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Comic-Con: Jon Favreau's IRON MAN poster!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with the really damn cool IRON MAN teaser poster that was debuted at Comic-Con. This might be an exclusive "for the fans" poster, though, as I know production hasn't started yet. I did a 10 minute one on one interview with Jon Favreau about the film, which should be up very soon (I'm traveling to Austin today and should be set up tomorrow to finish out my Comic-Con coverage). In that interview he revealed a few things, including which suit designs we will see (yes, we will go old school grey at the beginning), who the villain will be (Mandarin) and how he's approaching Tony Stark as a character... Plus the status of JOHN CARTER OF MARS. I conducted 15 one on one interviews during the con and Favreau's has top priority, so you'll see it hit first sometime Tuesday. Until then, here's the image to hold you over!

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  • July 24, 2006, 1 p.m. CST


    by ldm882's an illustration?

  • July 24, 2006, 1 p.m. CST


    by HessenRoots

    It's a poster of Iron Man... Once some actual news about this one is released I might care. Marvel's films have lost my attention.

  • July 24, 2006, 1 p.m. CST

    by ldm882

    not, like, a picture of a real suit?

  • July 24, 2006, 1:01 p.m. CST

    old school grey!

    by TodayzSpecial

    tin man ... where or where are dorothy and the scarecrow?

  • July 24, 2006, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Another comic book movie

    by blackstormy

    I think after Spiderman 3 i'll take a break from comic books movies for awhile. They just down't thrill me anymore. Their is only so many action scenes i can sit through.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:02 p.m. CST


    by Dick Testicle

    The Mandarin? Seriously? Heh heh...

  • July 24, 2006, 1:02 p.m. CST


    by Col. Klink

    Isn't that the new catch phrase around here?

  • July 24, 2006, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Sorry but...

    by Dick Testicle

    ...the Mandarin was LAME.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:03 p.m. CST



    Is it me or is Ironman the poor mans Batman? Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark seem to have quite a few things in common...

  • July 24, 2006, 1:04 p.m. CST

    The Mandarin...

    by HessenRoots

    should be played by Liam Neeson.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Ultimate Iron Man

    by Kortan Askew

    I hope they use that origin.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:08 p.m. CST


    by arfnarfsi

    Batman is a poor man's Ironman.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Nice poster

    by JuggFuckler

    But this isn't what the suit will look like in the movie is it? I think that the guy who made Elf and Zathura will make a great Iron Man movie. I'm also retarded and gay.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:08 p.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT!!! MAN IN SUIT!!!!!!!!

    by TheResident

  • July 24, 2006, 1:09 p.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT!!! MAN IN SUIT!!!!!!!!

    by TheResident

    cool as hell!!!!!!!

  • July 24, 2006, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Iron Man has a crappy villian pool!

    by tile_mcgillus

    Superherohype ran a poll a couple months ago asking which villian should be in it.....and they all pretty much sucked. I am not a big Iron Man fan but can say the Mandarin (OHHH I HAVE A BUNCH OF RINGS) could be cool if done right. If they Ras Al Ghul him and make him believable.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Iron Man's Greatest Villain...

    by glodene

    was the bottle.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:19 p.m. CST

    A thought

    by HessenRoots

    Will they still call him "The Mandarin" or for the sake of overly zealous political correctness, change it?

  • July 24, 2006, 1:20 p.m. CST

    That's not a poster. It's a comic book drawing.

    by valetparkingguy

    Jesus, people. At least try to give the fans something new...

  • July 24, 2006, 1:21 p.m. CST


    by HessenRoots

    If they take that angle of Tony Stark seriously in this film, I'll be there to see it. I think it was in the Ultimates first story arc where a reporter asks Stark if it's safe to use the suit after drinking, he replys "Look at that thing! Would you get into it sober?"

  • July 24, 2006, 1:22 p.m. CST

    ironman: the thing ive never heard of...

    by digital8

  • July 24, 2006, 1:22 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    I think maybe half your posts are lame attempts to chastise aintitcool when they get beat on a scoop. what's the point? does it make you feel better? it's a poster, for god sake...calm down, man...

  • July 24, 2006, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Jet Li must play The Mandarin

    by Doctor_Sin

    Now that Mako is dead

  • July 24, 2006, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Since when was Iron Man recruited for Sentinel duty?

    by chrth

  • July 24, 2006, 1:24 p.m. CST

    I'll be damned if I'm going to sit here ...

    by TheAFLACDuck

    and let you people call the Crimson Dynamo or, uh, Titanium Man "crappy" ... that's just insane.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:27 p.m. CST

    So is it a cartoon?

    by brycemonkey

    The poster looks like it is. I was hoping that Favreau would play Ironman and they would recycle Shaq's suit from Steel. No wonder movies cost so much...

