25 Cool Things You May Not Know About Iron Man And Tony Stark

A little over 10 years ago, only die hard comic book fans knew about Iron Man and Tony Stark. Now, with the release of his movies, Iron Man has propelled into the spotlight, becoming just as well known as Spider Man, Batman, and Superman. His success has also thrust Robert Downey Jr. into a newfound fame as well. But what is it about Iron Man and Tony Stark that makes them so popular? Suit up, we’re about to tell you. Here are 25 Cool Things You May Not Know About Iron Man And Tony Stark.


The Mandarin was going to be the villain in the first movie.

mandarinSource: http://www.businessinsider.com/iron-man-was-to-feature-the-mandarin-as-the-villain-2013-5

In the comics, the Mandarin is Iron Man’s arch-nemesis. So, Marvel wanted him to be the main villain in the first movie. In fact, he was in the script (that wasn’t finished) until 10 weeks up to filming. They scrapped it because they felt it didn’t work and made Obadiah Stane the main villain instead.


Tony graduated with a Master’s from MIT at the age of 17.

MITSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/ironman/comments/2k7lkl/does_tony_have_a_phd/

Tony Stark was always a boy genius; at the age of 15, he entered MIT and left at 17 with a Master’s degree in chemical engineering.


Robert Downey Jr is one of the oldest superheroes.

robert downey jrSource: http://www.eonline.com/news/864636/robert-downey-jr-reveals-how-much-longer-he-ll-play-iron-man

Robert Downey Jr. has been playing Iron Man for almost ten years now. That’s longer than most today. But at age 52, he’s also the oldest superhero to still fight on the silver screen.


Tony Stark owns Area 51

area 51Source: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Area_51

Area 51 is the mysterious government base where conspiracy theorists think experiments have been done on extraterrestrials. Well, in the Iron Man comics, the base is eventually abandoned and Tony Stark buys it to store the Reality Gem.


Tom Cruise was almost Iron Man.

jack reacherSource: http://www.slashfilm.com/tom-cruise-superhero-movie/

Thinking of anyone else playing Iron Man other than Robert Downey Jr. is almost impossible to imagine. The actor made the character, and anyone else would pale in comparison. But before Downey Jr. dawned the suit, Tom Cruise was approached to play the character; he ultimately turned it down.

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