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Title: Iron Man, the Movie
Post by: the Dread Dormammu on August 12, 2007, 04:40:20 am
Fitrst look at the original armor:

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Title: Re: Iron Man, the Movie
Post by: the Dread Dormammu on August 12, 2007, 04:42:45 am
Robert Downey Jr. Is Iron Man
by Josh Grossberg
Fri, 29 Sep 2006 10:35:00 AM PDT


Robert Downey Jr. is ready to become one serious metalhead--the actor has signed on to play the title role in Iron Man, Paramount Pictures' feature film based on the famed Marvel superhero.

Downey will play Tony Stark, a billionaire industrialist and brilliant inventor, who, after a near-fatal accident, builds a high-tech, nearly impenetrable suit of armor that gives him superhuman strength and other powers, which he uses to fight the baddies.

Jon Favreau, a longtime comic buff (and costar of another Marvel adaption, Daredevil), will helm Iron Man. Marvel Entertainment is producing the $100 million action-adventure, the first time the company is fully financing a film based on one of its characters. Paramount will serve as distributor.

The idea for a screen version of Iron Man has been kicking around Hollywood for nearly a decade, but despite the interest of Tom Cruise and Nicolas Cage to don the armor, the project never got off the drawing board until now.

Iron Man was created by Larry Lieber, Stan Lee, Don Lee and Jack Kirby and premiered in Marvel Comics' Tales of Suspense #39 in March 1963. Stark's red-and-gold-hued metallic alter ego originally battled Communists during the early years of the Vietnam War, often appearing alongside Captain America.

But Stark evolved into a more complicated comic book figure, whose fought crime and personal demons, including alcoholism--something to which Downey can no doubt relate.

The actor's well documented battles with booze and drug addiction landed him behind bars and nearly wrecked a career that includes a Best Actor Oscar nominee for 1992's Chaplin.

Downey reportedly lobbied hard for the role, working out and growing a goatee styled like the one Stark sports in the comic book. Iron Man will mark the actor's first big-budget action flick.

"In every casting announcement we've done, people in their mind's eye have their own view of it and let us know about it. We're used to it," Kevin Feige, Marvel's president of production, told Variety. "The point is, we looked at everybody, and we found the best person for the role. It's as confident a casting move as we've ever done. The proof will be in the pudding, but he is Tony Stark."

According to trade reports, Iron Man's initial outing won't focus on Stark's drinking problem, but producers say those issues may be covered in sequels, should the franchise take off. Instead, Iron Man's plot is expected to contemporize the storyline and likely include the hero battling terrorists.

Downey most appeared in a quartet of 2005 releases: George Clooney's Oscar-nominated Good Night, and Good Luck, Shane Black's off-kilter indie thriller Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Disney's remake of The Shaggy Dog, and Richard Linklater's trippy sci-fi flick, A Scanner Darkly.

The actor's upcoming projects include the indie caper A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints; Lucky You, a drama which reunites him with Wonder Boys director Curtis Hanson; David Fincher's crime caper Zodiac, starring opposite Jake Gyllenhaal; and the Diane Arbus biopic Fur, starring Nicole Kidman and due out Nov. 10.

Downey also recently inked a deal with HarperCollins to publish a memoir.

Iron Man starts shooting in February and is scheduled to hit in theaters in May 2008.

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Title: Re: Iron Man, the Movie
Post by: the Dread Dormammu on August 12, 2007, 04:44:56 am
Iron Man Peppered with Paltrow
by Natalie Finn
Wed, 17 Jan 2007 08:02:00 PM PST

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What's a modern-day superhero movie without a little Oscar cred? 

Gwyneth Paltrow has joined the cast of Iron Man, the upcoming Jon Favreau-directed flick starring Robert Downey Jr. as the armor-clad crime-fighter. 

The Shakespeare in Love Oscar winner will play Virginia "Pepper" Potts, executive assistant to Iron Man's regular-guy alter ego, billionaire industrialist and genius inventor Tom Stark. Pepper Potts is one of the few people in Stark's fast-paced, fragmented life who can keep up with him, often serving as his moral center. And, of course, the two share a secret attraction.   

"Gwyneth is the embodiment of a leading leady," Kevin Feige, president of production for Marvel Studios, said. "She brings intelligence, poise and an incredible range of talent to this role." 

It will help if she can also scream, look distressed and provide witty comebacks on cue. All of which should be no problem for the seasoned 34-year-old, who most recently was in theaters in the big-screen adaptation of the dysfunctional bildungsroman Running with Scissors and in that other Truman Capote biopic, Infamous. 

Next up for the mother of two (she also took time out in April to have her second child with hubby Chris Martin) is the romantic comedy The Good Night, directed by her brother, Jake Paltrow. 

While adding the doe-eyed blonde to the film has some Iron Man fans up in arms ("Tony Stark is a playboy when he's not in the armor—he shouldn't even be noticing his assistant," ThePete wrote on one message board), general Paltrow fans and those who just loved her in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow think she is a fine choice to play Potts. 

