By Prabhat Jani
Sept 13, 2022
It's hard to imagine anybody other than Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, but Tom Cruise was considered for the role.
J.A.R.V.I.S. is the name of Stark's AI system that assists him in superhero-ing. It's also an acronym that stands for "Just a Rather Very Intelligent System."
When fully powered, Tony Stark can lift up to 100 tons in the Iron Man suit. Pretty impressive considering that the Hulk's maximum lift (when calm) is 100 tons as well.
Introduced in 'Tales of Suspense' #39 in 1963 at the height of the Cold War, Iron Man was first conceived as an anti-Communist hero.
Lockheed Martin is one of several companies in the process of developing untethered exoskeletons reminiscent of Iron Man's suit.
While we wait for real-life exoskeletons to become affordable, we'll just have to content ourselves with this amazing fan made armor created by fitness instructor Anthony Le.
Superhero movies tend to be dominated by younger actors like Chris Evans, Andrew Garfield and Chris Hemsworth, but Downey turned 48 last month, which makes him one of the oldest actors to ever play a superhero.
To fans of the comic, the Mandarin is one of Iron Man's most recognizable adversaries, but producers took several liberties with the character in 'Iron Man 3.'
According to 'Iron Man' creator Stan Lee, Stark was based on magnate Howard Hughes, who Lee described as "one of the most colorful men of our time.