In this film, the character's origin was changed to Afghanistan, as director Jon Favreau did not wish to make the film a period piece, but instead give it a realistic contemporary look. It took approximately seventeen years to get the film into development. Originally, Universal Pictures was to produce the film in April They later sold the rights to Twentieth Century Fox.
Later, Fox sold the rights to New Line Cinema. Finally, Marvel Studios decided to handle their own creation. Gwyneth Paltrow based her performance on s heroines who she claimed were sexy, witty, and innocent all at once.
It stood ten feet tall, and weighed eight hundred pounds, and was built on a set of gimbals, to simulate walking. It required five operators to run it. Jackson , all carried out with Jackson's explicit permission. During one of the Ultimate Avengers issues, while discussing the possibility of a movie being made about them, and which actors would play which heroes, Nick Fury comments that nobody else but Samuel L.
Jackson could play him. Jackson, himself a comic book fan, played Fury in this movie. Later on, the popularity of this character led Marvel to introduce this character into the mainstream comics as "Nick Fury, Jr.
There are about five sets of armor in the film, all inspired from the "Iron Man" comics: Mark I armor, Stark's first suit, is a simple suit constructed of iron.
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. Mark III armor is the final red and gold armor. In the Marvel Universe, Roxxon is a notorious conglomerate known for illegal activities, agents of which were responsible for the deaths of Stark's parents.
She later played a role in Doctor Strange The Iron Man Mark I armor weighed ninety pounds. Jeff Bridges , hearing that Obadiah was a Biblical name, researched the Book of Obadiah in the Bible, and was surprised to learn that a major theme in that particular book is retribution, which Obadiah Stane represents. However, the name "Obadiah" means "servant and worshiper of the Lord", which Stane obviously isn't.
This was the first in a planned six-picture deal between Marvel and Paramount, before the acquisition of Marvel by Disney, which transferred the distribution rights of The Avengers and Iron Man 3 to Disney, while Paramount kept the rights to Iron Man 2 , Thor , and Captain America: The First Avenger until Disney acquired them.
The cave that imprisons Tony Stark was a one hundred fifty to two hundred yard-long set, which had built-in movable forks, to allow greater freedom for the film's crew. It also had an air conditioning system installed, as production designer J.
Michael Riva had learned that remote caves are actually very cold. When Pepper Potts is downloading a set of secret files, the authorization on one document is listed as "Lebowski".
Yinsen Shaun Toub mentions a meeting between himself and Tony Stark at a tech conference which Tony can't remember because he was too drunk. This would later become the opening scene of Iron Man 3 An early draft of the script had the Mandarin appear in the film, re-imagined as an Indonesian terrorist. Robert wanted to go about two hundred thirty-five, and he did it, so I pushed it up to about two hundred forty-five.
Robert and his competitive ass almost tore my shoulder trying to keep up with him! Hugh Jackman was offered the role of Tony Stark. For some of the shots of the first incarnation of the Iron Man suit, director Jon Favreau performed the motion capture. In October , 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 In December , Nick Cassavetes was hired as a director, with the film to release in , but everything fell through. Finally, Jon Favreau was hired as director in April To prepare for her role as Pepper Potts, Gwyneth Paltrow asked Marvel to send her any comics to aid her understanding of the character. Originally, Iron Man's archnemesis, the Mandarin, was going to be the film's villain, but Jon Favreau felt him to be too fantastic and dated, so he was re-written into a "working-behind-the-scenes" presence.
Then you work your way to the time when lightning bolts are shooting out of the fingers, and all that stuff could happen. An animation of a War Machine suit, with a Gatling gun attached to a shoulder, can be seen in the closing credits. However, in those films the role of James Rhodes was played by Don Cheadle.
Rock guitarist Tom Morello assisted Ramin Djawadi in composing the film's soundtrack. Morello had a cameo in the film as a security guard who gets killed by the Iron Monger perhaps fittingly, since Morello is a member of the band Rage Against the Machine. One of the cars in Tony Stark's garage, is a Tesla Roadster, which had not yet been released during the film's production. Jon Favreau was inspired to cast Robert Downey Jr. In the comics, the chauffeur, Harold "Happy" Hogan, is a confidante of Tony Stark, who later marries Virginia "Pepper" Potts, after a tragedy draws them closer, though they later divorce.