  • July 24, 2006, 1:29 p.m. CST

    re: Iron Man has a crappy villian pool!

    by comer2k

    I agree, but on the other hand so do most asides from spidey and batman. Take a none comic book fan and ask then to name as many villans as poss, I bet one of those gets the most. Is so want to see the suit done right for Iron Man but they have confirmed the above is not the final version so till then Im on the fence.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:29 p.m. CST

    what about his sidekick Riboflavin Boy?

    by tripp5

    together they fight Sam Scurvy and Viktor Vitamin-Deficiency-aniac in an all out, all-in-one daily supplemental battle to the death!

  • July 24, 2006, 1:30 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    they could take th extra length on the legs of Shaq's suit, and use it to support Favreau's girth in the's doable...

  • July 24, 2006, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Wolverine's last sight from Days of Future Past

    by durhay

    Cool, it comes out on my birthday.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Ironman has a beer and cheats on Batman.

    by brycemonkey

    That poster has a definite Iron Giant meets Sentinel vibe...

  • July 24, 2006, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Iron Man is a pussy ass version of Batman

    by BLWiseass

    Batman trained and honed his body and mind to be the peak of human existence. Tony Stark got drunk and built a battlesuit. Take the suit away and Star is just a drunk, take batman's gadgets away and he's still gonna kick your motherfuckin ass.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Exactly BadMrWonka!

    by brycemonkey

    Or put it in a compator, squash it down and make it a round suit so Favs can fit in it nice and snug ;-)

  • July 24, 2006, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Who cares? Alcoholic in armor, YIPPIE!!!

    by Shermdawg

    I'd rather see a Rocketeer sequel than this. Hello, Marvel? You don't have to make a movie out of every fucking character. Not unless you intend for some future crossovers. But seriously, whats up with the REAL Marvel property everyone is waiting on? Was Captain America delayed so Steven Spielberg could do Indy first? Arad hinted at this. Any news from ComicCon??? Oh, and Cap better have the fuckin' wings on his head, none of this "Ultimate" shit will be accepted.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Star = Stark obviously

    by BLWiseass

    Stupid typos. I'll still see the movie, but Batman is way cooler

  • July 24, 2006, 1:40 p.m. CST

    "Teaser" Poster, More Like Cock Teaser

    by Karl Childers

    There's no way in hell old Shellhead will look THAT good in the movie.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:40 p.m. CST

    there should be a DC series and Marvel series

    by durhay

    that have the same two characters but the hero in one is the villian in the other and vice versa. They'd have the same plots but told from different viewpoints. "Rashoman" and "Rashomon-X", heh.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:40 p.m. CST

    I am not that impressed

    by FordPerfect

    The rest of the Comicbook movies have had better posters but it is still cool to say the least. They better show a hallway of old Iron Man Outfits. If not I will just hate the movie.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:42 p.m. CST

    If this doesn't getcha pumped for a Cap film...

    by Shermdawg ...nuthin will.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Lemme guess, instead of Vietnam, Stark goes to Iraq?

    by Lance Rock

    ...Seriously, how is his soldier background gonna get addressed? At all?....This is the role Nic Cage was born for: Leaving Las Iron Man!

  • July 24, 2006, 1:44 p.m. CST

    JET JAGUAR!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by la_sith

    Wow....looks awful !

  • July 24, 2006, 1:45 p.m. CST

    I love Mandarin Chicken

    by The Dum Guy

    I think it's high time we finally got ourselves a hard drinking crime fighter. While I personaly think Ozzy's take on Iron Man is the best, it still didn't go for the whole acoholic angle. Maybe Favreau will go with a comedic angle and have Iron Man & Mandarin decide the final battle over a game of quarters and/or ride the bus, either way I love Chinese food.

  • The voice actor from the Ultimate's movie is reprising his role, I'm pretty sure this is for THAT film. Could be wrong.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Is this animated?

    by FluffyUnbound

    Because if the suit looks like that, if they try to stick it into live action it's going to look like fucking Who Framed Roger Rabbit. That looks even worse than the Hulk.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:49 p.m. CST


    by malaria codes

    YES! A Rocketeer sequel, that would be absolutely amazing.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Is this movie Animated?

    by rubensreviews

    then why is the poster a damn cartoon?

  • July 24, 2006, 2:05 p.m. CST

    what's with the flying cheekbones?

    by newc0253

    the original iron man is a design classic. this just looks like someone's idea of a cool robot.

  • July 24, 2006, 2:10 p.m. CST

    I'm tellin ya guys - CROSSOVERS!!

    by Prague23

    For example, an AVENGERS movie. Ironman by itself never really clicked with me, but put him in an ensamble cast, like what the X-Men movies did, only not so well in the end. If these studios are losing money and giving comic book films a bad rep, finantually speaking, why not break out the classic storylines where the comics crossed over and give us some trully epic shit! How about INFINITY GAUNTLET: THE MOVIE! That could be great two parter, like the Matrix did, with one film in the summer and the follow up during the X-Mas season. These lesser known heros aren't going to fly, with audiences I mean. And they're not going to please anyone but the few who actually read the comics. If it's going to be a contest for summer numbers of tickets sold, these potentially great works of art are going to be reduced to Joe Sixpack pleasing, empty story action and non thought provoking cookie cutter films. Not every time, don't get me wrong. But for every Spiderman we're going to get 5 Daredevils - a film I'm still pissed to hell about due to my love of that comic. I'm tellin ya guyz - CROSSOVER THESE DUDES! Like what FF4 II is doin with Silver Surfer! FF4 I sucked, but it seems II is moving in the right direction. As long as the casting is done right.

