If you are a fan of Marvel movies, you might have noticed a familiar face in the background of a scene from ‘Iron Man 2.’ A woman who looks strikingly similar to Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and associate of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, appears to be sitting behind Tony Stark during a Senate hearing. The scene, which was filmed in 2009 and released in 2010, has sparked a lot of speculation and conspiracy theories online. Is it really Maxwell? And if so, what was she doing there?
Ghislaine was not in ‘Iron Man 2’s’ Senate Scene; the actress just looks vaguely like her
If you’re reading this, you are most likely familiar with what ‘Iron Man 2’ was about and the senate scene in question. Tony Stark, the billionaire inventor and superhero, is summoned to a congressional committee to testify about his Iron Man suit. The committee, led by Senator Stern, wants Stark to hand over his suit to the government, arguing that it is a weapon of mass destruction. Stark refuses, claiming that he is the only one who can use the suit and that he has successfully privatized world peace. He also reveals that his competitors, such as Justin Hammer, are far behind him in developing similar technology. He then hacks into the committee’s screens and shows footage of failed attempts by other countries and organizations to replicate his suit. He ends his testimony by saying “I am Iron Man. The suit and I are one. To turn over the Iron Man suit would be to turn over myself, which is tantamount to indentured servitude or prostitution, depending on what state you’re in. You can’t have it.” He then walks out of the hearing, leaving Stern and Hammer frustrated and humiliated.
And despite the scene carrying much greater themes, some viewers focused on a mysterious female that can be seen in the background scenes during the senate hearing with a shorter back hair and facial structure that vaguely resembles Ghislaine Maxwell while the camera doesn’t focus on her.
As soon as the camera focuses, however, you can see that it’s not Ghislaine, and not only that, but the two females cannot be further from each other in terms of physical looks. Since rumors of Epstein’s criminal activities involving Maxwell and child trafficking have been kind of an open secret for the last 20 years, it would be highly unwise to include her in a Marvel movie, and I seriously doubt that the executives would want the family-oriented brand such as MCU to be tied to such controversial figures.
Other cameos in ‘Iron Man 2’
Despite Ghislaine not having a cameo in ‘Iron Man 2’ several other celebs and notable figures do have them. DJ AM’s appearance in the film at Tony’s birthday party is noted, marking it as his last project before his death. The film is dedicated to him in the end credits. Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, makes a brief appearance at the Stark Expo, with Oracle’s brand featured prominently in various scenes. Seth Green, known for Iron Man spoofs in ‘Robot Chicken,’ appears during Tony’s exit from the Expo. Stan Lee is identified as Larry King in the film. Elon Musk is introduced to Tony Stark in a Monaco restaurant around the 27-minute mark.
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