Additionally, the origin of Happy's nickname in the comics, is that he was a former professional boxer who earned that nickname, due to his reputation of never fighting back. Ray's is a famous chain of pizza places in New York City. It also marks the second Favreau-directed film to refer to Ray's Pizza. According to Jon Favreau , it was difficult to find a proper opponent for Iron Man to face, since he wanted the film to remain grounded in reality as much as possible.
It was decided to have a foe in the film who would serve as a parallel of Stark for example, an armored 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 armor, is also a business contemporary of Stark. When Robert Downey Jr.
There are various references in the film to the Mandarin, Iron Man's archnemesis: -The organization that kidnaps Stark is called "the Ten Rings", after the ten rings that comprise the Mandarin's arsenal Jon Favreau has stated that The Ten Rings, in fact, works for The Mandarin.
It may suggest that Tony Stark used this program to download firmware into his robotic suit. Don Cheadle was brought in to assume the role commencing with Iron Man 2 Howard was reportedly the first actor cast for Iron Man, as well as the best paid actor on set given that Robert Downey Jr. He was promised a three-picture deal, but claimed that he was shut out of the sequel when the studio didn't honor his contract.
Although Marvel has never formally commented on the issue, according to insiders, the role was recast because director Jon Favreau was reportedly unhappy with Howard's performance, which often necessitated re-shoots. Howard himself later admitted that he declined because he was offered a much lower salary, to accommodate Robert Downey Jr's increased paycheck. Jon Favreau advised composer Ramin Djawadi to keep the core of the music on heavy guitar, which he felt suited Iron Man best.
Djiwadi composed the music on a heavy guitar before arranging it for the orchestra to perform. In the mini-series part 1 , which was written by Brian Michael Bendis , Stark, under the influence of Scarlet Witch, revealed himself to be the Secretary of Defense to the entire delegates of the U.
When designing Tony Stark's house, the guideline the designers were given was to make it more "grease monkey" inventor and mechanic than futuristic, in order to keep the film realistic. Production designer J.
Michael Riva took inspiration from the photographs of Julius Schulman, who was noted for photographs of s and s Los Angeles houses. Iron Man was also animated to take off slowly and land quickly, to make those movements more realistic.
Cruise, in particular was going to act in, and produce the film. Cage played another Marvel superhero in Ghost Rider Jon Favreau was originally going to direct Captain America: The First Avenger 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 This is the first film set in, and the beginning of, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, although some of the later movies Captain America: The First Avenger , Captain Marvel would take place earlier in the chronology. However, the comic version of Raza is not an enemy of Iron Man, but an alien cyborg, who is a member of the space pirate gang known as the Starjammers.
The only similarity they share, is their facial disfigurement. In the comics, Raza has implants on the left side of his face, while in the film, Raza is scarred on the right side of his face.
However, his scene was cut from the final film. Jon Favreau apologized to Ghostface and used his "We Celebrate" video in the film.
The climactic showdown in the film, with Tony Stark, a. Iron Man, facing Obadiah Stane, a. Iron Monger, is based on Iron Man November A face-off occurs between Stane's larger, more powerful Iron Monger and Stark's greater experience, and an exploding reactor appears.
However, the comic concludes with Stane committing suicide with a repulsor ray blast to the head. Most of the exterior scenes set in Afghanistan were filmed at Olancha Sand Dunes.
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Thor: The Dark World Doctor Strange Guardians of the Galaxy Edit Storyline Tony Stark. Taglines: Heroes aren't born. They're built. Edit Did You Know? Trivia According to Merritt, the Mark I was one of the most complicated maquettes he's ever worked on, "It was really like building three maquettes in one because you had a body substructure underneath and then you had all these armor shells that hang onto a frame.
The digital team modeled the shells first and I said, 'Well you've gotta attach these shells to something if we're going to grow them. You start with a shiny black surface and then you mist on the chrome paint.
And it was kind of a test run, we weren't really sure how to use that stuff. Before that we'd been chrome plating and using other automotive finishes but they never had that incredible reflective quality. We used the same paint technique on the full-size suit because Jon Favreau loved it. We just felt that the type of detail that was on them didn't warrant the expense of going through the growing process.
