The Iron Man movie trailer makes the film look like it's going to be brilliant, I've never read the comics but this looks like a really fun summer blockbuster. It'll be interesting to see what the Spill guys have to say about it! Here's a link to where the Iron Man movie review will be, they're showing the Iron Man movie trailer there at the moment, plus pictures and some other Iron Man videos.
Here's another version of the Iron Man movie trailer
Iron Man Plot Synopsis Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures have collaborated to make this adapation of the Marvel comics. Iron Man is an action-packed take on the story of wealthy philanthropist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), who develops a robotic suit to fight evil. Not only is Tony Stark a filthy rich, billionaire industrialist, he's also a genius inventor.
When Stark is imprisoned by terrorists who force him to built a diabolical weapon, he uses his intelligence and ingenuity to create an indestructible suit of armour so that he can escape his captors. Once Stark is free, he stumbles upon a deadly conspiracy that could destabilize the entire globe. He then works on an even more powerful version of his suit of armour to save the world by stopping the villains.
Iron Man also stars Gwyneth Paltrow as Stark's secretary, Virginia "Pepper" Potts and Terrence Howard as Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes, who works with Stark to help him produce his suit. Directed by Jon Favreau and produced by Marvel movie veterans Avi Arad and Kevin Feige.
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man: Favreau had planned to cast a newcomer in the role, but ultimately chose Downey (a fan of the comic) because he felt the actor's past, including cocaine abuse, made him an appropriate choice for the part. "The best and worst moments of Robert's life have been in the public eye," the director explained. "He had to find an inner balance to overcome obstacles that went far beyond his career. That's Tony Stark. Robert brings a depth that goes beyond a comic-book character who is having trouble in high school, or can't get the girl." Favreau also felt Downey could make Stark a "likable asshole", but also depict an authentic emotional journey once he won over the audience.
Downey had an office next to Favreau during pre-production, which allowed him greater involvement in the screenwriting process. He brought a deeper sense of humor to the film not present in previous drafts of the script. He explained, "What I usually hate about these [superhero] movies [is] when suddenly the guy that you were digging turns into Dudley Do-Right, and then you're supposed to buy into all his 'Let's go do some good!' That Eliot Ness-in-a-cape-type thing. What was really important to me was to not have him change so much that he's unrecognizable. When someone used to be a schmuck and they're not anymore, hopefully they still have a sense of humor." To prepare, Downey spent five days a week weight training and practiced martial arts to get into shape, which benefitted him because "it's hard not to have a personality meltdown [...] after about several hours in that suit. I'm calling up every therapeutic moment I can think of to just get through the day."
Terrence Howard as Lt. Colonel James "Rhodey" Rhodes: A pilot who befriends Stark when Iron Man saves his life after a plane crash left him stranded behind enemy lines. He is the liaison between Stark Industries and the military in the department of acquisitions. Favreau cast Howard because he felt he could play War Machine in a sequel. Howard prepared for the role by visiting Nellis Air Force Base on March 16, 2007, where he observed HH-60 Pave Hawk rescue helicopters and F-22 Raptors. Howard's father is an Iron Man fan, and Howard himself has been a Downey fan ever since he saw him in Weird Science. They competed physically on set: "Robert and his competitive ass almost tore my shoulder trying to keep up with him. Because I'm forty or fifty pounds heavier than him, so I'm in there lifting and I pushed up about 225 and knocked it out ten times. Robert wanted to go about 235, and he did it. So I'm going to push it up to about 245. I took him out running and gave him some nice cramps. He couldn't walk after a couple of days." Although Rhodes is roguish in the comics, the character is stricter in the film to form a dynamic with Stark. "Rhodey is completely disgusted with the way Tony has lived his life, but at a certain point he realizes that perhaps there is a different way," Howard said. "Whose life is the right way; is it the strict military life, or the life of an independent?"
Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia "Pepper" Potts: Stark's personal secretary. Paltrow read many of the Iron Man comics owned by her husband (Chris Martin), to prepare for the part.
Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane / Iron Monger: An advisor of Stark, who takes over the corporation during his kidnapping. Bridges read the comics as a boy and liked Favreau's realistic approach. He shaved his hair for the role, which was something he had wanted to do for some time. Bridges googled the Book of Obadiah, and was surprised to learn retribution is a major theme in that book of the Bible, something which Stane represents.
Shaun Toub as Yinsen: Stark's fellow captive in Afghanistan. He is a doctor who has traveled the world, and aids Stark in keeping the Mark I a secret.
Faran Tahir as Raza: The terrorist in an alliance with Stane who captures Stark. Tahir is an Iron Man reader.
Leslie Bibb as Christine Everhart: A "fast-talking" reporter.
Bill Smitrovich as Air Force General Gabriel.
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Gerard Sanders as Howard Stark: Tony Stark's father.
Cameos include actress Hilary Swank, Iron Man co-creator Stan Lee (whom Stark mistakes for Hugh Hefner), rapper Ghostface Killah, and director Jon Favreau as Stark's bodyguard Happy Hogan.
Despite Samuel L. Jackson appearing on Wikipedia's cast list for Iron Man as Nick Fury, it seems that he may not have made it into the final cut of the film. According to IGN Samuel L. Jackson will be playing the part of Nick Fury but not in this film. On IMDB, there is a Nick Fury film scheduled for 2010 so it looks like fans will have to wait until then to see Nick Fury on the big screen. Although there is talk of a cameo for Nick in the Upcoming Incredible Hulk film which is also likely to have an appearance by Robert Downey Jr. playing Iron Man's Tony Stark.
My Top Reasons to get excited about Iron Man
Iron Man is Robert Downey Jr.
This is absolutely brilliant casting. Jon Favreau's excellent choice of hero. Downey's the sort of guy you can imagine would run around saving the whole then just head off to the bar for a few double whiskys, wake up, sort out the hangover with hair of the dog then head out and save the world again. The guy's a legend. I also think he's going to bring a witty, arrogant but yet charming quality to Tony Stark. Plus, he's a pro when it comes to acting drunk. Here's what FilmWad had to say about Favreau's choice of Iron Man:
With the possible exception of Christopher Reeve as Superman, this may well be the most brilliant casting decision for a comic book hero ever made. My hat goes off to director Jon Favreau for convincing Downey to star after tugging him out of whatever corner in which he was hiding whilst recuperating from yet another legendary hang-over. I'm quite sure that in at least one alternate universe, there is a real man named Tony Stark who looks exactly like Robert Downey, Jr. and who heads a billion dollar company while, in his spare time, he buzzes around saving lives in nanotech-powered armor."
Iron Man dog-fighting with F-22 fighter jets!
I may be a girl but this is still something to get excited about. How many other 'superheroes' wear an outfit made entirely of iron, part take in some aerial combat with a couple of F-22 fighter jets then head off back to the pub? Tony Stark is quite possibly the coolest superhero who doesn't have any actual super powers. This scene is going to be brilliant.
Jon Favreau as director
This guy seems to have poured his heart and soul into making Iron Man. He's gone out of his way to consult the fans of the comics about several elements of the film to make sure he gets it right. Sounds like he's on the right track - drawing raves for the footage he showed at comic-con and proving he knows what people want from the film. Even if he did direct Elf! Bit of a change in style but Elf isn't bad, my sister forced me to watch it one Christmas. It did make me laugh but that might have had something to do with the fact that I started drinking as soon as I woke up on Christmas day. Here's a link to Jon Favreau's MySpace Page
Fun, fun and fun
Iron Man looks like 100% fun - Downey's going to be brilliant and witty and funny, the CG effects and FX legend Stan Winston has been involved in making the practical suits and it just looks like something that's going to be great.
Iron Man Trivia
Rachel McAdams was Jon Favreau's first choice to play Pepper Potts, but she turned the role down.