  • July 24, 2006, 2:14 p.m. CST

    billy cudrup for stark

    by calcifer

  • July 24, 2006, 2:15 p.m. CST

    I know the plot..............

    by millermeusa

    Star Jones Reynolds loses even more weight, steals the suit from a drunken ass Tony Stark who for the sake of political correctness has aids and she puts the suit on and kills all those bitches on The View!!!!!

  • July 24, 2006, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Bring on Fing Fang Foom!!!!

    by superninja

    I like the Mandarin. They can make him a Communist Chinese, just to be politically correct. :D Some people view this character as racist in this day and age. Anyway, Mandarin has the potential to be super-cool, kind of like Vandal Savage over at DC. And I say throw in Fing Fang Foom for kicks, because I love that guy!!!

  • July 24, 2006, 2:30 p.m. CST

    I Miss the Old School George Tuska Iron Man...

    by hipcheck13

    ...seriously. I dug the way George drew ol' Tinhead.

  • July 24, 2006, 2:36 p.m. CST

    In my Captain America trilogy, he gets tossed

    by superninja

    into the drink during WWII in the first film, and it ends with him waking up in the 60s with the Avengers finding him (just cameos). The second film takes place in the 60s/70s and the third in the 80s. I envision Cap being a series of period films that catalogue and reflect on the changes America has gone through over time. However, I wouldn't want a Hollywood lunatic tackling that one. Cap represents an idealized America, not the total reality.

  • July 24, 2006, 2:39 p.m. CST

    So what you are saying, Yack is that

    by superninja

    Mandarin is going to be played by Liam Neeson.

  • July 24, 2006, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Iron Man, Iron Man, does whatever an iron can...

    by Uncapie

    Presses shirts, presses pants, gee those people down there look like ants. Hey there, here comes the Iron Man.

  • July 24, 2006, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Mandarin is a decendent of Ghenghis Khan.

    by superninja

    So I would just make him a Vandal Savage/Khan Noonian Singh-type character. He is much like Dr. Doom in that his general motivation is world domination. However, to differentiate him, and avoid stereotypes, I would just make him an alien, since that is in essense where his tech comes from. He could be like an evil J'onn J'onzz, last survivor of his race, etc. That's how you throw in Fing Fang Foom for free - alien Chthulu-type overlord who Mandarin summons (the Fingster is really an alien).

  • July 24, 2006, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Fing Fang Foom is a talking alien/dragon, who is

    by superninja

    more intelligent than just about everyone around him. There is the potential for some humor there, and would make for an interesting villain. He also likes to sleep until his alien race has completed their invasion of Earth and generally doesn't want to be bothered otherwise.

  • July 24, 2006, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Iron Man should really be set in the 70s.

    by superninja

    Otherwise, no fun. It's not just tragic, but politically incorrect to be an alcoholic today. Tony is a boozer and womanizer. You will get the modern M Bond treatment: "You're a misogynistic dinosaur". Blah. Iron Man should be like Anchorman but with armor and Fing Fang Foom!

  • July 24, 2006, 3:10 p.m. CST

    This is bizarre...

    by Curious Jorge

    Favreau has said repeatedly on the Iron Man Movie MySpace group that he would not use Mandarin as the villain because he didn't want to use magic in the movie, he wanted to keep it grounded in the real world. So, if he does use Mandarin, expect the rings to be high-tech, not magic.

  • July 24, 2006, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Mandarin's rings are alien tech, Jorge.

    by superninja

  • July 24, 2006, 3:13 p.m. CST

    yes it's an illustration...

    by KoozyK

    the poster is drawn by adi granov who will be the production designer and is the man who fav's picked to design iron man for the movie. i think he's a good choice and the fact that the poster is an illustration wasn't a problem when mignola did that for hellboy. i also think having the poster be illustrated shows much respect to the source material.

  • July 24, 2006, 3:23 p.m. CST

    The Iron Man Screen Play Review

    by spidermanfreak20

    Reviewed this a while back. It's a dated draft but still kicks ass. Hear it or see it over at (Skip 16-17 minutes ahead)

  • July 24, 2006, 3:31 p.m. CST

    For some reason I can't get excited

    by Mechasheeva

    about this movie. Though I hope there's a scene where Stark goes into a drunken rage and starts tearing shit up in his suit. Then I'll be excited.