So they were all milled out of foam," said Merritt. Then we could go in and add bullet holes or damaged, dented marks into the surfaces. We just kinda fashioned it like it was hammered out in a cave. We added some flexible urethane areas for comfort.
And then all those parts were hung onto the frame. We had to go through several fittings to make sure that suit performer Mike Justice would be able to fit it in and move in it because it's a very clunky suit.
But the clunkiness is sort of what made the Mark I what it was, you know? You kinda didn't want him to move well in it because then it wouldn't have made as much sense.
It was supposed to be primitive. Goofs at around 1h 11 mins At the benefit party, when Tony Stark gets the two Martinis at the bar, the girl to his right looks into the camera for an instant. Quotes [ first lines ] Tony Stark : I feel like you're driving me to court martial.
This is crazy. What did I do? To his horror, Ho Yinsen realized that they now did not have enough time to power the suit before the Ten Rings arrived and killed them. With no other choice, Yinsen took a gun and held back the terrorists, while Stark's suit still continued to power up.
Once the suit had power, Iron Man waited in the shadows as the Ten Rings soldiers arrived in the room and searched for them, at which point he revealed himself and used all of his new incredible strength to punch them across the room, with the armor being unaffected by their bullets. Iron Man began making his way through the cave, killing any Ten Rings terrorist he came across by striking him with his armor. When Iron Man accidentally trapped his arm in a wall, a terrorist attempted to kill him by shooting him point-blank in the head, only for the bullet to bounce off and kill the terrorist instead, with Iron Man freeing himself and continuing forward on his escape mission.
Coming around a corner near the exit, Iron Man was mortified to find Yinsen lying mortally wounded having been shot multiple times during the escape attempt. However, Yinsen was just able to warn Iron Man before Raza fired a rocket launcher at his former hostage. Iron Man managed to dodge the shot and returned fire, shooting a missile at the Ten Rings leader which caused him to be badly burnt and trapped underneath the heavy falling rubble.
Stark says his last goodbye to Ho Yinsen. Iron Man rushed to Yinsen's side and urged him to get back onto his feet so he could go to Gulmira be reunited with his family. However, Yinsen revealed that his family was already dead and he would see them at last in the afterlife. Forced to accept the inevitable, Stark thanked Yinsen for everything he had done for him in saving his life, both physically and morally. With his last words, Yinsen reassured Stark that it would be alright to leave him behind and urged him not to waste his life.
Iron Man burns down the Ten Rings ' base. Angered by Yinsen's death, Stark stepped outside to confront the rest of the terrorists who were waiting for him; the suit protected him from the onslaught of bullets, and he used the suit's flame-throwers to kill several terrorists, destroy their stockpile of Stark Industries produced weapons that had been stolen from him and used against the United States Armed Forces which he despised, causing several massive fireball explosions to erupt all around him.
Due to the massive amount of bullets being fired at him, the Iron Man suit was eventually badly damaged by the gunfire, forcing Stark to escape using the jetpacks while the entire Ten Rings Base erupted in a massive fireball. Iron Man soured above the blast, though his suit began to fall apart and was finally destroyed as he crashed in the desert, although it still saved Stark from the impact.
With no other need for it, Stark left the original armor in the desert. Stark is found and saved by James Rhodes. Stark began making his way through the desert, using his jacket to protect himself from the intense heat until finally, a helicopter flew overhead. Stark yelled out for help and collapsed to his knees, wearily making a peace symbol in the air.
James Rhodes then rushed out of the helicopter with the military and the two friends embraced each other. Rhodes urged Stark to ride with him next time before taking him to safety.
Having been rescued, Stark was brought back to the United States of America by the army where he was walked onto a military airport by James Rhodes. To Stark's disgust, there was a stretcher waiting to take him to the hospital, which he rejected.
Stark then met with Pepper Potts , who he noted had been crying, teasing her as he claimed she was crying for her long lost boss, while she claimed it was simply because she was glad not to have to find a new job. Stark then sat in Happy Hogan 's car with Potts; who insisted that he go straight to the hospital to check himself over in the wake of his kidnapping. However, Stark once again refused to get any medical treatment and instead asked to first be given a burger, then called a press meeting for Stark Industries.
Potts argued that this was a very bad idea in the wake of his traumatic ordeal, but Stark still remained insistent, noting that he must get his cheeseburger first.
