Tony Stark: Who isn’t? She needs me.
Aldrich Killian: Well, of course. But, Miss Hansen, my organization been tracking your research since year two of MIT.
[Tony, Maya and Hogan walk into the elevator]
Happy Hogan: Yeah, we’re full.
[Hogan puts his arms out to stop Aldrich from coming inside, but he ducks under Hogan’s arms and moves into the elevator]
Tony Stark: Oh, wow. He made it. He made the cut.
Happy Hogan: What floor are you going to, pal?
Aldrich Killian: Oh, now, that is an appropriate question. The ground floor, actually. I’ve a proposal I’m putting together with myself. It’s a privately funded think tank called, Advanced Idea Mechanics.
[he holds out two business cards towards Tony and Maya]
Maya Hansen: Okay.
[Maya takes the cards]
Tony Stark: Uh…she’ll take both. One to throw away and one to not call.
Aldrich Killian: Advanced Idea Mechanics, or AIM for short.
[he points to the logo on his t-shirt]
Aldrich Killian: Do you get it?
Tony Stark: I see that, cause it’s on your t-shirt.
Aldrich Killian: Oh!
[to the party of women in the elevator; referring to Hogan as they walk out]
Tony Stark: Ladies, follow the mullet.
[to Aldrich as she walks out of the elevator]
Maya Hansen: Thank you, I’ll call you.
[as everyone walks out of the elevator, Tony stops Aldrich from getting out by putting out his arm in front of him]
Tony Stark: I’m titillated by the notion of working with you.
Aldrich Killian: Yeah?
Tony Stark: Yeah, cheese clown. I’m going to ditch these clowns; I’ll see you up on the roof in five minutes.
[Tony steps out of the elevator]
Tony Stark: I’m just going to try to get my beef wet real quick. You know what I’m talkin’ about?
Aldrich Killian: Okay. I’ll see you up there.
[the elevator door closes]
Tony Stark: Damn betcha.
Tony Stark: Come on! I thought that was just a theory.
Maya Hansen: Well, it was. If I’m right, we can access the area of the brain that governs repair.
[we see they are looking at a computer monitor with graph of the brain]
Tony Stark: Wow.
Maya Hansen: And chemically recode it.
Tony Stark: That’s incredible. Essentially you’re hacking into the genetic operating system…
Maya Hansen: Genetic operating system…
Tony Stark: …of an organism.
Maya Hansen: Exactly. Yes.
Tony Stark: Wow.
[Hogan touches Maya’s plant]
Maya Hansen: Can you…
Happy Hogan: What?
Maya Hansen: Can you not touch my plant. It’s not…she doesn’t like it. She prefers…
Tony Stark: She’s not like the others.
Maya Hansen: Interference is better.
Tony Stark: Come on. Let’s go in the bedroom.
Maya Hansen: That’s cute, but…
Tony Stark: Happy, leave her ficus alone.
[Maya turns to Hogan]
Maya Hansen: No, seriously don’t.
[as they walk into the bedroom]
Tony Stark: So you’re starting with plants?
Maya Hansen: For now, yeah. I’m calling it Extremis.
[as they enter the room, Hogan touches her plant and pulls some of the leaves off]
[Tony and Maya continue talking about her research in the bedroom]
Maya Hansen: Well, it’s…human application.
Tony Stark: Human application.
Maya Hansen: Exactly! Exactly. It’s dentra-degree vitalization.
Tony Stark: It’s revolutionary.
Maya Hansen: Disease prevention…
Tony Stark: It can change the world.
[as Maya and Tony are talking we see her plant, where Hogan had ripped of the leaf and stem, start to regenerate]
Maya Hansen: Even limb regrowth.
Tony Stark: You’re the most gifted woman I’ve ever met.
Maya Hansen: Wow!
Tony Stark: Uh…in Switzerland.
Maya Hansen: Mm, that’s better.
Tony Stark: You’re sweet.
Maya Hansen: Wow, you’re seeing things.
[Maya takes off Tony’s glasses, Tony laughs]
Tony Stark: You almost bought it, didn’t you?