  • July 24, 2006, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Fing Fang Foom is being saved for the Next Wave film

    by chrth

    So I don't want to hear him wasted in another film again, capische?

  • July 24, 2006, 3:33 p.m. CST

    His suit looks shit in that poster.

    by fortheloveofgod

    Another director making a comic book movie with no idea what he's doing.

  • July 24, 2006, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Iron Man Fights -

    by TheEwokThatDied

    A Rust Monster Roll 13 or better to hit - DD on a natural 20!!!!

  • July 24, 2006, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Iron Man Fights -

    by TheEwokThatDied

    A Rust Monster Roll 13 or better to hit - DD on a natural 20!!!!

  • July 24, 2006, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Nice Illustration Weak Poster

    by nexxus7

    It's a nice painting, but couldn't imagine seeing this in theatre lobbies. I guess as a CC giveaway to get fans buzzing it's okay. But not very sophisticated as a movie marketing piece. I think they would have been much better off doing a CGI rendering with a high tech metallic suit. Alternatively, you'd expect a teaser campaign. This just kind of screams, "we're doing an Iron Man movie, and here's what he looks like in the comics." As far as a villian, Mandarin is already sounding pretty 2 dimensional to me -- like a Fu Manchu or something. I guess he's going for the super high technology vs. mysticism theme. Hmmm. Again, if you're going to ground it in the real world, why not have more of an "Arms Race" type theme to it?

  • July 24, 2006, 3:43 p.m. CST

    ironman villians

    by Cloud_Leonheart

    alllll suck. The comic was only good because of Stark's internal conflicts and his character. The villians were all lame.

  • July 24, 2006, 3:45 p.m. CST



    If you actually believe that, you're a moron... We all know Batman is a much deeper and more interesting character than Tony Stark... Anyone agree?

  • July 24, 2006, 3:48 p.m. CST


    by amrisharmpit

    He would make a good Iron Man. And if he was in this, he would be going up against his old franchise - Bond 22 is scheduled to open the same day, 5/2/08. I'm sure Brosnan would love to beat his former employers at the box office.

  • July 24, 2006, 4:08 p.m. CST

    I'd like the suit to be reflective (as in the comics).

    by superninja

    Granted, that would add time and $$$ for the animators, but it would be worthwhile for the visual texture and the director could really take advantage of this. The suit in a way is a character.

  • July 24, 2006, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Chrth, you better get to steppin.

    by superninja

    Fing Fang Foom is a natural compliment to the Mandarin. If they're still making superhero movies 10 years from now THEN you can have him for Nextwave.

  • July 24, 2006, 4:19 p.m. CST

    The poster looks too...

    by mrfan

    much like a cartoon poster. Could be better. Also, I hope they go with the red and yellow costume. As for villians if they don't use the Mandarin then maybe they could have the villin be a disgruntled ex-Stark employee who steals one of Iron Mans armors, paints it black, and tears up anything/one. Two Iron Men fighting would be great.

  • July 24, 2006, 4:24 p.m. CST

    He looks like a villan........

    by fortheloveofgod

  • July 24, 2006, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Lens Flare = BAD

    by The Only Woj

  • July 24, 2006, 4:34 p.m. CST

    "Wolverine's last sight from Days of Future Past"

    by UserIDGoesHere

    Nuh uh. Wolverine's healing factor can overcome all his flesh being disintegrated from his bones. If they had continued he would have been back three pages later kicking some Sentinel ass!

  • July 24, 2006, 4:40 p.m. CST

    He looks like Ultron.....

    by fortheloveofgod

    Or whatever that silver dude is called.

  • July 24, 2006, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Badass, but...

    by Anna Valerious

    Will this movie deal with his alcoholism? Though I hope it's more humorous like in ToyFare rather than serious like in "When a Man Loves a Woman".

  • July 24, 2006, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Uncapie is a funny, funny man.

    by Childe Roland

    As for the movie...I hope they go with Tony Stark as the alcoholic arms designer, driven to drink by a conflicted conscience, and have the Mandarin be an industry nickname for a Chinese national rival attempting to undermine the U.S. economy by providing advanced weaponry to her enemies at a discount (because world domination these days is all about global market position). Oh...and Stark needs a bum ticker so he can sing "If I only had a heart."

  • July 24, 2006, 4:57 p.m. CST

    must have a ghostface killa cameo!

    by JudgeNXcutioner

    Wu Tang Clan ain't nuffin to fuck wif!!!!

  • July 24, 2006, 4:58 p.m. CST

    The light is too small

    by Rue The Day

  • July 24, 2006, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Another verse for Uncapie:

    by Childe Roland

    "Is he drunk? Listen bud. His alcohol is two per-cent blood. Look out! Here comes the Iron Man!"

