Iron Man

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Iron Man   ( Ford Model B Roadster )  1932

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Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures.1 It is the first installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Jon Favreau, the film stars Robert Downey, Jr, Jeff Bridges, and Gwyneth Paltrow. The film sees Tony Stark, build a powered exoskeleton and becomes the technologically advanced superhero Iron Man.

Jarvis: Yes. Shall I render using proposed specifications?
Tony Stark: Thrill me.
[as Jarvis works on the render, Tony watches benefit at the Disney Concert Hall on TV]
Jarvis: The render is complete.
Tony Stark: A little ostentatious, don’t you think?
Jarvis: What was I thinking? You’re usually so discreet.
Tony Stark: [gazes at a 1930s hotrod] Tell you what. Throw a little hotrod red in there.
Jarvis: Yes, that should help you keep a low profile. The render is complete.
Tony Stark: Hey, I like it. Fabricate it. Paint it.
Jarvis: Commencing automated assembly. Estimated completion time is five hours.
Tony Stark: [looks at his watch] Don’t wait up for me, honey.

The script was not completely prepared when filming began, since the filmmakers were more focused on the story and the action, so the dialogue was mostly ad-libbed throughout filming; Jon Favreau acknowledged this made the film feel more natural. Some scenes were shot with two cameras to capture lines improvised on the spot; Robert Downey Jr. would ask for many takes of one scene since he wanted to try something new. Gwyneth Paltrow, on the other hand, had a difficult time trying to match Downey with a suitable line, as she never knew what he would say.

The most desirable 1932 Ford Model B or Model 18 is probably the roadster, but only 15,115 were built worldwide, 9268 of them with the V-8. Compared to the cabriolet, a true convertible.

In its opening weekend, Iron Man grossed $98,618,668 in 4,105 theaters in the United States and Canada, ranking No. 1 at the box office, giving it the eleventh biggest-opening weekend at the time,ninth-widest release in terms of theaters, and the third highest-grossing opening weekend of 2008 behind Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and The Dark Knight. It grossed $35.2 million on its first day, giving it the thirteenth biggest-opening day at time. Iron Man had the second-best premiere for a non-sequel, behind Spider-Man. It had the fourth biggest-opening for a superhero film. On June 18, 2008, Iron Man became that year’s first film to pass the $300 million mark for the domestic box office. As of July 2009, Iron Man has grossed $585,174,222 worldwide.

Tony Stark: [reading the newspaper] Iron Man. That’s kind of catchy. It’s got a nice ring to it. I mean it’s not technically accurate. The suit’s a gold titanium alloy, but it’s kind of provocative, the imagery anyway.

Tony Stark: I’m Tony Stark. I build neat stuff, got a great girl, occasionally save the world. So why can’t I sleep?

[after end credits]
Tony Stark: [arriving home] Evening, JARVIS!
Jarvis: [voice distorted] Welcome home, sir…
[Stark stops as he sees a figure in his living room]
Nick Fury: ‘I am Iron Man’. You think you’re the only superhero in the world? Mr. Stark, you’ve become part of a bigger universe. You just don’t know it yet.
Tony Stark: Who the hell are you?
Nick Fury: Nick Fury. Director of SHIELD.
Tony Stark: Ah.
Nick Fury: I’m here to talk to you about the Avenger Initiative.

U.S. Scientists are working on next-generation combat wear for soldiers inspired by the nano suit worn in the Iron Man films and it could be used two or three years away.

The roadster that Tony Stark was working on is actually owned by director Jon Favreau.

QUIZ

Roughly how many separate pieces make up the Iron Man suit ?

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    The Mark I armor, Stark’s first suit, is a simple suit constructed of iron.


    The Mark II armor is a silver suit, the prototype Stark develops (this can also be counted as the War Machine armor, as Rhodes looks speculatively at it).


    The Mark III armor is the final red/gold armor.

     

    JARVIS first presents the Mark III armor in full gold, the look pays tribute to the all-gold ‘Golden Avenger’ armor Iron Man wore early in his career.


    JARVIS later presents the armor in silver and red, making it look almost identical to Iron Man’s ‘Silver Centurion’ armor that he wore in the 1980s.



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