Iron Man Film: It is an American superhero movie that was released on May 2, 2008, in the United States. This movie is based on a Marvel Comic character of the same name.
Iron Man Film Plot
The movie revolves around a brilliant businessman/industrialist Tony Stark. In this movie, it is shown that Tony is kidnapped by an evil-minded terrorist organization but he somehow managed to from their trap.
In order to escape, Tony used an Iron suit which he himself made from the scrap metal he found around him. Tony after returning home safely, decided to use all his resources so that he can make a perfect Iron Man suit and use it to fight evil.
Iron Man Film Marketing
In July 2006 Jon Favreau and Avi Arad were seen promoting the film at San Diego Comic-Con International. At that time, the movie was not completed. At that event, the Armor design from the movie was revealed. That armor was designed by Adi Granov and also on the same event, they made clear that in this film Mandarin is the main antagonist.
Iron Man Development
Universal Studios bought the rights to the film back in the year 1990. At that time, it was decided that Stuart Gordon will direct the movie and the budget kept was low. However, in the year 1996, 20th Century Fox purchased the rights from Universal Studios.
In 1997, Nicolas said that he wanted to play the lead character in this movie, and in 1998, Tom Cruise said that he is interested in playing the character the Iron Man and also he can also think of producing the film. Apart from Iron Man, this movie also has 2 more parts Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3.
Iron Man Film Casting
Following is the list of the cast of the movie along with the name of the characters played by them respectively:
- Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man
- Terrence Howard as James “Rhodey” Rhodes
- Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane
- Shaun Toub as Ho Yinsen
- Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia “Pepper” Potts
- Faran Tahir as Raza
- Paul Bettany voices J.A.R.V.I.S.
- Leslie Bibb as Christine Everhart
- Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson
- Director Jon Favreau as Harold “Happy” Hogan
Iron Man Box Office
This movie was developed with a budget of $140 Million and it managed to earn a whopping amount of $319 million in the United States and Canada. Talking about other territories, it earned somewhere around $266.8 million.
The total worldwide gross of Iran Man was $585.8 million making it one of the biggest films ever made.
Iron Man Filming
The production of the movies was based in Playa Vista, Los Angeles in Hughes Company Soundstages. The shooting was started on March 12, 2007. Matthew Libatuque was appointed as the head of the photography team. A few scenes of the film were shot in Afghanistan.
Iron Man Film Critical Response
On IMDB, this movie has been rated 7.7 out of 10, and on Rotten Tomatoes it is rated 94%. “Powered by Robert Downey Jr.’s vibrant charm, Iron Man turbo-charges the superhero genre with a deft intelligence and infectious sense of fun”, said by the website’s critical consensus.
Roger Ebert from Chicago Sun-Times praised the movie and said, “At the end of the day it’s Robert Downey Jr. who powers the lift-off separating this from most other superhero movies”.
A. O. Scott from The New York Times said “an unusually good superhero picture. Or at least – since it certainly has its problems – a superhero movie that’s good in unusual ways.”
Iron Man Film Post Production
From the initial stage of the film, Jan Favreau was a little worried about the transition between the computer made and practical costumes would be obvious fro the audience. He wanted to be sure that the movie does not have anything that could go against it and for that, he hires Industrial Light and Magic and asked for the visual effects for the film just like the way they did for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.
Iron Man Film Music
The music of the film was composed by Ramin Djawadi. Talking about Iron Man, Ramin said that he is a big fan of Iran Man for a very long time. He always liked superheroes who do not have any superpowers. This time John Debney was not able to get to work on this movie.
The team this time wanted heavy metal music and guitars and they were quite sure about it as they know that Tony Stark looks more like a rockstar than a superhero.
Iron Man Do You Know
In the article below, we are giving you some of the hidden facts about Iron Man you have no idea of:
- The script of the movie was not ready when filming started.
- Rhodey set Midi version of the theme music of Iran Man Cartoon, especially for the calls from Tony Stark.
- It took somewhere around 450 separate pieces to make the Iron man suit.
- The montage for Tony’s life story was made by Kyle Cooper and it includes real photos from Robert Downey’s childhood.
- In the movie, Tony’s computer was named JARVIS (Just A Rather Very Intelligent System). This name was given to pay a tribute to Edwin Jarvis, Howard Stark’s butler.
- To fit in his role perfectly, Robert took martial arts classes and devoted five days a week to weight training.
- Jon Favreau decided to shoot this movie in California because according to him there are too many superhero films that were shot in New York.
Iron Man is one of the best superhero films ever made. It has everything to amaze the audience. The audience liked the idea of a superhero without any superpower. Whenever we talk about Marvel comic movies, we can never forget about Iron Man. This movie holds a very special place in our hearts.