Robert Doney Jr. IS Iron Man
Director Jon Favreau will start shooting the big-screen adaptation of the classic comic book, Iron Man, this February in Los Angeles. He has cast Robert Downey Jr. to star as the title character.
Downey will portray Tony Stark, a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Using his intelligence and ingenuity, Stark instead builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity. Upon his return to the U.S., he uncovers a plot with global implications and must don his armor and protect the world.
The comic debuted in the 1960s, and Iron Man's origin involved Stark being a prisoner of the Viet Cong. The movie version will be set in today's geopolitical climate.Budgeted at more than $100 million, it marks the first feature film to be produced independently by Marvel Entertainment
Terrence Howard is also in talks for a role. No matter how hard they try, this shit is gonna suck. When are they going to do Jem! already?! I've been waiting patiently.