The soldiers fight to defend themselves but are quickly killed. Lieutenant Colonel James Rhodes attends a ceremony to present Tony Stark with an award for his work, but Stark is not in attendance. Written by Downey, Howard and Toub reprise their roles from the film. Tony goes off with the convoy that is soon attacked by terrorists.

Midway through construction, the head of the terrorist group (The Ten Rings), a man named Raza arrives and attempts to torture Yinsen, angry because he thinks Stark is not working on the Jericho as they wanted. Or at least – since it certainly has its problems – a superhero movie that's good in unusual ways. In the film, following his escape from captivity by a terrorist group, world famous industrialist and master engineer Tony Stark builds a mechanized suit of armor and becomes the superhero Iron Man. Ordered to build a missile, Stark uses his resources instead to build a suit of power armor and make his escape. ", "Jon Favreau Details His Fight With Marvel Studios To Cast Robert Downey Jr. As Iron Man", "Scarlett Johansson Lands $15 Million Payday for Black Widow Movie", "Elon Musk's Space Dream Almost Killed Tesla", "Don Cheadle got the Avengers call in the middle of his kid's laser tag party", "Iron Man: Favreau on films, fans, and Fin Fang Foom", "Part 2 of Quint's interview with Jon Favreau! Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Tony tearfully thanks Yinsen for saving him, and Yinsen encourages Tony to not waste his life as he dies. "[125] Among the specialty press, Garth Franklin of Dark Horizons commended the "impressive sets and mechanics that combine smoothly with relatively seamless CG", and said, "Robert Downey Jr., along with director Jon Favreau ... help this rise above formula. [43] He also made Bethany Cabe the film's love interest over Potts. For images, trailers, clips, interviews, and behind the scenes videos, see Iron Man (film)/Gallery.

Pepper is hesitant, believing that Tony could also be killed. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Try some of the delicious “Hellfire” Tex-Mex! [59] Favreau chose Downey, a fan of the comic,[6] because he felt the actor's past made him an appropriate choice for the part, explaining "The best and worst moments of Robert's life have been in the public eye. Iron Man tries to outrun the jets but they are too much for him. Tony decides to take it out for a test flight, and he is thrilled by everything the suit can do. The other themes are "not so much character based, but rather plot based that carry you through the movie". "[122] In one of the first major-daily newspaper reviews, Frank Lovece of Newsday lauded the film's "emotional truth ... pitch-perfect casting and plausibly rendered super-science" that made it "faithful to the source material while updating it – and recognizing what's made that material so enduring isn't just the high-tech cool of a man in a metal suit, but the human condition that got him there". [34] Jeff Vintar and Iron Man co-creator Stan Lee co-wrote a story for Fox, which Vintar adapted into a screenplay. What better pick could you have for Tony Stark than Robert Downey Jr.? Stark fights Stane, but is outmatched without his new reactor to run his suit at full capacity. Tony is impressed with the newspaper's coming up with the name "Iron Man," and plans to adopt it. Stane's scientists reveal that they cannot finish his suit as they cannot duplicate Stark's Arc Reactor. Tony is barely able to reactivate his thrusters in time to avoid crashing into the ground. Hours later, the terrorists show off a huge stockpile of weapons-all made by Stark Industries. Iron Man has arrived.

[17] The Mark I design was intended to look like it was built from spare parts. Stark fights Stane but is outmatched without his new reactor to run his suit at full capacity. But, now we are in the age of CGI, and what an age it is. [83], Composer Ramin Djawadi had been a fan of the character Iron Man as a child, saying that he always liked superheroes "that actually don't have any superpowers". The plot is also pretty well thought out, and the acting is just fine. Potts later meets with Phil Coulson of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, a counter-terrorism agency, to inform him of Stane's activities. Though Stane requests details, a suspicious Stark decides to keep his work to himself. ", Iron Man arrives and begins to fight Iron Monger. The next day, the press has dubbed the armored hero "Iron Man." [123] Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film four out of four stars, praising Downey Jr.'s performance and stating, "At the end of the day it's Robert Downey Jr. who powers the lift-off separating this from most other superhero movies". Tony tries to talk Pepper into helping him, believing that nothing else matters but stopping the people who he put in harm's way. Take a look at some new X-Men and Iron Man figures! Tony Stark, who has inherited the defense contractor Stark Industries from his father Howard Stark, is in war-torn Afghanistan with his friend and military liaison, Lieutenant Colonel James Rhodes, to demonstrate the new "Jericho" missile.

Much later, Tony regains consciousness in a cave. [82] For shots of the Mark III flying, it was animated to look realistic by taking off slowly, and landing quickly. Terms and Conditions Apply. Another captive, named Yinsen, explains that he operated on Stark but was unable to remove all the shrapnel fragments from the bomb blast.

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Tony confronts Obadiah on the matter, and Obadiah reveals that he is the one who filed the injunction against Tony. Halfway out, Stark finds Yinsen, mortally wounded.

Potts and several S.H.I.E.L.D. Next morning, Christine is awakened by a voice on a computer monitor. Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page. Suit up for action with Robert Downey Jr. in the ultimate adventure movie you've been waiting for, Iron Man! At Comic-Con 2008, Marvel Studios will hand out flash drives that contain a sneak peak of the DVD.

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But Tony assures him that he will need Yinsen to finish the missile.

Some questionable rumors claim that Marvel will bring back Iron Man for future MCU movies, although we’re far from getting any news about Marvel’s plans beyond Phase 4. The soldiers fight to defend themselves but are quickly killed. Thus Iron Man is born. [119] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale. Political involvement in the Avengers' affairs causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man. It grossed $35.2 million on its first day, giving it the thirteenth biggest-opening day at the time. His chest is hooked up to a strange device. [43] He reworked scripts that had been written by Jeff Vintar and Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, which had included the villain the Mandarin and Pepper Potts as a love interest. [120], Among the major trade journals, Todd McCarthy of Variety called the film an "expansively entertaining special effects extravaganza" with "fresh energy and stylistic polish",[121] while Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter praised the film, while nonetheless finding "disappointment [in] a climatic [sic] battle between different Iron Man prototypes ... how did Tony's nemesis learn how to use the suit?