Stark stops all Stark Industries weapons. Upon arriving at Stark Industries Headquarters , Stark was then enthusiastically greeted by Obadiah Stane before making his way inside. During the press meeting, Stark finished his burger and compared his experiences to how he never said goodbye to his father. Stark finally declared that his company would now, for the foreseeable future, no longer manufacture military weapons, which Stane tried to slow down to the best of his own abilities.
Stark has a meeting with Obadiah Stane. As their companies' stock market began to plummet, Stark had a meeting with Stane beside the giant Arc Reactor. Stane advised him to reconsider the decision as he feared it would ruin the company. Stark insisted that they should take another look at the Arc Reactor technology based on his work with Ho Yinsen , proving this theory by showing Stane the Arc Reactor on his chest that was now keeping him alive.
Although Stane insisted that the Arc Reactor was designed by Howard Stark and Anton Vanko as a publicity stunt, he eventually agreed to help Stark provided Stark inform him of his next intentions before calling for sudden, unexpected press conferences.
Stark requests Pepper Potts ' assistance. While back inside his Malibu Mansion , Stark called upon the help of Potts to get rid of the expired Arc Reactor in his chest, as Dum-E and U were unable to assist him.
Although Potts was initially skeptical about the idea, she helped him at removing the Arc Reactor, although she accidentally put him through cardiac arrest briefly. Once they were finished, Stark told Potts he only had her to help and told her to bin the Reactor as he no longer had any more use for it. Stark meets with Colonel James Rhodes. Stark interrupted the talk and teased his friend who then ordered the men to leave them in peace.
When Rhodes questioned what Stark was doing there, he was told that Stark was working on a big new project, which seemed to delight him until Stark revealed it was not military. Rhodes then recommended that Stark get his mind straight instead.
In the months that followed, Stark retreated from public view and spent much of his time in the Mansion , focusing on improving the design of his new armored suit , refining its size, movement, and flight capability far beyond the original design. Stark was aiding in building the new suit by Dum-E and U who he had constantly mocked and insulted. Recalling how the Mark I armor had almost no flight control and had crashed upon escaping the Ten Rings Base , Stark decided to create a more controlled flight capability for his suit.
He arranged a test with U filming and Dum-E ready with the fire extinguisher in case anything went wrong. Stark proceeded with the test, but quickly discovered it was vastly more powerful than he expected and he was launched straight up and painfully crashed into the ceiling. Making some redesigns to the new armor, Stark developed new stabilizers that would attach to his hands and give him a new level of control while in the air.
While testing out the new designs, Stark was joined by Pepper Potts who mistakenly believed that Stark was designing new weapons for Stark Industries which he then denied, claiming that this design was not a weapon but it was completely harmless. However, Stark had once again underestimated the power of the design and a single blast from the stabilizer sent him flying backward, much to Potts' horror. Shocked by this, Stark noted that he was not expecting that and began making adjustments.
Stepping upstairs, Stark found Obadiah Stane had joined Potts for pizza having returned from a meeting with Stark Industries' board of directors. Stane informed Stark that the board had decided to block Stark out of the company in the wake of his kidnapping , believing he was now suffering from PTSD.
Stark argued the decision but was told it was final, with Stane then requesting to take a look at the Arc Reactor technology, which Stark refused to do. Using a lot less power than his first test, Stark hovered around his basement, struggling to maintain any control and almost damaging some of his most expensive cars.
Eventually, Stark ended the test and landed, ordering Dum-E not to use the fire extinguisher on him before proudly declaring that he could now fly. Stark eventually perfected the flight power after much trial and error, taking the silver Mark II suit for its first test flight as Stark put on the armor for the first time with great pride and excitement.
Despite J. Iron Man cheered in utter delight as he soared high across the sky over California and shouted out in delight at his success, using the mask's system to zoom into the city where a young boy looked on in amazement upon seeing Iron Man.
However, when he pushed the suit to see how high he could fly in an attempt to beat the Lockheed SR Blackbird 's record, he learned the suit would freeze at such a high altitude, which disabled its power.
Stark fell from the sky and was just able to restart the suit moments before he would have hit the ground, with Stark delighting at avoiding such a near miss. Having gained all the information about the suit's capabilities that he needed, Iron Man flew back to Tony Stark's Mansion , where he then prepared to analyze the data to use in the next design. Stark hovered over the entrance of the mansion and prepared to land softly on the ground; however, he did not account for the suit's extra weight and promptly fell through the ceiling, destroying his piano and sports car.
