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Harper, Phil Neilson, Keith Woulard, Mike Justus, Damien Moreno, Timothy P. Trella, This page was last edited on 25 January 2021, at 11:08. [115] On June 19, 2008, Iron Man became that year's first film to pass the $300 million mark for the domestic box office. Raza gives them one more day to finish. The terrorists who captured Tony and Yinsen enter the room. They set off a bomb inside the cell as a distraction for the guards as Tony powers up his suit. With Yinsen's help, Tony constructs a tiny device called an Arc Reactor - a new type of power generator - streamlined from a much bigger design used in one of his companies factory. [113] Iron Man had the second-best premiere for a non-sequel, behind Spider-Man, and the fourth biggest-opening for a superhero film. [96] Several tie-in comics were released for the film. Returning to America, Stark improves his armor and becomes the technologically advanced superhero Iron Man. [114] Iron Man was also the number one film in the U.S. and Canada in its second weekend, grossing $51.2 million,[110] giving it the twelfth-best second weekend and the fifth-best for a non-sequel. [68], Favreau wanted the film to be believable by showing the construction of the Iron Man suit in its three stages. The Iron Man, a 1924 film serial; The Iron Man, or A Man of Iron, a 1925 silent film However, Iron Monger counters this by flying after him and carrying him high into the sky. Tony tries to talk Pepper into helping him, believing that nothing else matters but stopping the people who he put in harm's way. It grossed $35.2 million on its first day, giving it the thirteenth biggest-opening day at the time. Pepper comes in when he is testing the stabilizers and they find that it also creates a powerful repulsion beam that could also be used as a weapon. [56], Favreau planned to cast a newcomer in the title role, as "those movies don't require an expensive star; Iron Man's the star, the superhero is the star. Iron Man, after being beaten by his nemesis, attempts to flee from the battle scene. [55] He felt only in a sequel, with an altered tone, would the fantasy of the Mandarin's rings be appropriate. [34] Jeff Vintar and Iron Man co-creator Stan Lee co-wrote a story for Fox, which Vintar adapted into a screenplay. [122] 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". [35] That October, Quentin Tarantino was approached to write and direct the film. Directed by Jon Favreau. [56] The first few weeks of filming were spent on Stark's captivity in Afghanistan. [29] Ghostface Killah had a cameo in a scene where Stark briefly stays in Dubai, but the scene was cut from the theatrical release for pacing reasons. The film is directed by Jon Favreau and stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, a billionaire industrialist who is captured by terrorists in Afghanistan. Menu. Menu. [9][51] Favreau wanted to make Iron Man a story of an adult man literally reinventing himself after discovering the world is far more complex than he originally believed. The film however was criticized for its rushed action scenes and under developed supporting characters. The armor was also designed to have only its top half worn at times. 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. To generate shots of Iron Man and the F-22 Raptors battling, cameras were flown in the air to provide reference for physics, wind and frost on the lenses. Iron Man brought in $100.7 million during its opening weekend and $104.2 million since its Thursday night debut. During filming, the actors were free to create their own dialogue because pre-production was focused on the story and action. [1] This is the tenth-highest opening weekend of all time, and the second highest non-sequel opening, after 2002's Spider-Man. Iron Man (2008) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. [119], Among the major trade journals, Todd McCarthy of Variety called the film an "expansively entertaining special effects extravaganza" with "fresh energy and stylistic polish",[120] 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? "[62], Additional casting for the film occurred over the next few months: Terrence Howard was announced in the role of Stark's best friend James "Rhodey" Rhodes in October 2006;[63] Gwyneth Paltrow was cast as love interest Virginia "Pepper" Potts in January 2007;[64] and Jeff Bridges was cast in an undisclosed role in February. [125], Among major metropolitan weeklies, David Edelstein of New York magazine called the film "a shapely piece of mythmaking ... Favreau doesn't go in for stylized comic-book frames, at least in the first half. [78] An alternate version of the Nick Fury post-credits scene was filmed in which he specifically said "As if gamma accidents, radioactive bugs and assorted mutants weren't enough" referencing Hulk, Spider-Man and the X-Men but this was cut due to legal problems with Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox who at the time had full ownership of the characters until their reacquisition much later in the mid to late 2010s. JOIN NOW. [30], In April 1990, Universal Studios bought the rights to develop Iron Man for the big screen,[31] with Stuart Gordon to direct a low-budget film based on the property. Stane arrives at Tony's house and paralyzes him with a sonic weapon. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige subsequently had the scene removed from all preview prints in order to maintain the surprise and keep fans guessing. He also sought Downey's advice about makeshift objects in prison, such as a sock being used to make tea. Stark dons his new armor and flies to Afghanistan, where he saves the villagers. Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie Spotlight. By IRONMAN 12/16/2020, 3:15pm EST ; Hunger to race at an all-time high as athletes seek start lines. The soldiers fight to defend themselves but are quickly killed. [109], Iron Man earned $318.4 million in the United States and Canada and $266.8 million in other territories, for a worldwide gross of $585.3 million. [47] In order to build the general public's awareness of Iron Man and elevate him to the same level of popularity as Spider-Man or Hulk, Marvel conducted focus groups, trying to find a way to remove the general perception that the character is a robot. Iron Man is a film based on the Marvel comics superhero with the same name and the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Iron Man - First Flight Scene - Mark II Armor - "Handles Like A Dream" - Test Flight - Iron Man (2008) Movie CLIP [1080p 60 FPS HD ] 100,000 SUBSCRIBERS!!! Rubber and metal versions of the armor, created by Stan Winston's company, were mixed with computer-generated imagery to create the title character. Once back home, he then begins work on perfecting the Iron Man suit. [12] By February 1996, 20th Century Fox had