  • July 24, 2006, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Heard that the villian will be the...

    by mrfan


  • July 24, 2006, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Make this a comedy.

    by CreasyBear

    I agree with those who have suggested having Iron Man bust up stuff in an alcoholic rage. My ideal Iron Man cocktail: two parts Dudley Moore from Arthur, one part horse-tranquilized Will Ferrell from Old School, and one part that drunk guy from the Simpsons.

  • July 24, 2006, 5:31 p.m. CST

    I heard

    by Phategod2

    Back in the day that the Villian was going to be Tony starks father a la HULK because the Mandaran was too politically incorrect Dumb aint it but heard this like 2 years ago.

  • July 24, 2006, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Yes, Anchorman with a robot suit.

    by superninja

  • July 24, 2006, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Iron Man is Gay

    by jimmy_009

    He's just several super heroes put together.

  • July 24, 2006, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Sam Jackson as the villain

    by Rue The Day

    "Get that mother fuckin iron, off that mother fuckin man"

  • July 24, 2006, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Soon to grace every package of IronKids Bread.

    by Big Bad Clone

    Ironman eats his iron, so should you* ---- *-Niether Marvel or IronKids bread suggests that you should eat chunks of iron you find on the ground.

  • July 24, 2006, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Where Is News On The Bourne Ultimatum??????

    by The Ender

    A Movie I actually give a shit about

  • July 24, 2006, 5:57 p.m. CST

    A mustachioed Will Ferrell (hair dyed black, of course)

    by superninja

    crying in his beer, while wearing the Iron Man suit, telling a bartender (played by Kristen Johnston) how he had to throw up in his helmet because he couldn't find a bucket. But it turns out the bartender is none other than Man-Killer, which results in a brunken bar fight in which Tony accidentally kills the all the patrons with the repulsor rays, except for Vince Vaughan who is the Russian juggernaut (also mustachioed) Titanium Man!

  • July 24, 2006, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Yack, Faverau is a fake geek.

    by superninja

    He is, however, a wannabe-hipster director. Big difference, though.

  • July 24, 2006, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Iron Man

    by Barron34

    An Iron Man movie needs to be a sort of superhero techno-thriller, a la Tom Clancy or Ian Fleming. Stark is sort of a Republican superhero. He is a hard-drinking, womanizing billionaire who is a tech genius and superhero to boot. He should fight a villain who is hell-bent on world domination, like a crazy Bond-villain, except the technology, weapons, and stakes should all be much higher (ie, Bond fights with guns and karate, whereas Stark fights with a super-high-tech suit of flying armor that shoots blasts which can level city blocks and punch holes in tanks). *****Mandarin is a perfectly fine villain for the movie. He could be portrayed as a renegade scientific genius operating covertly inside some un-named Asian country, using his power rings and developing some world-threatening device or plan to destroy or conquer the world in some way. Mandarin should also have some powerful henchmen, or at least armed military lackeys with tanks and such, so that we can get lots of scenes of Iron Man just destroying lots of shit and exhibiting the power of the suit.*****Whoever they get to play Stark needs to be someone who has a good, solid voice, since much of the time the actor will be in the suit and wearing a mask. Much of the role will be voice-acting, similar to Darth Vader in a way. Some have mentioned Billy Crudup for Stark, and I have heard others suggest George Clooney. I think Clooney could work for a few reasons. One, he can wear a mustache and not look bad (see his role in "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" for proof). Second, he would be believable as a wealthy, womanizing playboy, since this is practically his real life persona. Third, his voice is distinctive, and thus his personality would not dissappear behind the Iron Man mask, even if the voice is filtered and altered a bit. Fourth, I think Clooney could be believable as a superhero who is essentially a techno-spy. Lastly, casting Clooney might help draw non-comics fans to see the film.*****Anyway, those are some observations and ideas about an Iron Man movie.

  • July 24, 2006, 6:21 p.m. CST

    I am not slacking. I am a fast typer.

    by superninja

    Why am I punished for efficiency?

  • July 24, 2006, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Could Be Cool (Who Doesn't Love Battlesuits?)

    by ZombieSolutions

    Since Favreau starred in the worst superhero ever made (Dardevil), he at least has firsthand experience of how *not* to make a superhero movie. Lesson #1 -- keep Ben Afflict as far away as possible. Lesson #2 -- Don't suck donkeyballs.

  • July 24, 2006, 6:30 p.m. CST

    It should be the Crimson Dynamo

    by Immortal_Fish

    Set it in a near-distant yet alternate future where we have always been locked in a cold war with Russia. Dynamo trounces a Gen 1 man-in-a-can yellow Shellhead. Tony falls into an alcoholic depression, confronts his demons, then finally cleans up and pours himself into his work on a Gen 2 suit which he uses to mop the floor with Dynamo. Include the Pentagon, Shield, and Jim Rhodes. One thing superhero movies have tended to avoid are magical villains. Don't think general audiences will buy a green guy that uses magic rings. Decendants of Ghengis Kahn hasn't worked yet either, as in Phantom.