Upon crash landing, Dum-E once again sprayed Stark with the fire extinguisher, believing him to have caught fire upon the impact while Stark leaned his head back in both pain and frustration. Stark finds Pepper Potts ' present for him. Exploring his lap, Stark soon found that Pepper Potts had left a gift for him on his desk.
Opening the box, Stark found his original Arc Reactor had been framed with a message saying it proved he had a heart.
Believing it to be business espionage, Stark then took the skies to successfully destroy the satellite. While giving J. Stark questioned J. Stark greets Obadiah Stane at his own party. During his first public appearance since his return back to the United States of America , Stark arrived at his own party to be greeted by the press, having an attractive woman trying to speak to him who Stark quickly dismissed as he did not remember her before complimenting another man who he had mistaken for Hugh Hefner.
Stark had soon found Obadiah Stane talking to the press as Stane expressed his surprise to see that Stark had arrived, advising him not to draw too much unwanted attention to himself as Stane was still trying to get the board of directors on their side. Stark promised to do so as he stepped inside the building, but Stane was unconvinced. Stark is introduced to agent Phil Coulson. Once inside, Stark met Phil Coulson , who introduced himself as an agent of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division ; with Stark noting that the name of the organization was far too long while Coulson noted that they were now planning on shortening it.
The pair soon arranged to have a meeting to discuss all the events of his kidnapping , but Stark was still not paying very much attention to him and told him to arrange it through his own team. Stark shares a dance with Pepper Potts. Stark, however, was too distracted by seeing Pepper Potts , who he saw in the center of the room wearing a blue dress.
Having said goodbye to Coulson, Stark went up to Potts and complimented her on her dress, which she noted she had bought as a present from Stark using his money. Despite Potts' protests, Stark took her onto the dance floor and danced with her, as Potts worried about being seen dancing with her boss. They joked about Stark firing her to make it less uncomfortable, but Potts noted that Stark wouldn't be able to survive without her assistance, questioning if he knew his own social security number which admitted he did not.
Stark shares a moment with Pepper Potts. Stepping outside, Potts confronted Stark about pushing her to dance with her while in front of all her coworkers due to Stark's reputation with women and fearing that her intentions with the dance would be misinterpreted by any who had watched them while Stark continued to argue that it was not really a big deal. As they spoke, the pair then almost kissed one another before Stark decided to go and get them both a drink, with Potts requesting a heavy drink.
Stark learns his company still sells weapons. While ordering all the drinks for himself and Potts, Stark was then accosted by Christine Everhart , whose name he briefly forgot despite them having slept together.
Everhart expressed her disgust at Stark for claiming to halt the weapons development only to sell weapons to the Ten Rings. When Stark revealed he did not approve any shipments, Everhart informed him that his company did. Stark learns about Obadiah Stane 's betrayal. Stane refused to answer the question; however, he called Stark naive for not considering that this sort of thing could possibly be happening. Stane also revealed that he was the one to shut Stark out of the board while he recovered.
Stane then left the party, leaving Stark in a state of utter shock and horror. Stark decides to fight the Ten Rings himself. Faced with the realization of what his company had done behind his back and Obadiah Stane 's part in the deception, Stark went back into his workshop and continued building his Iron Man armors, while watching a FBX news report on how Raza and his Ten Rings soldiers were using Stark's own weapons to attack innocent people. Angered by what he was seeing, Stark rose from his seat and used his flight stabilizers to smash the glass doors, realizing they could be used as weapons.
Seeking to do something good with the technology he had created, Stark weaponized his new suit and flew to Afghanistan. Upon arriving, Iron Man discovered innocent women and children were being dragged out of their own homes to become slaves for the Ten Rings while the men were being lined up to be executed right in front of their own horrified children.
Iron Man battles against the Ten Rings. Iron Man attacked and easily subdued all of the soldiers, using his advanced weapons systems to kill multiple terrorists with single strikes and saving the lives of innocent people. Having found his former captor, Abu Bakaar , Iron Man ripped him through a wall and left him for the villagers to gain their own revenge.