acquired the rights from Universal. The gamble that changed the face of cinema. Seeking to track his company's illegal shipments, Stark sends Potts to hack into its database. There is also the fact that Tony Stark shows up to talk to General Ross in the post-credits of The Incredible Hulk, which puts it squarely … Rhodey does not agree with Tony's approach; he thinks Stark is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder because of his capture and needs time to recover. He destroys their stockpile of weapons and uses a rudimentary jet-pack to blast away from the captive zone. Much later, Tony regains consciousness in a cave. [17] Afterwards, Stark's capture was filmed at Lone Pine, and other exterior scenes in Afghanistan were filmed at Olancha Sand Dunes, where the crew endured two days of 40-to-60-mile-per-hour (64–97 km/h) winds. The guards try to stop but his suit easily deflects their weapon fire. [13] Production designer J. Michael Riva saw footage of a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan, and saw the cold breath as he spoke: realizing remote caves are actually very cold, Riva placed an air conditioning system in the set. Next morning, Christine is awakened by a voice on a computer monitor. Iron Man, an American live action film based on the Marvel character with Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark. [80] He hired Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) to create the bulk of the visual effects for the film after seeing Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Transformers. At Comic-Con 2008, Marvel Studios will hand out flash drives that contain a sneak peak of the DVD. Stark and Yinsen secretly build a small, powerful electric generator called an arc reactor to power Stark's electromagnet and a prototype suit of powered armor to aid in their escape. Get ready for a different breed of heavy metal hero. The back is less armored than the front, because Stark would use his resources for a forward attack. [90] Oracle Corporation also promoted the film on its site. Though Stane requests details, a suspicious Stark decides to keep his work to himself. By Hugh Armitage. But the energy wave from the Reactor also manages to re-charge Tony's heart battery, saving him from death. Were Never Iron Man? [5], In its opening weekend, Iron Man grossed $98.6 million in 4,105 theaters in the United States and Canada, ranking first at the box office,[110] giving it the eleventh biggest-opening weekend at the time,[111] ninth-widest release in terms of theaters,[112] and the third highest-grossing opening weekend of 2008 behind Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and The Dark Knight. Stark deflects her questions with some swift quips and the two end up spending the night together. Guitarist Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave contributed (credited) additional guitar work to the movie's soundtrack. After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil. Marvel Movies is a FANDOM Movies Community. [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. Tony Stark visited soldiers on duty in the the Kunar Province, Afghanistan. [12] Favreau had wanted to work with Marvel producer Avi Arad on another film after they both worked on Daredevil. [ citation needed ] This version of Stane is a business partner to Howard Stark and mentor to Tony Stark . Tony instructs Pepper to overload the building's Arc Reactor, which will generate a shockwave strong enough to knock out the Iron Monger's suit. Or at least – since it certainly has its problems – a superhero movie that's good in unusual ways. [123][148] It was selected by the American Film Institute as one of the ten best films of the year[149] and by Empire magazine as one of The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time. Tony turns to his other best friend - JARVIS, the A.I. Personal assistant Pepper Potts places the original reactor inside a small glass showcase. [107], The film was also collected in a 10-disc box set titled "Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled" which includes all of the Phase One films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Amazon.com is offering pre-orders now. What's on TV & Streaming What's on TV & … She goes into Obadiah's office with a tiny piece of equipment designed to copy files from the computer. Halfway out, Stark finds Yinsen, mortally wounded. [43][44] Hayter removed the Mandarin and instead chose to pit Iron Man against his father Howard Stark, who becomes War Machine. [13] Art Marcum & Matt Holloway were hired to write the script,[49] while Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby wrote another version, with Favreau compiling both teams' scripts,[53] and John August then "polishing" the combined version. Tony analyzes more data and decides to rebuild the suit using gold titanium from an old project to solve the icing problem. Tony tells Pepper to get rid of the old model since he's not a sentimental person. The armor is ruined as he crash-lands into a sand dune, but he escapes alive. [13] Stan Winston, a fan of the comic book, and his company, who Favreau worked with on Zathura, built metal and rubber versions of the armor. Iron Man (2008) 145 of 330 Jeff Bridges, Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Leslie Bibb, Terrence Howard, Sayed Badreya, Paul Bettany, Peter Billingsley, Clark Gregg, Bill Smitrovich, Faran Tahir, and Shaun Toub in Iron Man (2008) 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. With Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges. The information Marvel received from the focus groups was used to formulate an awareness-building plan, which included releasing three animated short films ahead of the film's release. Tony wants Stark Industries to move forward with Arc Reactor technology, but Obadiah thinks that the Arc Reactor is nothing but a publicity stunt. The two ironclad warriors have a huge battle. Iron Monger crashes in the Stark Industries building, and Iron Man falls moments after, his battery running out of power. Obadiah Stane, his father's old partner and the company's manager, advises Stark that this may ruin Stark Industries and his father's legacy. Read More; In Arizona, Triathlon Reimagined; By Jennifer Ward 11/11/2020, 6:15pm EST ; On October 18, 2020, IRONMAN 70.3 Arizona blazed a new trail for triathlon in a global pandemic. Pepper, Coulson and several other agents arrive at Obadiah's research facility. Nick Fury, director of the espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D., and his lieutenant Agent Maria Hill arrive at a remote research facility during an evacuation, where physicis… The film tells the story of Tony Stark, a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Thus Iron Man is born. Tony convinces Rhodey to pass off what happened with the jets as a "training exercise.".