Wait, Leslie Bibb was in the opening credits, so is that…? Yes! It’s the other Christine of the MCU, Christine Everhart.
Who I always very much liked as a character, as it is her who refuses to take Tony’s bullshit and informs him about Gulmira in the first Iron Man film, thus indirectly saving a lot of lives. Not that you would know from the movie that she’s competent and important, since it defaults to immediately slutshaming her.
this scene is just golden because tony was never planning to reveal his identity as iron man. but right when blondie laughs and says ‘i never said you were a superhero’, she obviously hit a nerve and tony literally goes ‘alright, you wanna play? i can play’, LOOKS HER STRAIGHT FUCK IN THE EYE, AND TELLS THE WHOLE WORLD HE’S IRON MAN. A SUPERHERO.
creeped out by how many people hate everheart tbh. her role in the movies was sleeping w/ tony and pepper literally called her trash for doing so, and this scene where she plays tony perfectly.
I’d say her role is even bigger. Remember that scene at the party? Christine’s not just a persistent journalist goading Tony into outing himself as Iron Man – she’s like the public conscience of the MCU. She’s the one who inspires Tony to fight with illegal arms trade that has been going right under his nose. She makes him face his own ignorance and indifference to the problem he’s indirectly causing.
Christine is one of the main triggers in Iron Man’s origins story. Never forget that.
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It really bothered me that Christine wasn’t in IM3. She was too important to suddenly no longer be around.
It unnerves me how many people hate Christine. Tony wouldn’t even have known about Gulmira if not for her.
A photoset dedicated to the underrated, unsuperpowered, and often unnamed characters of Marvel movies who either supported others in their times of need, or fought alone for what they thought was right:
The German man (The Avengers): Stood up alone against an Actual God The train passengers (Spider-Man 2): Saved Spider-Man and then defended him, completely unarmed, against a very armed supervillain Christine Everhart (Iron Man): Demanded accountability from Tony Stark, and it was also thanks to her he got to Gulmira as fast as he did Ursula Ditkovich (Spider-Man 2&3): Offered Peter food and friendship at times when he really needed it Mr Ditkovich (Spider-Man 2&3): Not only tolerated, but liked and cared about his difficult tenant Alicia Masters (Fantastic Four): Made Ben Grimm realise he was still human and showed him love and kindness Stanley (The Incredible Hulk): Gave Bruce a room, a job and a friendly ear The old security guard (The Avengers): Helped Bruce out and gave him some (sadly deleted) advice The crane operators (The Amazing Spider-Man): Did what they could to repay the person who helped them The people on the Queensboro Bridge (Spider-Man): Risked their lives to try and stop the Green Goblin Martina (The Incredible Hulk): Didn’t give Bruce away to Blonsky’s men Travis and Heather Hudson (Wolverine): Offered kindness to a stranger and died for it