[Maya wears Tony’s glasses and smiles at him, as they start to kiss, Hogan starts closing the bedroom door, suddenly they are interrupted by the plant exploding]
[after the plant explodes]
Maya Hansen: This is what I’m talking about, the glitch.
Tony Stark: Have you checked the telomerized algorithm?
Maya Hansen: The what?
[at that moment Hogan runs into the room and tackles Tony onto the bed to make sure he’s okay]
Tony Stark: We’re good.
Happy Hogan: Stay down.
Tony Stark: You’re…you’re right on me. I made it.
[Hogan gets off Tony]
Happy Hogan: What was that?
Maya Hansen: It’s a glitch in my work…
Tony Stark: Look, she was just talking about glitches happening.
Happy Hogan: It’s not Y2K?
Maya Hansen: No.
[Tony hears people celebrating outside]
Tony Stark: Hey!
Happy Hogan: Happy New Year.
Tony Stark: Happy New Year.
Maya Hansen: Happy New Year.
Tony Stark: Alright, I’ll see you in the mornin’.
[Tony shakes hands with Hogan]
Happy Hogan: You good?
Tony Stark: Yep.
Happy Hogan: I’ll be right outside.
Tony Stark: Okay.
[Hogan leaves the room; we then Aldrich on top of the building waiting for Tony, who never shows]
Tony Stark: [voice over] So why am I telling you this? Because I had just created demons, and I didn’t even know it.
[we see Tony writing a note ‘You know who I am’, and leaving it on the bedside table for Maya before leaving; Maya hears the door close]
Tony Stark: [voice over] Yeah, those were the good times. Then I moved on. After a brief soiree in an Afghan cave, I said goodbye to the party scene. Forgot that night in Switzerland. These days I’m a changed man, I’m different now. I’m well…you know who I am.
[Present Day, Malibu, California – Tony is in his lab injecting himself with]
Jarvis: Sir, please may I request just a few hours to calibrate…
Tony Stark: No. Forty-eight.
[he injects himself]
Tony Stark: Ah! Micro-repeater implanting sequence complete.
Jarvis: As you wish, sir. I’ve also prepared a safety briefing for you to entirely ignore.
Tony Stark: Which I will. Right, let’s do this.
[to the robot that’s using a broom to clear the rubbish off the floor]
Tony Stark: Dummy. Hi, Dummy. How did you get that cap on your head? You earned it.
[Tony walks towards the robot]
Tony Stark: Hey. Hey! What are you doing round in the corner? You know what you did. Blood on my mat, handle it,
Jarvis: Sir, may I remind you that you’ve been awake for nearly seventy-two hours.
[addressing the Iron Man suits that are in their glass cages]
Tony Stark: Focus up, ladies. Good evening, and welcome to the birthing suit. I’m pleased to announce the imminent arrival of your bouncing, bad-ass, baby brother.
[to Jarvis as he records Tony with a camera]
Tony Stark: Start Titan and go wide, stamp in time. Mark 42 autonomous prehensile propulsion suit test. Initialize sequence.
[Tony raises his hands and motions to activate the new suit]
Tony Stark: Jarvis, drop my needle.
[music starts playing, Tony moves with the music then points his arm where he’d been injecting himself toward the dismantled Iron Man suit on the table opposite, nothing happens]
Tony Stark: Crap.
[Tony hits his arm where he’d injected himself, he points his arm again and this time a part of the suit flies over to Tony and attaches itself to his hand and extends to his arm and shoulder, Tony then points his other arm toward the suit and the second part attaches itself to his hand and arm, Tony laughs]
Tony Stark: Alright, I think we got this. Send ’em all.
[the leg part flies over and attaches itself to Tony’s leg, then as another part flies over it crashes into one of the Iron Man suit glass cages, then another part hurls itself at Tony and Tony inflects it with his arm making it crash]
Tony Stark: Probably a little fast, slow it down. Slow it down just a…
[suddenly another part of the suit shoots over and Tony ducks as it narrowly misses hitting him in the head]
Tony Stark: …little bit.
[the other parts fly over and attach themselves with force to Tony’s back and crotch area]
Tony Stark: Cool it, will you, Jarvis?
