All Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Release Year: 2008
Languages: English, Persian, Urdu
Director: Jon Favreau
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Writing by: Mark Fergus – (screenplay) &
Hawk Ostby – (screenplay) and
Art Marcum – (screenplay) &
Matt Holloway – (screenplay)
Stan Lee – (characters) &
Don Heck – (characters) &
Larry Lieber – (characters) &
Jack Kirby – (characters)
Produced by: Victoria Alonso – co-producer
Ari Arad – executive producer
Avi Arad – producer
Peter Billingsley – executive producer
Louis D'Esposito – executive producer
Jon Favreau – executive producer
Kevin Feige – producer
Eric Heffron – associate producer (as Eric N. Heffron)
Michael A. Helfant – executive producer
Jeremy Latcham – associate producer
Stan Lee – executive producer
David Maisel – executive producer
Cast: Robert Downey Jr. – Tony Stark
Terrence Howard – Rhodey
Jeff Bridges – Obadiah Stane
Gwyneth Paltrow – Pepper Potts
Leslie Bibb – Christine Everhart
Shaun Toub – Yinsen
Faran Tahir – Raza
Clark Gregg – Agent Coulson
Bill Smitrovich – General Gabriel
Sayed Badreya – Abu Bakaar
Paul Bettany – Jarvis (voice)
Music: Ramin Djawadi
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Plot Outline: When wealthy industrialist Tony Stark is forced to build an armored suit after a life-threatening incident, he ultimately decides to use its technology to fight against evil.
Plot: Tony Stark is the complete playboy who also happens to be an engineering genius. While in Afghanistan demonstrating a new missile he's captured and wounded. His captors want him to assemble a missile for them but instead he creates an armored suit and a means to prevent his death from the shrapnel left in his chest by the attack. He uses the armored suit to escape. Back in the U.S. he announces his company will cease making weapons and he begins work on an updated armored suit only to find that Obadiah Stane, his second in command at Stark industries has been selling Stark weapons to the insurgents. He uses his new suit to return to Afghanistan to destroy the arms and then to stop Stane from misusing his research.
Movie Quotes: Tony Stark:”>toasting after giving a weapon's demonstration] To Peace.
Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
Despite being filmed in Super 35, the “Filmed in Panavision” credit is used.
Goofs: We know about 34 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Crew or equipment visible: In the movie clip after the credits, you can see the reflection of the camera man in the picture frames.
Trivia: There are 81 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- Rachel McAdams was Jon Favreau's first choice to play Pepper Potts, but she turned the role down.
- During pre-production, Robert Downey Jr. set up an office next to Jon Favreau's office, to discuss his role with Favreau and to be more involved in the film's screenwriting.
- Jon Favreau was originally going to direct The First Avenger: Captain America (2011) in the manner of a superhero comedy adventure, but he instead chose to direct this film and give it a more serious tone. Ironically, Nick Cassavetes, who was chosen to direct that film, had been filled in to direct this film in December 2004.