Robert Downey Jr. = Tony Stark

A post for all you superhero fans. In the upcoming Iron Man movie, Robert Downey Jr. will play the role of Tony Stark, the billionaire businessman who invents a supersuit of armor and becomes a superhero.

Downey will portray Tony Stark, a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Using his intelligence and ingenuity, Stark instead builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity.

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The comic debuted in the 1960s, and Iron Man’s origin involved Stark being a prisoner of the Viet Cong.

The movie version, written by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby, will be set in today’s geopolitical climate.

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