[then all the other parts shoots over and get attached to Tony, accept for the final face piece, which just hovers, facing Tony]
Tony Stark: Come on. I ain’t scared of you.
[the face piece flies over and Tony flips over to grab the piece and finally the Iron Man suit is fully attached to Tony]
Tony Stark: I’m the best.
[at that moment, one of the stray pieces of the suit shoot over to Tony, knock hims down, which knocks the entire suit, except for the head piece, off Tony]
Jarvis: As always, sir, a great pleasure watching you work.
Tony Stark: [voice over] And I guess seventy-two hours isn’t a long time between siesta’s. Didn’t think it could get any worse. Then I had to go and turn on the TV.
[the news on TV shows footage of The Mandarin]
Tony Stark: [voice over] That’s when he happened.
The Mandarin: Some people call me a terrorist, I consider myself a teacher. America, ready for another lesson. In 1864 in Sand Creek Colorado the U.S. military waited till the friendly Cheyenne braves all gone hunting, waited to attack and slaughter their families left behind, and claim their land. Thirty-nine hours ago the Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait was attacked. I…I…I did that. A quaint military church filled with wives and children, of course. The soldiers were out on maneuver, the braves were away. President Ellis you continue to resist my attempts to educate you, sir. And now, you’ve missed me again. You know who I am, you don’t know where I am, and you’ll never see me coming.
[as this footage ends, the TV channels change and all the news channels are talking about The Mandarin]
[the news on TV shows President Ellis addresses The Mandarin Threat]
President Ellis: Central to my Administration’s response to this terrorist event, is a newly minted resource. I know him as Colonel James Rhodes, the American people will soon know him as the Iron Patriot.
[we then see Bill Maher talking about this on his show]
Bill Maher: And how is President Ellis responding? By taking the guy they call War Machine and giving him a paint job.
[then we see Joan Rivers on ‘The Fashion Police’ talking about the new Iron Man suit]
Joan Rivers: Same suit, but painted red white and blue. Look at That. And they also renamed him Iron Patriot. You know, just in case the paint was too subtle.
[Rhodes and Tony Stark are at a bar and they see Joan Rivers making fun of the Iron Patriot suit on TV]
Colonel James Rhodes: It tested well with focus groups, alright?
[putting on a mocking voice]
Tony Stark: I am Iron Patriot…
Colonel James Rhodes: Listen, War Machine was a little too aggressive, alright? This sends a better message.
Tony Stark: So what’s really goin’ on? With Mandarin. Seriously, can we talk about this guy?
[Tony moves closer to Rhodes]
Colonel James Rhodes: It’s classified information, Tony. Okay, there have been nine bombings.
Tony Stark: Nine.
Colonel James Rhodes: The public only knows about three. Here’s the thing, nobody can ID a device. There’s no bomb casings.
Tony Stark: You know I can help, just ask. I got a ton of new tech, I got a prehensile, I got a…I got a new bomb disposal. Catches explosions mid-air.
Colonel James Rhodes: When’s the last time you got a good night’s sleep?
Tony Stark: Einstein slept three hours a year. Look what he did?
Colonel James Rhodes: People are concerned about you, Tony. I’m concerned about you.
Tony Stark: You’re gonna come at me like that?
Colonel James Rhodes: No. No, look, I’m not trying to be a dic…
[a girl and a boy come up to their table]
Colonel James Rhodes: …tator.
Erin: Do you mind signing my drawing?
Tony Stark: If Richard doesn’t mind.
Tony Stark: You alright with this, Dick?
Colonel James Rhodes: Fine with me.
[Tony looks at the drawing of himself in his Iron Man suit that the girl has drawn]
Tony Stark: What is your name?
[Tony looks at the boy standing next to him]
Tony Stark: I loved you in A Christmas Story, by the way.
[as Tony is signing Erin’s drawing]
Colonel James Rhodes: Listen, the Pentagon is scared. After what happened in New York… aliens, come on. They need to look strong. Stopping the Mandarin is priority, but it’s not…
Tony Stark: It’s superhero business, I get it.
Colonel James Rhodes: No, it’s not, quite frankly. It’s American business.