Robert Downey Jr. set up his own office next to Jon Favreau's office, to discuss his role with Favreau. He also became highly involved in pre-production.
Jon Favreau was originally going to direct Captain America (2009) 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.
Jon Favreau describes the film as "a kind of independent film-espionage thriller crossbreed; a Robert Altman-directed Superman (1978), with shades of Tom Clancy novels, James Bond films, RoboCop (1987), and Batman Begins (2005)."
In the comics, Tony Stark participated (and became Iron Man) in the Vietnam War; later this was retconned to the Gulf War. In this film, the character's origin was retconned to Afghanistan, as Jon Favreau did not wish to make the film a period piece but instead give it a realistic contemporary look.
During shooting, Jon Favreau preferred improvisation in dialogue scenes, calling back to his Robert Altman influence.
Tony Stark drives an Audi R8 in the film, as part of a promotion deal Marvel Studio's made with the Audi Automobile Company. Two other vehicles, the Audi A6 sedan and the Audi Q7 SUV, also make an appearance in the film.
An Aaton 35mm camera was accidentally run over by a tank during a shoot.
In October 1999, Quentin Tarantino was approached to write and direct the film. Later, Joss Whedon, a big fan of the comic book, was in negotiations to direct the film in June 2001. In December 2004, Nick Cassavetes was hired as a director, with the film to release in 2006, but everything fell through. Finally, Jon Favreau was hired as director.
Nicolas Cage and Tom Cruise were interested in playing Iron Man. Cruise in particular was going to act in and produce the film.
Robert Downey Jr. is a big fan of the "Iron Man" comic book, and swears that he would make 15 sequels about the character if need be.
Stan Lee, the creator of Iron Man, had originally based Tony Stark on Howard Hughes, whom he felt was "one of the most colourful men of our time: an inventor, an adventurer, a multimillionaire, a ladies man and finally a nutcase." Robert Downey Jr. further described his portrayal of Stark as "a challenge of making a wealthy, establishmentarian, weapons-manufacturing, hard-drinking, womanizing prick into a character who is likable and a hero."
To prepare for his role as Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. spent five days a week weight training and practiced martial arts to get into shape.
The rapper Ghostface Killah, who has been a long-time fan of Iron Man (he took the names of Iron Man and Tony Starks; he also titled his 1996 album "Ironman" and uses lyrics and images related to Iron Man comics/animated series), makes an appearance in this film as a Dubai tycoon.
All three sets of Iron Man's armour was designed by Phil Saunders and Adi Granov (a comic book artist from the "Iron Man" comic). They were then constructed by Stan Winston Studios.
Robert Downey Jr. will be involved with motion-capture work eight months after filming is completed in order to realistically portray Iron Man's movements.
Terrence Howard was cast as James Rhodes, as Jon Favreau felt he could also portray War Machine admirably. To prepare for his role, Howard visited the Nellis Air Force Base on March 16 2007, where he ate with the Base's airmen and observed the routines of HH-60 Pave Hawk rescue helicopters and F-22 Raptor jets.
To prepare for her role as Pepper Potts, Gwyneth Paltrow read many of the "Iron Man" comic books, lent to her by her husband Chris Martin.
To prepare for his role as Obadiah Stane, Jeff Bridges read some of the "Iron Man" comic books that featured Stane, and grew a goatee and shaved his head (which he said was something he always wanted to do).
Comic book writer Stan Lee, as always, has a cameo in the live-action film of his creation Iron Man. He plays the man with three blondes whom Tony Stark mistakes for Hugh M. Hefner. He later mentioned that it was his most fun cameo.
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. Jackson, himself a comic book fan, plays Fury in this film.
Jon Favreau shot the film in California, as he felt that too many superhero films had been set on the East Coast, particularly in New York City.
An early draft of the script revealed Tony Stark to be the creator of Dr. Otto Octavius's tentacles from Spider-Man 2 (2004).
