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Iron Man [2008] (2 discs)

Director:Jon Favreau
Writer:Art Marcum
Hawk Ostby
Mark Fergus
Matt Holloway
Composer:Ramin Djawadi
Length:126 minutes
(2 hours 6 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Graphic Novel
Sorting Tub:Bravo
IMDB Rating:8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:93%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: A life threatening, life changing event causes Tony Stark to re-evaluate his company's involvement in the world weapons market.

Reaction: Great movie! Robert Downey Jr. is the perfect Tony Stark and the special effects are used very well here to engulf you in the world they've created.

Personal Rating: 9/10

Jon Favreau => Director / Hogan
Art Marcum => Writer
Hawk Ostby => Writer
Mark Fergus => Writer
Matt Holloway => Writer
Ramin Djawadi => Composer
America Olivo => Dubai Beauty #1 (uncredited)
Bill Smitrovich => General Gabriel
Clark Gregg => Agent Coulson
Faran Tahir => Raza
Gerard Sanders => Howard Stark
Gwyneth Paltrow => Pepper Potts
Jeff Bridges => Obadiah Stane
Joshua Harto => CAOC Analyst
Leslie Bibb => Christine Everhart
Paul Bettany => Jarvis (voice)
Peter Billingsley => William Ginter Riva
Robert Downey Jr. => Tony Stark
Samuel L. Jackson => Nick Fury (uncredited)
Sayed Badreya => Abu Bakaar
Shaun Toub => Yinsen
Stan Lee => Himself
Terrence Howard => Rhodey
Tim Guinee => Major Allen

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The final scene, in which Tony reveals to the press that he is Iron Man is a reference to the Avengers Disassembled mini-series. In the mini-series (part 1), which was written by [?] Brian Bendis, Stark, under the influence of Scarlet Witch, revealed himself to be the Secretary of Defense to the entire delegates of the UN, with the exact line spoken in the film.
  • Nick Fury wants to talk to Tony Stark about the Avengers Initiative. This is a reference to the Avengers, a team of superheroes assembled in the 1960-70s, and foreshadows a live-action Avengers film. Iron Man is a founding member of the Avengers, along with the Hulk, Ant-Man, Wasp and Thor.
  • [?] Brian Bendis had written three pages of dialogue for the Nick Fury scene, out of which the filmmakers chose the best lines. To keep it a secret, the scene was filmed with a skeleton crew and was deleted from all previews of the film, which thus maintained the mystery and surprise and kept fans speculative and interested. It conclusively appeared in the final cut as a post-credits scene.
  • In the Ultimate Marvel Comics series, the character of Nick Fury is portrayed as African American, with his look and personality tailored after actor Samuel L. Jackson, all carried out with the actor's explicit permission. During one of the Ultimate Avengers issues, whilst discussing the possibility of a movie being made about them and which actors would play which heroes, Nick Fury even comments that nobody else but Samuel L. Jackson could play him. Jackson, himself a comic book fan, plays Fury in this film.
  • The climactic showdown in the film, with Tony Stark/Iron Man facing Obadiah Stane/Iron Monger is adapted from {Iron Man #200}, published in November, 1986. Both pit Stane's larger, more powerful Iron Monger against Stark's greater experience, and both feature an exploding reactor. However, the comic concludes with Stane committing suicide with a repulsor ray blast to the head.
  • For the [Iron Man] trilogy, Jon Favreau thought of making the Iron Monger the main villain of the third film. Stane was going to be Stark's friend and confidante (first film), but then would start to see differences with Stark (second film) and would eventually become his nemesis (third film). However, he decided to stay true to the comics and make the Mandarin the main villain of the trilogy, and the Iron Monger became the first film's villain.
  • According to Favreau, Clive Owen and Sam Rockwell are among the actors that were considered for Tony Stark during pre-production.
  • Jon Favreau shot the film in California because he felt that too many superhero films were set on the East Coast, especially New York City.
  • In the comics, the chauffeur Harold "Happy" Hogan is a confidante of Tony Stark who later marries Virginia "Pepper" Potts after a tragedy draws them closer.
  • Paul Bettany recorded all his lines as JARVIS in two hours. According to Bettany, he did not know which film he was working on; he merely did the job as a favour for Jon Favreau, whom he worked with on Wimbledon
  • EASTER EGG: In the Region 1 DVD disc 1, Special Features section, there is a hidden circle icon (not Iron Man's arc generator, oddly enough) between the "Previews" and "Main Menu" items (on a DVD remote, highlight "Main Menu", then go left). Press Enter to see a video of Stan Lee and Robert Downey Jr. discussing Lee's cameo in the film.
  • An animatronic puppet of the Iron Monger was built for the film by [?] Stan Winston Studios. It stood 10 feet tall and weighed 800 pounds, and was built on a set of gimbals to simulate walking. It required five operators to run it.
  • The Iron Man Mark I armor weighed 90 pounds.
  • In the scene where Pepper discovers Tony removing the damaged Iron Man armor, you can clearly see Captain America's shield partially constructed on a workbench. This same scene was shown in many trailers, but the image of the shield was edited out.