Tony Stark: That’s why I said I…got it.
[suddenly as Tony is signing the drawing he looks ill, he places his hand on his face]
Colonel James Rhodes: Are you okay?
Tony Stark: I broke the crayon.
Erin: Are you okay, Mr. Stark?
Colonel James Rhodes: Take it easy. Tony…
[the little boy whispers to Tony]
Little Boy: How did you get out of the wormhole?
[suddenly Tony rises and starts walking off]
Colonel James Rhodes: Wait a minute! Tony!
[Rhodes follows Tony as he walks out the bar]
Tony Stark: What’d he say?!
Colonel James Rhodes: Tony!
Tony Stark: Sorry. Have to check on the suit…make sure…okay
[Tony steps into his Iron Man suit that was parked outside the bar]
Tony Stark: Check the heart, check the…check the…is it the brain?
Jarvis: No sign of cardiac analomy or unusual brain activity
Tony Stark: Okay, so I was poisoned?
Jarvis: My diagnosis is that you’ve experienced a severe anxiety attack.
Tony Stark: Me?
[Rhodes knocks on the Iron Suit’s head, people have gathered around them watching Tony]
Colonel James Rhodes: Come on, man. This isn’t a good look, open up.
Tony Stark: Sorry, I gotta split.
[Tony flies off in his suit]
[at Stark Industries Hogan points to his badge as walks through the lobby passing the other employees]
Happy Hogan: Badge…badge…badge. Badge, guys. I put a memo in the toilet, come on.
[referring to Tony’s robots as Hogan meets with Pepper]
Happy Hogan: Tony has got them in his basement, they’re wearing party hats. This is an asset that we can put to use.
Pepper Potts: Uh-huh. So, you’re suggesting that I replace the entire janitorial staff with robots?
Happy Hogan: What I’m saying is that the human element of Human Resources is our biggest point of vulnerability. We should start phasing it out immediately.
Pepper Potts: What!?
[to another employee as Hogan walks past them]
Happy Hogan: Excuse me, Bambi
Pepper Potts: Did you just say that?
[Hogan points to his badge]
Happy Hogan: Security.
Pepper Potts: Happy?
Happy Hogan: Yes.
Pepper Potts: Okay, I am thrilled that you’re now the Head of Security, okay? It is the perfect position for you.
Happy Hogan: Thank you.
Pepper Potts: However…
Happy Hogan: I do appreciate it
Pepper Potts: Since you’ve taken the post…
Happy Hogan: You don’t have to thank me.
Pepper Potts: We’ve had a rise in staff complaints of three hundred percent
Happy Hogan: Thank you.
Pepper Potts: That’s not a compliment.
Happy Hogan: That’s not a compli…? It is a compliment! Clearly somebody’s trying to hide something.
Pepper Potts: I…
Pepper’s Assistant: Excuse me.
Pepper Potts: Yes?
Pepper’s Assistant: Miss Potts, your four o’clock is here.
Pepper Potts: Thank you.
Happy Hogan: Did you clear this four o’clock with me?
Pepper Potts: Happy, we’ll talk about this later. But right now I have to go deal with this very annoying thing.
[Pepper starts walking towards her office]
Happy Hogan: How so?
Pepper Potts: I used to work with him, and he used to ask me out all the time. So it’s a little awkward.
[Hogan opens her office glass door and they enter]
Happy Hogan: I don’t like the sound of that.
[as they step inside, they see Aldrich, looking handsome and fit in a business suit]
[Pepper looks shocked at the change in Aldrich’s appearance]
Aldrich Killian: Pepper.
Pepper Potts: Killian?
Aldrich Killian: You look great. You look really great.
Pepper Potts: God, you look…you look great. I… I…I can’t… What on earth have you been doing?
Aldrich Killian: Nothing fancy, just five years in the hands of physical therapists. And please, call me Aldrich.
Happy Hogan: Uh…you were supposed to be issued a security badge.
Pepper Potts: Happy, it’s okay.
Happy Hogan: Yes?
Pepper Potts: We’re good.
Happy Hogan: You sure?
Pepper Potts: Yes. Stand down.