"Frankly I think the gal's a doll, and I think it'll be fun to see her and Robert Downey dancing their way through a big-time superhero adventure," cinematical.com's Scott Weinberg wrote. 

The studio agrees that casting Paltrow was a slam dunk. 

"We've talked to our prototype for Pepper, and we kept mentioning 'someone like Gwyneth Paltrow,' and it was relatively recently that it came to our attention that maybe we should go to Gwyneth," Feige told the Hollywood Reporter.   

"It happens rarely in this business where you get exactly who you wanted and where it happens very quickly. We have a lot of actors and filmmakers who are very happy, myself right among them." 

Production on the big-budget action adventure, also starring Terrence Howard as Stark's best friend, Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes, is scheduled to begin in March in Los Angeles in preparation for a May 2, 2008 release. 

This will be Marvel Entertainment's first time financing an entire film based on one of its in-house characters. Paramount is on board to distribute the finished product.

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Title: Re: Iron Man, the Movie
Post by: the Dread Dormammu on August 12, 2007, 04:47:54 am
"Iron Man" Can in 2008
by Joal Ryan
Fri, 23 Jun 2006 04:45:00 PM PDT


Batman last summer. Superman this summer. Spider-Man next summer. And coming in summer 2008: A superhero in a can.

A big-screen, live-action movie about the armor-encased Marvel Comics character known as Iron Man will break into theaters on May 2, 2008, Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment announced Friday.

The moves positions Iron Man as the first popcorn picture of summer 2008, as well as the first one with a definitive release date. Other high-profile projects circling the territory include additions to the Chronicles of Narnia and Indiana Jones franchises.

As previously announced, Iron Man will be directed by Jon Favreau. The Swingers star turned Elf helmer recently told the Calgary Sun that shooting will start in January.

No cast has been announced; no Iron Man man has been confirmed. Favreau said he wants "someone with experience but a low profile."

"Stars bring too much baggage with them," Favreau said in the Calgary Sun. "I don't think Daredevil benefited by casting Ben Affleck at the height of his popularity, even if he did desperately want to play the character."

Favreau costarred with Affleck in Daredevil.

In the past, Tom Cruise and would-be Superman/incumbent Ghost Rider Nicolas Cage have been linked to Iron Man, a factoid that helps illustrate how far back Iron Man's past runs. For years, the hero toiled in development hell. His luck seemed to change in late 2004 when New Line Cinema announced Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook) would direct.

But Iron Man's close-up didn't happen. Marvel reclaimed its pile of tin last year. Around the same time, the comics giant announced plans for 10 self-financed superhero movies to be released by Paramount. Iron Man will be the first to emerge from that deal, beating the likes of Captain America and Ant-Man to the multiplex. According to Variety, Captain America will be next on the soundstage after Iron Man, the shield-baring hero's foe in Marvel Comics' much-hyped new Civil Wars series.

Captain America is being primed for a 2009 release, the trade paper said. Scripts are also in the works for Thor, Nick Fury and the aforementioned Ant-Man.

The Marvel/Paramount pact looks to safeguard against any disruptions in the superhero pipeline. Last summer, Batman Begins and Fantastic Four fed the fanboy need. This summer, X-Men: The Last Stand and Superman Returns, opening Wednesday, will do their part. Next summer, it'll be up to the likes of Spider-Man 3.

Though not an icon like Superman, Batman or Spider-Man, Iron Man is no newcomer--he made his comic-book debut in 1963.

According to his official Marvel biography, Iron Man was born Anthony Edward Stark in Long Island, New York, where presumably he led a happy life until in superhero tradition his parents were killed, and all sorts of bad/weird stuff started happening, including a bad ticker that led him to suit up in Hormel-approved duds. Known as Tony to friends, Stark heads Stark Enterprises. In his spare time, he fights evildoers with the Avengers.


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Title: Re: Iron Man, the Movie
Post by: the Dread Dormammu on August 12, 2007, 04:51:33 am
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Directed by Jon Favreau
Produced by Avi Arad
Kevin Feige
Written by Comic Book:
Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
Screenplay:
Arthur Marcum
Matthew Hollaway
Mark Fergus
Hawk Ostby
Starring Robert Downey Jr.
Terrence Howard
Gwyneth Paltrow
Jeff Bridges
Cinematography Matthew Libatique
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) May 2, 2008
Country  United States
Language English
Budget $150 million


Title: Re: Iron Man, the Movie
Post by: the Dread Dormammu on August 12, 2007, 04:55:24 am
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Tony Stark develops the three stages of the Iron Man armor, starting with "clunky, low-tech... diving bell armor" that he is forced to build in Afghanistan after being captured. Stark eventually updates the armor to a flying suit with the red and gold scheme and finally attains a "weapons platform" stage with the armor. Stark faces the Iron Monger.



Title: Re: Iron Man, the Movie
Post by: the Dread Dormammu on March 27, 2008, 09:09:18 pm
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"Iron Monger" in Paramount Pictures' Iron Man - 2008


Title: Re: Iron Man, the Movie
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Title: Re: Iron Man, the Movie
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