This article is about the first film. For the character, see Tony Stark.

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On-screen title card.

Iron Man is a 2008 film and the first in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase One. The film was a financial and critical success, leading to Iron Man 2 in 2010, as well as the beginning of a shared film universe, which would eventually lead to The Avengers in 2012. It was produced by Marvel Studios and Fairview Entertainment, and distributed by Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment. The film was directed by Jon Favreau from a screenplay written by Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway.

In 2009, The Walt Disney Company bought Marvel Entertainment, although this didn't affect the distribution rights of Iron Man in the home video market until July 2013.

Release dates

  • Sydney, Australia: April 14, 2008
  • United States: May 2, 2008


Weapons developer, Tony Stark, is held prisoner by terrorists in an Afghan cave to build an arc reactor. Badly wounded with a piece of shrapnel embedded in his heart, he uses the arc reactor to keep himself alive, instead, while also using it to power a metal suit, which he uses to escape. He then uses an advanced model of the suit to take revenge against the captors as Iron Man.



Performers Characters
Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark (Iron Man)
Terrence Howard Lt. Col. James Rhodes
Jeff Bridges Obadiah Stane
Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts
Paul Bettany J.A.R.V.I.S.
Jon Favreau Happy Hogan
Leslie Bibb Christine Everhart
Shaun Toub Ho Yinsen
Faran Tahir Raza
Clark Gregg Phil Coulson
Bill Smitrovich Maj. Gen. William Gabriel
Sayed Badreya Abu Bakaar
Peter Billingsley William Ginter Riva
Tim Guinee Major Allen
Will Lyman Awards ceremony narrator
Gerard Sanders Howard Stark
Tom Morello Guard
Marco Khan Guard
Daston Kalili Guard
Idd Ezra Guard
Kevin Foster Jimmy
Garrett Noel Pratt
Eileen Weisinger Ramirez
Robert Berkman Dealer at craps table
Stacy Stas Woman at craps table
Lauren Scyphers Woman at craps table
Hal Burton Caesar actor
Unknown General Sullivian
Tim Rigby Viper 1
Russell Richardson Viper 2
Nazanin Boniadi Amira Ahmed
Ahmed Ahmed Ahmed
Fahim Fazli Omar
Thomas Craig Plumer Colonel Craig
Dr. Frank Nyi Engineer
Marvin Jordan Air Force officer
Jim Cramer Himself
Unknown David Owens, CAOC analyst
Unknown Olsen, CAOC analyst
Unknown Firefighter Ramirez
Unknown Bartender 1
Unknown Bartender 2
Unknown Ronald Coultrap
Donna Evans Merlo Woman in SUV
Reid Harper Kid in SUV
Summer Kylie Remington Kid in SUV
Ava Rose Williams Kid in SUV
Vladimir Kubr Kid in SUV
Callie Marie Croughwell Kid in SUV
Javan Kahir Gulmira kid
Sahar Bibiyan Gulmira mom
Patrick O'Connell Reporter
Adam Harrington Reporter
Meera Simhan Reporter
Ben Newmark Reporter
Ricki Ndel Lander Flight attendant
Jeannine Kaspar Trixie, flight attendant
Sarah Cahill Flight attendant
Stan Lee Hugh Hefner look-a-like
Justin Rex Air Force lieutenant
Zorianna Kit Herself
Lana Kinnear Stan's girl
Nicole Lindebland Stan's girl
Masha Lund Stan's girl
Gabrielle Tuitte Stan's girl
Tim Griffin CAOC analyst
Joshua Harto CAOC analyst
Micah Hauptman Lieutenant Lacy, CAOC analyst
James Bethea Taylor, COAC analyst
Sylvette Ortiz Sergeant Llian, CAOC analyst
Samuel L. Jackson Nick Fury

Mentioned-only characters




  • This film is available on DVD and Blu-ray.
  • Rhodes is credited as Rhodey.
  • Lieutenant Lacy is simply credited as "CAOC analyst."
  • The movie is parodied in the Robot Chicken episodes "I'm Trapped" and "Tell My Mom." In the first episode, Dick Cheney is injured and caught by the Ten Rings and sent to the same cave as Tony Stark. Stark already has the Mark I ready, which Cheney steals to escape. The post-credits scene of the second episode mirrors the post-credits scene of the movie, only Fury is a distraction for his burgling partner to steal Stark's TV.
  • In the The Venture Bros. episode "Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel", Brock goes to a doctor to get HELPeR.'s head removed from his chest, to which the doctor believes Brock was following a trend, as he's implanted a lot of "robot hearts" since Iron Man came out.

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External links

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