  • July 24, 2006, 6:37 p.m. CST

    alternate villains

    by Dollar Bird

    If the baddie isn't Mandarin (although I've heard he is...) then really, who else but MODOK? Not only does he have the sci-fi angle that Favs seems to desire, but he's a great big Kirby head. And who doesn't want to see that on a movie screen? ... Actually I'd rather see Fin Fang Foom now that I think about it. He could wear those little shorts. And what the hey, throw in Tim Boo Baa just because the name alone strikes fear into the hearts of all.

  • July 24, 2006, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Iron Man should take on his Sentient Armor...

    by iron pills

    in the sequel, if there is one. I'm getting the feeling that Spiderman 3 will be the last really great Marvel film. Seems like they're scraping the bottom of the barrel now. Of course, I would love to see continued success for Marvel films. I've always loved Marvel characters. But they have to get back to why they brought respectability to comic book films. Treat the material with care and respect, quality over the fast buck...

  • July 24, 2006, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Looks like something I'd see in the afternoon on UPN.

    by Wolfpack

  • July 24, 2006, 7:29 p.m. CST

    I'd love to see MODOK on film.

    by superninja

    Hollywood has no imagination, though. Really.

  • July 24, 2006, 7:33 p.m. CST

    I think it is really important to have two

    by superninja

    guys with mustaches fight in this film. Come on, let's bring back the mustache!

  • July 24, 2006, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Lose the guys, keep the mustaches.

    by Wolfpack

    Disembodied mustaches are the way to go.

  • July 24, 2006, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Wow that sucks....

    by Spiderhulk

    They should have war machine in the movie...

  • July 24, 2006, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Jeremy Northam is Tony Stark!

    by thevision

    Some guy suggested Matthew Fox to Jon at the panel, I don't see it. And Favreau jokingly said Tom Selleck if Stark has a mustache. I don't want them to go with a young guy; someone suggested Vince Chase from "Entourage" fucking way! My sentimental fave has always been Timothy Dalton-apparently Alex Ross's as well-but Tim may be too old to play Stark. My suggestion is another Brit- Jeremy Northam. He's 45 years old and has the right look, stick a mustache on him and you've got Tony Stark. Northam can do an American accent and world weary thing- check out his performance as Dean Martin in the CBS movie with French Stewart as Jerry Lewis. Favreau knows his shit and I hope he won't bend to the suits insisting on a young guy like Jake Gyllenhall. Jeremy Northam is Tony Stark- I'm not a myspace user but if anybody agrees, howabout going there and suggesting him to Jon? Carey Tagawa or Andy Lau as the Mandarin; Randall Duk Kim, the Keymaker from "Matrix Revolutions," as Professor Yin Sen; Christina Hendricks, Saffron from "Firefly," as Pepper Potts; Henry Simmons as James Rhodes and Jolene Blalock as Bethany Cabe.

  • July 24, 2006, 8:35 p.m. CST


    by thevision

    Sorry, French Stewart didn't play Jerry Lewis, Sean Hayes did. Anyway, Jeremy Northam is Tony Stark!

  • July 24, 2006, 9 p.m. CST


    by Dokkalvar

    Iron man movie? Silver surfer movie? Captain America movie? THOR movie, now we're talking BORING, Nick Fury movie?! YACK! Please, for the LOVE OF GOD stop it. Not every god damn marvel property is film material! Or at the very least do an Ultimates film so I don't have to put up with the poorly-done individual back-storys. Hey, how about the Infintiy Gauntlet? Badda-bing, all of 'em in one big shit and sha-bang. Everyone dies, everyone gets resurrected. Yaaahhh! Think of the toy sells!

  • July 24, 2006, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Me to Hollywood: Incredibles 2.

    by Dokkalvar

    Or just give me Incredibles 2 and shuttup.

  • July 24, 2006, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Noah Wylie will be Tony Stark.

    by HypeEndsHere

    the offer has been made.

  • July 24, 2006, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Remember when:

    by Dokkalvar

    Sci-fi and action movies were so good and original that COMICS were made out of them? Damnit hollywood, you used to be cool.

  • July 24, 2006, 9:17 p.m. CST

    leonard nimoy as the mandarin.

    by dr.bulber

    now with teeth clicking action.

  • July 24, 2006, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Its been said...

    by Cadillac Jones

    ...and I'll say it again...Matt Dillon is Tony Stark, unless we're going back in time to 1990, then it Timothy Dalton FTW!!! Hell, evel Alex Ross modled his Marvels Iron Man on Dalton, but yeah, I call Matt Dillon Tony Stark. Oh, and Fin Fang Foom would rock!

  • July 24, 2006, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Its been said...

    by Cadillac Jones

    ...and I'll say it again...Matt Dillon is Tony Stark, unless we're going back in time to 1990, then it's Timothy Dalton FTW!!! Hell, even Alex Ross modled his Marvels Iron Man on Dalton, but yeah, I call Matt Dillon Tony Stark. Oh, and Fin Fang Foom would rock! (sorry for the repost - damn typos...)