Happy Hogan: Okay. I’m gonna linger, right here.
Pepper Potts: Thank you.
Happy Hogan: Okay.
[Hogan steps out of Pepper’s office and closes the glass door]
Pepper Potts: It’s very nice to see you, Killian.
[as Hogan waits outside Pepper’s office, he sees Aldrich’s man sitting in the waiting area]
Happy Hogan: Hey, guy
[Hogan points to his security badge and the guy picks up his badge from the table next to him and holds it up to show Hogan he has a badge; to an employee as they walk past him
Savin: Merry Christmas
[Hogan looks at him with suspicion]
[back in Pepper’s office]
Aldrich Killian: After years dodging the President’s ban on “immoral biotech research”, my think tank now has a little something in the pipeline. It’s an idea we like to call Extremis. I’m gonna turn your lights down.
[he dims the lights then holds in his hand three small metal balls]
Aldrich Killian: Regard the human brain.
[he throws the balls onto the coffee table and as they roll and stop, they project a 3d image into the room]
Aldrich Killian: Uh…wait. Hold on, hold on. That’s…that’s the universe, my bad. But if I do that…
[he presses his projector control which changes the 3d image to show inside of the brain]
Aldrich Killian: That’s the brain. Strangely mimetic though, wouldn’t you say?
Pepper Potts: Wow, that’s amazing!
Aldrich Killian: Thanks, it’s mine.
Pepper Potts: What?
Aldrich Killian: This…you’re inside my head. It’s a…
[he taps behind his ear, referring to something embedded inside his head]
Aldrich Killian: It’s a live feed. Come on up, I’ll prove it to you.
[Aldrich rises from the couch and stands on the coffee table]
Aldrich Killian: Come on.
[he helps Pepper to stand on the coffee table next to him, they stand directly in the 3d image]
Aldrich Killian: Now, pinch my arm. I can take it. Pinch me.
[Pepper pinches him and immediately something lights up in the 3d image of Aldrich’s brain]
Pepper Potts: What is that?
Aldrich Killian: It’s the primary somatosensory cortex. It’s the brain’s pain center. But this is what I wanted to show you.
[he turns Pepper round and presses his projector control and starts changing and moving the image with his hand]
Aldrich Killian: Now, Extremis harnesses our bioelectrical potential And it goes…here. This is essentially an empty slot, and what this tells us is that our mind, our entire DNA in fact, is destined to be upgraded.
Pepper Potts: Wow.
[as Hogan sits outside Pepper’s office, he gets a call on his tablet, he answers the call and holds the tablet high so the camera monitor shows his forehead and eyes]
Happy Hogan: Hello?
Tony Stark: Is this forehead of Security?
Happy Hogan: What? You know, look, I got a real job. What do you want? I’m working, I got something going on here.
[we see Tony is in his lab]
Tony Stark: What? Harassing interns?
Happy Hogan: Let me tell you something, you know what happened when I told people I was Iron Man’s body guard? They would laugh in my face.
Happy Hogan: I had to leave while I still had a shred of dignity. Now I got a real job, I’m watching Pepper.
Tony Stark: What’s going on? Fill me in.
Happy Hogan: For real?
Tony Stark: Yeah.
Happy Hogan: Alright, so she’s meeting up with this scientist. Rich guy, handsome.
Tony Stark: Right.
Happy Hogan: I couldn’t make his face at first, right? You know I’m good with faces.
Tony Stark: Oh, Yeah, yeah. You’re the best.
Happy Hogan: Yeah. Well, so I run his credentials, I make him Aldrich Killian. We actually met the guy back in… where were we in ’99? The science conference?
Tony Stark: Um…Switzerland.
Happy Hogan: Right, right, exactly.
Tony Stark: Killian? No, I don’t remember that guy.
Happy Hogan: Of course you don’t. He’s not a blond with a big rack. At first it was fine, they were talking business, but now it’s like getting weird. He’s showing her a big brain.
Tony Stark: His what?
Happy Hogan: Big brain, and she likes it. Here, let me show you. Hold on. See?
