Iron Man Movie (2008):
Iron Man is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as well as the first film in Phase One of the MCU.
The film was directed by Jon Favreau from a screenplay by the writing teams of Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, and Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man alongside Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leslie Bibb, and Shaun Toub.
Iron Man premiered in Sydney on April 14, 2008, and was released in the United States on May 2, 2008. It grossed over $585 million, becoming the eighth-highest-grossing film of 2008. The film received praise from critics, especially for Downey’s performance, as well as Favreau’s direction, visual effects, action sequences, and writing. Two sequels have been released: Iron Man 2 (2010) and Iron Man 3 (2013).
Iron Man Movie Information:
|Movie Name||Iron Man|
|Release Date||April 14, 2008 (Sydney)|
May 2, 2008 (United States)
|Running Time||2hr 6min|
|Based on||Iron Man by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck, Jack Kirby|
|Starring||Robert Downey Jr.|
|Directed by||Jon Favreau|
|Screenplay by||Mark Fergus|
|Produced by||Avi Arad|
|Cinematography by||Matthew Libatique|
|Edited by||Dan Lebental|
|Music by||Ramin Djawadi|
|Production Company||Marvel Studios|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Box Office Collection||$585.8 million|
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Iron Man Movie Storyline:
Tony Stark. Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist. Son of legendary inventor and weapons contractor Howard Stark. When Tony Stark is assigned to give a weapons presentation to an Iraqi unit led by Lt. Col. James Rhodes, he’s given a ride on enemy lines. That ride ends badly when Stark’s Humvee that he’s riding in is attacked by enemy combatants. He survives – barely – with a chest full of shrapnel and a car battery attached to his heart. In order to survive he comes up with a way to miniaturize the battery and figures out that the battery can power something else. Thus Iron Man is born. He uses the primitive device to escape from the cave in Iraq. Once back home, he then begins work on perfecting the Iron Man suit. But the man who was put in charge of Stark Industries has plans of his own to take over Tony’s technology for other matters.—IMDb
Iron Man Movie Cast and Characters:
- Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man
- Terrence Howard as James “Rhodey” Rhodes
- Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane
- Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia “Pepper” Potts
- Leslie Bibb as Christine Everhart
- Shaun Toub as Ho Yinsen
- Faran Tahir as Raza
- Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson
- Bill Smitrovich as General Gabriel
- Sayed Badreya as Abu Bakaar
- Paul Bettany as JARVIS(voice)
- Jon Favreau as Hogan
- Peter Billingsley as William Ginter Riva
- Tim Guinee as Major Allen
- Will Lyman as Award Ceremony Narrator(voice)
- Tom Morello as Guard
- Marco Khan as Guard
- Dastan Khalili as Guard(as Daston Kalili)
Interesting Facts About Iron Man Movie:
- A film featuring the character was in development at Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and New Line Cinema at various times since 1990, before Marvel Studios reacquired the rights in 2005.
- Marvel put the project in production as its first self-financed film, with Paramount Pictures distributing.
- Favreau signed on as director in April 2006, and faced opposition from Marvel when trying to cast Downey in the title role; the actor was signed in September.
- Filming took place from March to June 2007, primarily in California to differentiate the film from numerous other superhero stories that are set in New York City-esque environments.
- During filming, the actors were free to create their own dialogue because pre-production was focused on the story and action. Rubber and metal versions of the armor, created by Stan Winston’s company, were mixed with computer-generated imagery to create the title character.
- It was selected by the American Film Institute as one of the ten best films of 2008, and received two nominations at the 81st Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects.
- In 2022, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.