One of the storyboard artists who worked on Iron Man 3, Federico D’Alessandro, uploaded his animatics that feature original scenes with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Rhodey (Don Cheadle) and Trevor Slattery (Ben Kingsley).
OK, now just a quick recap: Towards the end of Iron Man 3, Tony finds out that the Mandarin is in Miami and he heads down there for a final confrontation.
OK, quick spoiler alert.
Trevor Slattery, who was actually a British actor with a substance abuse problem, was hired by Aldrich (Guy Pearce) to pose as the ultimate bad guy, the Mandarin. In the theatrical ending, Trevor is hauled off to jail, but the original ending called for something a bit more dramatic. The animatics below show what was originally intended: Trevor was supposed to show up at the impounded oil drilling platform down in Miami for the epic battle.
Check out the animatics after the break to find out what was supposed to happen…