While Bakaar was being killed, Iron Man focused his efforts on destroying the Ten Rings entire stockpiles of the Stark Industries weapons. During the battle, Iron Man was shot out of the sky by one of the Ten Rings' tanks, so Iron Man responded by shooting his own missile and destroying the tank with ease before he then targeted and destroyed all the Jericho missiles the Ten Rings had.
The prolonged battle and massive explosions quickly drew the attention of the United States Air Force and his own friend and company military liaison, Lieutenant Colonel James Rhodes who investigated the true cause. Two F Raptors were ordered by Rhodes to take out the unknown target, with Iron Man soon finding them directly behind him and attempting to lock on with their weapons, forcing Iron Man to use his new armor's upgraded flight systems to evade the attacks.
As the jets continued targeting him, Iron Man found they had locked on with a missile so used flairs to destroy the missile before it could hit him, being blown forward by the force of the explosion. Having managed to use his superior maneuvering systems to hide underneath of the jets itself without being seen, Stark called Rhodes and revealed his true identity to him in an attempt to have the attack called off, with Rhodes being horrified that he had sent some of his own equipment into an active war zone without informing him.
While Rhodes tried to stop the attack, Major Allen , however, order the pilots to take the shot when they could get clear view of him. However, while trying to evade the attack, one of the Raptors lost its left wing when it accidentally collided with Iron Man during the chaos of the battle. The pilot ejected shortly afterwards, but his parachute jammed.
Without hesitation, Iron Man dived down to help the pilot release his parachute before escaping. While heading back towards the United States of America , Stark spoke with Rhodes about what excuse he could then use to explain what had happened. Stark's secret is discovered by Pepper Potts. Once back at Tony Stark's Mansion , Iron Man was then helped out of his armor by both Dum-E and U , finding the experience fairly painful as they struggled to find a way to get him back out.
During this, Stark was soon discovered by Pepper Potts who had just walked into his workshop to find him still half in his armor. Stark joked that it was still not actually the worst thing that she had ever caught him doing while Potts was horrified to see bullet holes in the armor.
With the mission to defeat the Ten Rings a success, Stark went back to work in tweaking the Mark III armor in improving its performance. He was soon joined by Pepper Potts whom he requested go into his office in Stark Industries Headquarters to hack into the database in order to find out where his weapons were being sold to the Ten Rings so he could go in as Iron Man and destroy them.
Potts, however, refused to help him on his mission as she feared that going into these active war-zones as Iron Man would result in him being killed, but Stark refused to listen. Stark noted that for years Potts had stood by his side when he and Stark Industries had been creating the weapons and now, she was planning on leaving once he finally began doing the right thing and protecting the people he had endangered like Ho Yinsen.
Stark noted that since his kidnapping he had finally learned what he was meant to do with his life. Hearing how sincere Stark was about this mission, Potts took the hard-drive and agreed to help him. Stark is left to die by Obadiah Stane. While inside Tony Stark's Mansion , Stark attempted to answer a call from Potts when he found himself unable to move.
To his horror, he found Obadiah Stane looking down on him while using a Sonic Taser. Stane confessed that he had arranged Stark's kidnapping while he ripped out the Arc Reactor from Stark's chest, causing him to go into cardiac arrest. Stane mocked Stark but comparing him to his father while promising to kill Potts before walking away. Stark is given back his original Arc Reactor. Having regained some control of his body, Stark desperately tried to make it to his workshop to regain his original Mark I Arc Reactor to save his life.
However Stark collapsed inches away from it and was unable to move and minutes from death. Stark was then found by James Rhodes who he explained the situation to while being helped back up. Iron Man prepares to confront Obadiah Stane. Having been told Potts had recruited Phil Coulson and an entire team of S.
To combat this, Stark put his Iron Man suit on and prepared to battle Stane. While Rhodes admired the suit which he called the coolest thing he had ever seen, Iron Man told him to keep the skies clear from the United States Armed Forces while he then flew out of his mansion.
Iron Man fights against Obadiah Stane. Iron Man flew straight to the Stark Industries Headquarters where he discovered Obadiah Stane was attempting to execute Pepper Potts , so he charged down and knocked Stane aside, crashing into the motorway and then through a Roxxon Corporation lorry.
