Fact: Tom Cruise was almost cast as Iron Man but turned it down due to the script.
In addition, Nicholas Cage placed interest in the part as early as 1997, but it seemed like he just wasn’t the right guy to play that sort of role.
Not many people know what J.A.R.V.I.S stands for in the Iron Man movies, pictures, posters, and every where it’s debuted. Unless you are a fan of the comics and pretty detailed in your analysis, it stands for “Just a Rather Very Intelligent System.”
In the Marvel Universe, it seems that many pieces of information come back from one comic to another. The suit that Stark wears can lift over 100 tons and thus stark can lift a 100 tons. In the Hulk, the Hulk’s max lifting weight is 100 tons. So stark created a super suit that can lift 175 tons just in case he must battle the Hulk.
Iron Man turns 51. Originally, the character was created for the anti-communist cause but has since changed as technology and feelings have passed. He has battled the more important alcoholism and I believe soon to be the Marijuana craze.
Novel in the design of the suit back in the day, nowadays, the suit is becoming more and more a reality. Release dates for more improved “exoskeletons” are coming out for soldiers that can hold 200 lbs and maintain a running speed of 10 mph. These suits are supposed to cost in the ballpark of $70,000.
Furthermore, Robert Downey Jr. is considered the eldest superhero today. Close to the cusp of 50, the man looks like he is in the better part of mid-30s.
One really interesting fact that seems to be very obviously when thinking about the psychological profile of Tony Stark is that the character was thought up after the real Howard Hughes. Howard Hughes was a genius back in his day. He was eccentric to say the least, a playboy, a billionaire, and more importantly, suffered from mass OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). The protrayal was played by Leonardo Di Caprio in the “Aviator.”
This is one of Stan Lee’s greatest achievements when it comes to superheros. One of the toughest parts of Iron Man was that the hero was a successful businessman elite. He had to make this character relate to everyone by showing the many flaws he hides away.