02 May 2007

Iron Man Exposed

So far, the news from the Iron Man camp has been perfect. From casting to designs, I have gone from little interest to pretty excited about this film. Iron Man may actually stand out in the crowded superhero film genre. Today, Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the final Armor from the film. I wish I had a set.

Iron Man is the latest Marvel Comics superhero to jump from splash page to big screen. (The film is due May 2008.) Director Jon Favreau (Elf ) began shooting in March with star Robert Downey Jr. — in his first comic-book role — as the man inside the cybernetic Mark III suit (pictured) and Gwyneth Paltrow as his trusted assistant. In the film, Downey plays Tony Stark, a playboy industrialist who decides to don high-tech armor to fight baddies after suffering a life-threatening heart injury in war-torn Afghanistan. ''This is a decidedly adult superhero story,'' says Favreau. (Fanboy FYI: Look for Stark's legendary drinking problem to pop up in possible sequels.)

Faithful to the comics and constructed by Oscar-winning F/X maestro Stan Winston, the Iron Man togs — a far cry from Stark's normal black-tie attire — are robo-cool but make for restrictive, sweaty duds. ''Robert was very bullish on wearing the suit whenever possible,'' says Favreau of his star, who bulked up for the role. ''Now I don't know if he's such a fan of that idea.''


tomsaville said...

I'm WAAAAY excited! Looks like they nailed Adi Granov's designs/digital paintings.

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phantom said...

Iron Man is fast becoming my 'must-see-movie' of 2008! The casting of Downey Jr was inspired & the armor suits are looking splended indeed!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh man... That's AWESOME!

Dragulf said...

Looks good. I hope the Mandarin looks as good. It can't be worse that SR.

Adam said...

I'm just glade they built a suit instead of CGI. Can't wait to see it... and I wouldn't mind having a suit as well :)