[he holds his tablet up and points it towards Pepper’s glass office, where Aldrich and Pepper are standing close together on the coffee table watching the 3d image of the brain, but all Tony sees is Hogan pointing the tablet camera at himself]
Tony Stark: Look at what? You watching them? Flip the screen and then we can get started.
Happy Hogan: I’m not a tech genius like you. Just…just trust me, get down here.
Tony Stark: Flip the screen, then I can see what they’re doing.
Happy Hogan: I can’t! I don’t know how to flip the screen! Don’t talk to me like that anymore. You’re not my boss.
[as Hogan is talking, Tony uses his small tablet device to look up Aldrich and finds his photo]
Happy Hogan: Alright, I don’t work for you. Now I don’t trust this guy. He’s got another guy with him, he’s shifty.
Tony Stark: Relax.
Happy Hogan: Seriously?
Tony Stark: I’m just asking you to secure the perimeter. Tell him to go out for a drink or something?
Happy Hogan: You know what? You should take more of an interest in what’s going on here. This woman… this woman’s the best thing that ever happened to you, and you…you’re just ignoring her.
Tony Stark: A giant brain?
Happy Hogan: Yeah, there’s a giant brain, there’s a shifty character. I’m gonna follow this guy. I’m gonna run his plates and if it gets rough, so be it.
Tony Stark: I miss you, Happy.
Happy Hogan: Yeah, I miss you too. But the way it used to be. Now you’re off with the ‘superfriends’, I don’t know what’s going on with you anymore. The world’s getting weird…
Tony Stark: Hey, I…I’d hate to cut you off. Do you have your taser on you?
Happy Hogan: Why?
Tony Stark: I think there’s a gal in HR who’s trying to steal some printer ink, you should probably go over there and zap her.
[he puts his small tablet in his wine fridge and closes it and walks off still with Hogan online]
Happy Hogan: Yeah, nice.
[back in Pepper’s office after Aldrich has shown her his new research]
Aldrich Killian: Imagine if you could hack into the hard drive of any living organism and recode its DNA.
Pepper Potts: It would be incredible.
Aldrich Killian: Mm.
Pepper Potts: Unfortunately, to my ears it also sounds highly weaponizable. As in enhanced soldiers, private armies, and Tony is not…
Aldrich Killian: Tony. Tony. You know, I invited Tony to join AIM thirteen years ago, he turned me down. But something tells me now there is a new genius on the throne who doesn’t have to answer to Tony anymore, and who has slightly less of an ego.
Pepper Potts: It’s gonna be a no, Aldrich. As much as I’d like to help you.
[we see Aldrich leaving the building]
Aldrich Killian: Well, I can’t say that I’m not disappointed. But then as my father used to say, ‘Failure is the fog through which we glimpse triumph.’
Pepper Potts: That’s very deep.
Aldrich Killian: Mm.
Pepper Potts: And I have no idea what it means.
Aldrich Killian: Well, me neither. He was kind of an idiot, my old man.
Aldrich Killian: I’m sure I’ll see you again, Pepper.
[Aldrich kisses her gently on the cheek and Pepper watches him as he walks off, then Pepper notices Hogan coming toward her, Pepper looks flustered]
Pepper Potts: Happy…
Happy Hogan: The car is ready, if you’re ready to go.
[Pepper glances over to Aldrich as he walks towards his car]
Pepper Potts: Yes. I just um…God, I forgot my other thing, so I’m just gonna…
[she walks back into the building, Hogan glance over to Aldrich’s car and as it drives away, Hogan takes a photo of the license plate]
[later Pepper returns to Tony’s home, as she gets out of the car she sees a large stuffed rabbit outside the house that Tony has bought for her as a gift, she walks inside]
Pepper Potts: I’m sorry I’m late. I was… What the…? What is that?!
[she notices Tony sat in his Iron Man suit on the couch]
Pepper Potts: You’re wearing this in the house now? What is that, like Mark 15?
[Tony looks at the small number marked 42 on the suit]
Tony Stark: Uh…yeah. Something like that. You know everybody needs a hobby.
Pepper Potts: Oh, and you have to wear your hobby in the living room?
[Tony rises and walks toward her]
Tony Stark: Just breakin’ it in. You know, it’s always a little pinchy in the gooey bag at first, so.