Stane responded by picking up a minivan holding a family and attempting to throw it at Iron Man, who put all his suit's power into the Arc Reactor to knock Stane back. Having just caught the minivan and put it down, Iron Man was briefly run over by the family who were terrified by the experience.
Iron Man hovers just above Obadiah Stane. As Iron Man recovered, Iron Monger struck again, hitting him with a passing motorcycle and smashing him into a nearby bus. While he was striking him, Obadiah Stane still continued to mock Iron Man by claiming that he had built Stark Industries up from nothing back when Howard Stark had been killed. Iron Monger then fired a missile at the bus, as Iron Man was consumed inside the fireball but was still protected by his suit, despite being launched high into the air.
Iron Man is chased down by Obadiah Stane. While Iron Man hovered in the air, Iron Monger complimented him on his upgrades before noting that the Iron Monger Armor had upgrades of it's own before flying into the air to then chase him down.
As they considered what to do J. Iron Man knocks Obadiah Stane out of the sky. As they soared higher and higher above Los Angeles , Iron Man soon found that the Iron Monger's superior power allowed him to quickly catch up with him. However, once Iron Monger had managed to grab hold of Iron Man, claiming that his own armor was more advanced in every way, Iron Man revealed to him that he had not solved the icing issue the Mark II armor had encountered, causing Iron Monger to lose power and then proceeded to fall out of the sky.
Iron Man is attacked by Obadiah Stane again. Losing his own power in the suit, Iron Man quickly returned to Stark Industries Headquarters where he attempted to get out of the suit, only to be immediately confronted by Stane yet again. Without one of the gauntlets, Iron Man found himself at a disadvantage as Iron Monger got him in a bear hug and attempted to crush the suit with Stark still inside, until Iron Man managed to deploy his flares to briefly blind Stane, allowing him to get away for a moment.
Iron Man considers how to defeat Obadiah Stane. While hiding from Stane, Stark told Pepper Potts that all his current attempts to defeat the Iron Monger were not working so he decided to make a new plan. Stark ordered Potts to overload the main Arc Reactor inside the building and blast the roof with energy in an attempt to defeat Stane.
While Potts made her way back into the building, Stark also told her to wait until he had gotten himself clear, promising to buy her some time by fighting Iron Monger. Iron Man damages Obadiah Stane. Iron Man proceeded to jump onto Iron Monger's back and ripped out important pieces of the Iron Monger Armor , taking out his targeting system and effectively blinding Stane.
However, Iron Monger soon managed to rip Iron Man off his back and then threw him across the rooftop, taking off his own helmet as a result. Iron Man was then left almost defenseless with barely any power left in his suit to fight back against Stane, who opened up armor and revealed himself. Iron Man blocks Obadiah Stane 's gunshots. While he crushed Iron Man's helmet, Stane began mocking Stark by claiming that he had finally made his father proud before shooting at him, with Stark managed to block with his gauntlet despite the glass floor underneath him before destroyed.
While Stark held on, Potts told him to get off the roof. Stane noted that by trying to rid Stark Industries of weapons, Stark had inadvertently created the greatest one ever while Stane would then use to finally kill him. Stark nearly dies upon defeating Obadiah Stane. While Stane struggled to aim his missiles at him, Stark ordered Potts to overload the Arc Reactor, which caused a burst of electricity which blasted Stark out of the way while frying the armor , also killing Stane inside.
Stane then fell inside the Arc Reactor causing a massive explosion while Stark fell unconscious from the ordeal. Stark almost died from the lack of power to his Arc Reactor, but J.
In the wake of the Duel of Los Angeles as well as his own near-death experience, Stark was aided by James Rhodes who tried to get Stark into an ambulance to see if he had any internal injuries. However, the ambulance was a fake one sent by S. Now that they could finally get to talk to Stark, Phil Coulson talked to him after they had dropped him off at a small theater.
Coulson viewed Stark's fighting strategy from his fight with Iron Monger on a projector screen. He told him he needed to become a real fighter and that he would be trained by skilled S. The next morning, news had spread of Stark's new alter ego, dubbed " Iron Man " by the press.
Stark then held a press conference where Agent Coulson gave him a detailed fabricated cover story about his and Obadiah Stane 's whereabouts and advised him to state that Iron Man was his personal bodyguard. However, during the course of the conference, in a moment of self-clarity, Stark instead announced to the public that he himself was indeed the Iron Man.
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