400 extras were meant to be filmed standing at Tony Stark's press conference, but Robert Downey Jr. suggested they ought to sit down, as that would be more realistic and comfortable.
According to Jon Favreau, it was difficult to find a proper opponent for Iron Man to face, since he wanted the film not to go over into fantasy but to remain grounded in reality. It was decided to have a foe in the film who would serve as a parallel of Stark (i.e. an armoured opponent). Well-known enemies like the Titanium Man and the Crimson Dynamo were considered, but finally the lesser-known Iron Monger, Obadiah Stane, was chosen as Iron Man's adversary (Stane, as well as possessing his own armour, is also a business contemporary of Stark).
According to Wikipedia, Iron Man's director, Jon Favreau wants this film to be the first of a trilogy and has already signed on all the original actors. He's hoping that the sequels could explore the darker side to Tony Stark's character which in the comics, includes his acoholism. Stark's darker side has been intentionally set aside from this first film but it's unlikely Favreau will have a problem getting the lead to appear in any Iron Man sequels. Robert Downey Jr. has mentioned that he likes the character so much, he'd be prepared to make 15 sequels.
Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man Interview
What did you like about Tony Stark?
"What person are you talking to? (Laughing) Because honestly, I got geared up again. I showed up again and I'm putting on the suit from the movie and was kind of playing with my hair in the bathroom and [producer] Avi Arad walks in… He's the whole reason that there's this studio to do this movie. I'm just with him and it's a big can and I was in the handicapped bathroom like, taking my boots and putting them back on and he came in and he's like, 'It played really good Thursday, really good.' I just said, 'Wow,' and started talking about some other movie that a friend of his is doing that I should read. I'm going like, 'I've heard of people's careers being enhanced and forwarded in convention room bathrooms,' But anyway, so then I said, 'But back to business and I've got to get it up.' They just unveiled the Mark 1 suit and I kind of was like overwhelmed and [director Jon] Favreau's all P.T. Barnum. He's digging it. I'm like, 'He's been here for three days so he knows the drill.' I just came in and I was kind of like struck dumb! I was like, 'How do you get out of this?' Just [act like Iron Man] for two hours. I know I know how to do that."
You've haven't been on the Convention Center floor at Comic Con with all the fans, have you?
"Never. I will never. You know what it's like. It's massive. It's a true democracy. With a lot of chaos in there, too. I get why it's become so popular, not that it wasn't popular before, but why it's become so integral to marketing and approval and all that. But, you know, it's that thing. It's like talking about surfing. How do you know until you paddle out and catch that first wave, what it really feels like. It's so energetic and wild and chaotic. [Shaking his head in wonderment] And I'm walking there in the Tony Stark suit with security guards pushing baby carriages out of the way so I can get to my signing…"
Did you feel any extra pressure while you were acting knowing how many Iron Man fans you had to satisfy?
"I mean, there's always that point in any process where you feel the pressure. That's self-centered fear. In this case I think it was like I just became a geek for Iron Man myself. And the added value is that I think I got the chops to be able to pull it off. But they're in pre-production and I got an office. My production office is in these Quonset huts by where Howard Hughes assembled the Spruce Goose and there was a lot of energy there. I'd roam around from one thing to the next and I'd talk to the Art Department, and I'd be hanging with all these just monsters of cinema and effects and storytelling and cinematography, and so I really soaked it up. I was just like you know, 'What do I need to do?' And half the time I was swilling Creatine and working on my arms for those eleven seconds in the trailer where I'm like [roars]. I will never be that muscular again. I was swollen up and now I've shrunk up again. It's nice not to be carrying those extra pounds. For me, my arms being like one centimeter bigger, means I'm swollen up."
What made you decide you wanted to do this role?
"I'm not a kid anymore externally, and if you're going to do something like this, you want to do it while there's a very low embarrassment factor age-wise. It's also Jon Favreau. That guy is a national treasure and to be able to do something like this with him, and maybe have the opportunity to do it a couple more times, it's a no-brainer."