[Tony shakes his ass and Pepper laughs]
Tony Stark: Oh hey, did you see your Christmas present?
Pepper Potts: Yes, I did. I…I don’t know how I could have missed that Christmas present. Is it gonna fit through the door?
Tony Stark: Well actually, uh…it’s a good question. I got a team of guys comin’ tomorrow, they’re gonna blow out that wall.
Pepper Potts: Okay.
Tony Stark: So, uh…tense? Good day?
[Tony walks up behind her and starts massaging her shoulders]
Tony Stark: Ooh shoulders, a little naughty. Naughty girl. I don’t wanna harp on this, but did you like the custom rabbit?
Pepper Potts: Did I like it?
Tony Stark: Nailed it, right?
Pepper Potts: Wow. I appreciate the thought very much.
[Pepper turns to face Tony, she rises from her seat and stands close to him]
Pepper Potts: So why don’t you lift up that face mask and give me a kiss?
[Tony knocks the metal helmet on his head]
Tony Stark: Huh. Yup, dammit. No can do. You wanna just kiss it on the…
Pepper Potts: Uh-huh.
Tony Stark: The facial slit?
Pepper Potts: Well, why don’t I run down to the garage and see if I can’t find a crowbar to shimmy that thing open?
Tony Stark: Crowbar. Yeah.
[Pepper starts walking towards Tony’s lab]
Tony Stark: Oh, except there’s been a…uh…a radiation leak.
Pepper Potts: I’ll take my chances.
Tony Stark: That’s risky.
[Pepper walks down the stairs to Tony’s lab]
Tony Stark: At least let me get you like a Hazmat suit or a Geiger counter or something like that.
[Pepper sees Tony is in fact not in his Iron Man suit, but in the lab exercising as he remotely controls the suit, which follows Pepper into the lab]
Tony Stark: Busted.
Pepper Potts: This is a new level of lame.
Tony Stark: Sorry.
[Pepper notices the food tray in the corner]
Pepper Potts: You ate without me, already? On date night?
[referring to Mark 42 suit]
Tony Stark: He was just…
Pepper Potts: You mean you?
Tony Stark: Well, yeah. I just mean we were just…just hosting you while I finished up a little work.
Pepper Potts: Uh-huh.
Tony Stark: And yes, I had a quick bite. I didn’t know if you were comin’ home or if you were having drinks with Aldrich Killian.
[Mark 42 suit turns its face toward her, as if to look at her accusingly]
Pepper Potts: What?
Tony Stark: What?
Pepper Potts: Aldrich Killian? What are you checking up on me?
Tony Stark: Happy was concerned.
Pepper Potts: No, you’re spying on me.
Tony Stark: I wasn’t…
Pepper Potts: I’m going to bed.
[Pepper turns and starts walking off]
Tony Stark: Hold on. Come on. Pep.
[as Pepper starts walking upstairs]
Tony Stark: Hey, I admit it! My fault. Sorry.
[Pepper stops and looks at him]
Tony Stark: I’m a piping hot mess. It’s been going on for a while, I haven’t said anything.
[Pepper walks back down]
Tony Stark: Nothing’s been the same since New York.
Pepper Potts: Oh really? Well, I didn’t notice that, at all.
Tony Stark: You experience things and then they’re over and you still can’t explain ’em. Gods, aliens, other dimensions. I…I’m just a man in a can. The only reason I haven’t cracked up is probably because you moved in. Which is great. I love you, I’m lucky. But, honey, I can’t sleep. You go to bed, I come down here. I do what I know, I tinker.
Tony Stark: But threat is imminent, and I have to protect the one thing that I can’t live without. That’s you. My suits, they’re uh…
Pepper Potts: Machines.
Tony Stark: But they’re part of me.
Pepper Potts: A distraction.
Tony Stark: Maybe.
[Pepper walks towards Tony and they hold each other]
Pepper Potts: I’m gonna take a shower.
Tony Stark: Okay.
[Pepper turns to walk off, then stops and looks at him]
Pepper Potts: And you’re gonna join me.
Tony Stark: Better.
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