Jon Favreau Explains Olivia Munn's Changing Role In 'Iron Man 2'

Back in March, "Attack of the Show" hostess Olivia Munn revealed that her original part in "Iron Man 2" had been cut due to a shift in the film's tone before she was called back in for an additional role. Although Munn had originally stated that she would not be portraying a reporter in the film, her character in the sequel is Chess Roberts, a reporter who has briefly appeared in the "Iron Man" comics.

And while there has been speculation that Munn's original role may have been one of Marvel's premiere heroines — like the Wasp or the Scarlet Witch — Favreau was quick to deny those rumors before revealing more details about Munn's first part within the movie.


"She did a very funny comedic take on a girl that [Tony] was with at his birthday party," Favreau explained to MTV News. "She pops up again later in his bedroom. But the way the scene went down, that part of the movie didn't want to have comedy because it was starting to get a little bit serious and started to bump tonally."

"As a scene it was great," continued Favreau. "But when we put the whole movie together, that's one of the things that happens. It's happened to me many times as an actor, but we called her up and said, 'There's another thing that we're shooting now, we'd love to have you in the film.'"

Favreau also indicated that Munn's original scenes will be included on the eventual "Iron Man 2" DVD.

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