Are you ready to see your face plastered all over toys?
"Sure, why not? I want a big Happy Meal. Scratch that, we're with Burger King. I don't even know what a Happy Meal is. A passive reference…"
Did you have any complaints when it came time to suit up in the armor?
"We took turns complaining. There's two other guys and I'd come in on the day that he was shooting second unit. And he'd be like laid out in a pool of sweat and still like in half in the suit. He'd just be like [groaning], 'Dude…' He'd be like, 'You're on tomorrow, right?' And I'd be like, 'I'm on, dude. We're going to do the close-ups and I'll swing through the thing.' He goes, 'Cool!' We had like a support group. He'd come in the next day, he'd be like, 'Man, you cool? Can I get you something?' I was like, 'Maybe an Advil,' and then we'd both go visit the third guy."
You've done such a variety of films and genres. After Iron Man are you ready to go back to smaller, independent films for a while?
"What? There are no small movies (laughing). After the trailer played the first time, I was so tripped out and excited and like proud and just to get that reaction. I mean, I started off in theater and that was kind of like putting a whole play of everything 400 people at the top of their field can do best and putting it all in this little package and playing it for thousands of people who get it and are really critical and understand, really, really understand what makes things like that work or not. It was like I don't know how to say it. It was the magic bullet. Suffice to say."
Which Tony Stark do you prefer? The ultimate?
"I'm a modernist, but the origins are great. I'm an equal opportunity destroyer."
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Iron Man Movie Trailer and Robert Downey Jr. Interview
Real name: Anthony "Tony" Stark
Occupation: Inventor, Industrialist
Legal status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record
Place of birth: Long Island, New York
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Howard (father, deceased), Maria (mother, deceased), Morgan (cousin)
Group affiliation: Avengers
Base of operations: Seattle, Washington
First appearance: TALES OF SUSPENSE #39
History: Anthony Stark, son of industrialist Howard Stark, demonstrated his mechanical aptitude and inventive genius at a very early age, enrolling in college electrical engineering program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the age of 15. When he was 21, he inherited his father's business, Stark Industries, and within a few years turned it into a multimillion-dollar industry complex whose chief contracts were for weaponry and munitions for the U.S. government.
Stark was sent to Vietnam to supervise a field test for one of his tranistorized weapons. While he was there Stark trip on a booby trap and a piece of shrapnel was lodged in his chest. The gravely injured Stark was taken captive by the Communist leader Wong-Chu, and was informed that within a week the shrapnel would penetrate his heart and kill them. Wong-Chu offered Stark at deal: if he built the Communist a powerful weapon, want to allow Stark to undergo an operation to save his life. Stark agreed, hoping to gain time and access to tools.
Stark was given access to a small laboratory in communist territory with another captive, the renowned Oriental physicist Professor Ho Yinsen. With the incense help Stark designed and built an electrically powered suit of armor and equipped with heavy offensive weaponry. The armor also contained pacemaker like device which enables Stark's heart to keep beating after the shrapnel entered it. Donning the suit, Stark connected it to its power source, an electrical generator. Lying on a table Stark was helpless until the suit was fully charged. His captor, Wong-Chu, sensed something was amiss and came to investigate with armed men. Realizing he was sacrificing his life, Professor Ho Yinsen went out to confront Wong-Chu, to give Stark the extra time he needed to charge the armored suit fully. As the Iron Man Stark avenged Yinsens death and scattered Wong Chu's guerilla troops. Then, still clad in his armor, which was necessary to keep his heart beating, stark made his way to the jungle, trying to escape communist territory.
James Rhodes, a pilot in the United States Marines who was stationed in South East Asia, had been shot down in the jungle nearby Communist rockets while he was on a reconnaissance mission. Rhodes managed to land safely and was attempting to get his helicopter air worthy when he encountered Iron Man. After Iron Man help Rhodes fight off an attack by communist forces, Rhodes allowed him to drain helicopters batteries to recharge his armor. The to attract to the jungle together, finally discovering a hidden Communist rocket base. Stealing an enemy helicopter, they destroyed the base and flew to the nearest American base.
