10 Things You Didn't Know About Iron Man 

By Prabhat Jani

Sept 13, 2022

Tom Cruise Was Almost Iron Man

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. Has a Lengthy Name

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." 

The Iron Man Suit Can Lift Over 100 Tons

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.

Iron Man Turns 50 This Year

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.

Iron Man's Suit is Close to Becoming a Reality

Lockheed Martin is one of several companies in the process of developing untethered exoskeletons reminiscent of Iron Man's suit.

This Superfan Built the Coolest Cosplay Suit Ever

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.

Robert Downey, Jr. is One of the World's Oldest Superheroes

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.

The Makers of 'Iron Man 3' Took Liberties With the Mandarin

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.'

Tony Stark is Based on Howard Hughes

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.