  • July 24, 2006, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Descendant of Genghis Khan

    by werideatdusk

    Mandarin was descended from Genghis Khan? Just like the dude from "The Phantom"? Doesn't seem like there's much original at work here. This movie will get slaughtered by the Batman Begins sequel.

  • July 25, 2006, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Heath Ledger as Tony Stark!

    by LeiaDown&FuckHer

    Not that he's right for the role particularly, but at least that'd get the fucker out of the Joker role and away from the Batman Begins sequel. Works for me.

  • July 25, 2006, 12:31 a.m. CST

    I am not a gun

    by S-Man

    I hope Vin Diesel does the voice again.

  • July 25, 2006, 12:36 a.m. CST

    old school

    by VoodooV

    none of the suits after the modular armor have really impressed me y'know? my faves have always been the silver centurion, the red and gold suit right after that, War Machine, and like I said before..the modular red and gold armor. everything after that has looked lame to me....dunno

  • July 25, 2006, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Funny ass talkback., I must say.

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    Iron Man, Iron Man...tells the time like nothing else can. Measures laps, counts down, stuff like that, man!

  • July 25, 2006, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Is Iron even a strong metal?

    by Doc_Strange

    How come they couldn't name it Steel Man, or Adamantium Man. Shit, you think with all of Stark's money, he could come up with something better than iron to protect himself. Whatta cheap ass.

  • July 25, 2006, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Is Iron even a strong metal?

    by Doc_Strange

    How come they couldn't name it Steel Man, or Adamantium Man. Shit, you think with all of Stark's money, he could come up with something better than iron to protect himself. Whatta cheap ass.

  • July 25, 2006, 12:53 a.m. CST

    There is an Adamantium Man.

    by superninja

    Well, Stilt-Man technically had an adamantium suit. You're just lucky he's not going to be the main villain in this film.

  • July 25, 2006, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Mr. Faverau, so far we have 3 for

    by superninja

    Fing Fang Foom, and 1 against. FYI.

  • July 25, 2006, 1:31 a.m. CST


    by Laser Floyd

    God-damn! That's one of the worst villains in Marvel's history- seriously. A bad Fu Manchu ripoff with magic rings?? I was pulling for Crimson Dynamo and Titanium Man in a period piece. Or MODOK. And this is what they give us. Shit.

  • July 25, 2006, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Is anyone else having trouble with

    by superninja

    AICN pages loading?

  • July 25, 2006, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Looks Pretty 5hitty...

    by PleaseWipeMyAss

    looks like they hired the graphic designer who creates the covers of the box layout on those stupid assed robots you put together from japan. like robotech or whatever...gundam? i dunno, that shits retarded to me.

  • July 25, 2006, 2:14 a.m. CST

    I Have To Admit

    by MarkoOhNo

    I'm no huge Iron Man fan. Never have been and know virtually nothing about him. Tony Stark could be played by Philip Seymour Hoffman and I wouldn't care. I don't know enough about the character to care. But I'll tell you this... there's something about this poster which makes me anticipate the film. I suspect, at the very least, it will be a visual feast. I have only ONE complaint... 2008?!? Good God! I believe the Gineva Convention has laws outlawing the beginning of a teaser campaign more than a year before the release of a film! Don't they?? (Oh wait... I think Lord of the Rings broke that convention.)

  • July 25, 2006, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Nice poster by Adi Granov

    by Pooty

    Current cover artist on Ironman. Also did a great run on the book with Warren Ellis. Can't believe no one has recognized it yet. And you call yourselves geeks. Sheesh.

  • July 25, 2006, 6:15 a.m. CST

    The Mandarin

    by snappy

    If he is to be the villain ,then they'll probably have to change the name to appease the politically correct. Either that or put him in a pock-marked orange rubber suit, so he really looks like a mandarin. They could even save some money by reusing the Thing costume from Fantastic Flaw.

  • July 25, 2006, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Of course...

    by Kid Z

    ... Zathura DID suck....

  • July 25, 2006, 8:09 a.m. CST

    FIN FANG FOOM Movie!

    by Kid Z KNOW you'll go see it!

  • July 25, 2006, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Anything that keeps BARSOOM out of production

    by victor laszlo

    for a few more years is a very good thing. ps:: Iron Man sounds great.

  • July 25, 2006, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Actually a period piece...

    by Childe Roland

    ...would've been the best way to go, imho. But that's highly unlikely post Rocketeer and Sky Captain. Really, the plot I'm predicting is Tony makes weapons that get used improperly and has to make the Iron Man armor to save his life after he gets shot confronting the people who've "perverted" his tech (he's been drinking all along to soothe his conscience for making weapons in the first place). Once he's got the armor built, he starts using it to take out his "rogue" tech (maybe it's been sold to the Chinese, hence the Mandarin being in this). He'll need to upgrade the armor substantially at least once, probably multiple times in the film. I'm betting this is what we're in for.