Back in the United States, Stark redesigned his chest plate, which contained a pacemaker like device, reducing the chest plates size and wait so he could wear it under his normal clothing. Required to wear the armor is just played at all times to keep his heart beating, Stark decided to put to rest of the armor to regular use as well. After redesigning the entire armored suit to match the letter chest plate, Starks made the existence of the suit public. He concealed the suits true origin, as well as the fact that he himself had to wear the chest plate to live. Stark made it known that he would soon manufacture the arts suit, which he called "the human machine," for sale for the public.
Soon afterward, Stark donned one of his battle suits in order to prevent thieves from stealing parts of the other copies of it. This experience made him realize that the suit was too dangerous to me made available to the public. The next day Stark revealed what had happened to him in Southeast Asia to Joanna Nivena, who was then his fiancée. Together they attended a tennis match in Forest Hills, N.Y. that afternoon. Stark brought along his armor, which he was taken to nearby laboratory for tests. The match was invaded by terrorists who threaten to kill everyone present with a bomb. Joanna urge Stark to don the armor to stop terrorist. Stark did sell, captured the terrorist, and save the spectators when the bomb went off by throwing himself atop the bomb. Iron Man thus publicly became a hero, and Stark had a new sense of purpose, having decided to combat evildoers as Iron Man.
Wishing to retain some degree of anonymity, Stark established the fiction that Iron Man was is paid bodyguard wearing a suit of armor that he had invented. Only his most trusted aides learned Stark and Iron Man were one and the same.
At first Stark used his Iron Man identity only to combat spies and criminals who threaten Stark industries. Later, he expanded the scope of his alter egos activities to battle any force or person who friend the security of America or the world. Stark was instrumental in the organization and are meant of the original World intelligence and law-enforcement agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., and as Iron Man he became a founding member of the team of super human champions known as the avengers. Stark donated his Manhattan mansion to the avengers for their exclusive use.
Over the years Stark constantly refined and modified the design of his armor. From all balky, transistorized Iron suit, Iron man eventually bald are relatively lightweight, integrated circuit, magnetically polarized suit with more human looking articulated musculature. Stark's natural genius at theoretical mechanics has enabled him keep his suit of armor at the state of the art. Stark eventually underwent heart transplant so that he was no longer obligated to wear his metallic chest plate.
Stark eventually decided for moral reasons no longer to manufacture are meant and devote his company to other areas of technology.
In recent years Tony Stark's greatest nemesis has been alcoholism. As a wealthy socialite, alcohol had been a constant part of his life. When his company, which had changed its name from Stark Industries to Stark international, was threatened with the takeover at the same time he was experiencing oppressive personal problems, Stark began to abuse out all. Although he managed to recover quickly from his first serious bout, the compulsion to drink remained a constant temptation. The second time he succumbed to alcoholism, the to even more devastating personal problems than the first time, Tony Stark went out on a several month binge during which he was cheated out of Stark international, he lost all the armor except one suit (the rest for destroyed), lost the leases on his various departments, and had his personal assets frozen so that he could not touch his fortune. All these results of the machinations of the mysterious European entrepreneur Obadisiah Stane, who took over Stark's company, renaming it stained international.
During this time Starks friends, James Rhodes, who had gone to work for Stark after leaving the military, assumed custody of the Iron Man are and operated as Iron Man in his stead.
When Stark finally regained his sobriety, he joined with Rhodes and two of his friends, Worley Irwin (late of Stark international) and his sister Clytemnestra Erwin of Richmond enterprises to set up a new electronics firm in Californian named Circuits Maximus in its brief existence Circuits Maximus became a prestigious and successful firm.
While the armor was in his custody, James Rhodes became increasingly enamored of being Iron Man, and, upon Stark return to sobriety, fear that stark would ask for it back. However, the severe headaches caused by the fact that the cybernetic helmet had never been properly adjusted to roads brain patterns, began to store roads thinking. As result roads began to manifest hostility toward Stark. As work therapy Stark constructed a simple suit of armor based on his original design with no intention of donning it until he felt in control of his alcoholism when roads began acting rationally, however, Stark felt obligated to put on this crude suit of armor to prevent roads from doing harm. Stark managed to subdue roads and made unnecessary recalibrate shins on the cybernetics. For a brief time Stark inroads use their respective suits of armor as Iron Men, although Stark did so reluctantly. At the suggestion of the West Coast avengers chairman Hawkeye, Stark designed and built his most sophisticated armor to date, presumably so that the avengers could find someone to where and bolster the team's strength.
However, soon after completion, Obadiah Stane, alarmed at Starks steps toward recovery, bombed Circuits Maxus injuring roads and killing Morley Erwin. Design vengeance, Stark dawned the untested new armor and sought out Stane. Stane himself put on a suitor farmer his engineers had built using Starks plans, and met Iron Man in battle as the Iron Monger. Losing the battle against Stark, Stane committed suicide.
Stark decided that although one is never truly cured of alcoholism, he could also not the nine response abilities of being Iron Man. He resumed his career as Iron Man and joined the New West Coast division of the avengers.
Stark also managed to reclaim control of his fortune, although he decided not to claim ownership of the company formally known as Stark international. Rather, he founded a new technological design and manufacturing company, Stark enterprises, based in Silicon Valley in Southern California. Stark enterprises quickly became a highly successful and innovative company.
Stark learned that before his death the industrials by calling self Spymaster had stolen the plans for the many secret technological innovations Stark to devise annualized in his Iron Man are. Spymaster's had then turn these plants over to Stark most powerful and antagonistic business rival, Justin Hammer, in turn, had made available to many criminals. These criminals had then incorporated the stolen technological innovations into their own armored battle suits. Oh raged that his inventions were being used for criminal activity, and even for killing, Stark determined to deprive these criminals of his secrets. He planted a computer virus in Hammer's computer system that would wipe out all traces of the plans for Starks Iron Man technology. As Iron Man Stark sought out and caught many criminals and others (such as the United States government's Guardsmen) who wore battle suits utilizing his technology, implanted devices on their armor that to use the circuits, rendering the suit useless. With the computer records of the plans for his technology gone, presumably it could not be used in reconstructing the suits. Iron Man accidentally killed the second titanium man (also known as the gremlin) in the course of these "Armor Wars." United States government branded Iron Man as an outlaw as a result of these and vigilante actions, and Stark publicly claimed that he had fired Iron Man in displeasure over his illegal activity. Shortly afterward, Iron Man was apparently destroyed in combat with government forces.
In fact, however, Stark had survived. He created an even more sophisticated armored battle suit to wear as Iron Man, using technology far in advance over that which spymaster had stolen from him. Star continued to go into action as Iron Man, but he publicly claimed that the previous Iron Man was dead and that another employee of his whose identity is being kept secret was now wearing the armored suit.
Later, Stark was shot by Kathleen Dare, a former lover of his with an unstable mind. The gunfire severely injured Starks spying, and it appeared here be crippled the rest of his life, and able to walk. He could, however, still function normally within his Iron Man armor. The microchip device was later implanted in Stark spine that enables him to walk a move normally once again.
Height: 6 ft. 1 in.
Weight: 185 lbs.
Strength level: Without his armor Tony Stark possesses the normal strength of a normal human man his age, height, and build who engages in moderate regular exercise. His armor magnifies Stark strength to superhuman levels, enabling him to lift (press) roughly 85 times.
Known superhuman powers: none
Other abilities: Tony Stark is a genius who is a responsible for numerous major discoveries, inventions, and other achievements in various areas of technology.
Weapons and paraphernalia: Iron Man wears a sophisticated suit a body armor containing various offensive weaponry. The precise specifications of which are located within the site.