  • July 25, 2006, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Iron Man promotional booze tie-ins?

    by MarkDayComedy

    If they can have Kryptonite flavor Doritos, will there be Iron Man promotional Coors? (Kryptonite Dorito video rant...)

  • July 25, 2006, 9:01 a.m. CST


    by durhay

    Be a dear then and update the Days of Future Past section of the Wolverine (comics) entry on Wikipedia. And on,, yadda yadda yadda.

  • July 25, 2006, 9:54 a.m. CST

    GEEK LOVE: Anyone remember this IRON-MAN issue?

    by JDanielP

  • July 25, 2006, 10:09 a.m. CST

    GEEK LOVE: IRON-MAN in battle royal with HULK!

    by JDanielP

  • July 25, 2006, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Please, Jon Favreau, ...make this IRON-MAN movie...

    by JDanielP

  • July 25, 2006, 10:36 a.m. CST


    by cyberskunk

    I was not expecting to remember the Iron-Man issue cover you posted, partially because I didn't subscribe to the comic but did buy it occasionally. I /do/ remember that issue. That was one of the issues I bought. (926.jpg)

  • July 25, 2006, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Classic Iron MAn armor was the best...

    by Kid Z

    ... that red & gold suit from the 70's with the shoulder fins and disk thingies attached to the waist. By the 80s they got to making him look too much like anime mecha and it's just gotten worse ever since. Make him old school!

  • July 25, 2006, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Best have War Machine in the sequel.

    by R.C. the "Wise"

  • July 25, 2006, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Billy Crudup for Tony Stark/IronMan! Chow Yun Phat

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    for Mandarian.

  • July 25, 2006, 11:13 a.m. CST

    SPOILER: Tony Stark's archnemesis is...

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    Jack Daniels ^_^

  • July 25, 2006, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Gerard Butler is Tony Stark

    by SID 8.0

    Think about it people, you know you see it too. I did like the Chow Yun Fat idea as the Mandarin though. Hadn't given it much thought now it seems perfect. But definetly Butler as shellhead.

  • July 25, 2006, 3:03 p.m. CST


    by fiester

    Aside from being a somewhat racist stereotype of a character, Mandarin is not really that great a baddie. He's like a Green Lantern rip-off. Surely they could have come up with a better bad guy. On the plus side, at least they are smart enough to realize if you're going to have a super-hero movie you better damn well make sure you have a super-villain for the hero to fight (I'm looking at you Hulk and Superman Returns). And speaking of Iron Man, does anyone remember that really cool Iron Man animated series from the late 1990s? It was great. Why was thaqt never released as a box set?

  • July 25, 2006, 3:35 p.m. CST

    '90's Iron Man Cartoon

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    Yeah, I miss the different armors he could swap between. Not to mention War Machine. Damn, cartoons sure have changed since the time when I had to wake up early on Saturday morning! Speaking of which, what's the scoop on the Biker Mice From Mars movie...?

  • July 25, 2006, 6:32 p.m. CST


    by mrfan

    Thanks for the laugh about the promotional tie-ins. If not Coors then maybe some other alcohol product.

  • July 25, 2006, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Gerard Butler is Tony Stark - yeah

    by antonphd

    Now that sounds like pretty perfect casting there.

  • July 25, 2006, 10:16 p.m. CST

    I'm going to be really annoyed if Tony doesn't

    by superninja

    have a mustache. It's just one of those things. Also, I agree with Childe Rowland for once - this should be a period piece. Most Superhero films should have design and story influenced by the period in which they were originally set.

  • July 25, 2006, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Where's the John Carter news?

    by CrayonPie

    Isnt Harry tangentally involved in this somehow? Is it dead? Who has cool news about John Carter and why cant I find it here? Post it Quint!

  • July 25, 2006, 11 p.m. CST

    You know...

    by Harysuxafat1

    I think Favreau is right on track with what people want out of a comic movie. I'm excited about this for one reason only. The fact that anyone with one wit of intelligence would not under any circumstances put this teaser out without being prepared to back it up. I think this is gonna kick some major ass unless he starts meth between now and its release date. Remember the first look at Superman? Remember the shitastic movie that followed it? This first look is infinitely more interesting and on-target than Singer gave with his opening salvo. Until I see something on par with Superman The Remake I'm in for this movie, bring it on.

  • July 26, 2006, 4:25 a.m. CST

    They should get steven segal

    by Funk4America

    or some other old ass action star. Iron man is a cool charcter, but he's sort of a diminished hero. That could be a good thing, stalone could do a great job, so could peirce brosnan if he could do an american accent, which I bet he can. Josh Brolin if you want younger. Bruce Campbell obviously, Jeff Goldblum could knock that shit out. Just don't try to be too with it and hip and you got it.

  • July 26, 2006, 9:21 a.m. CST

    If you want an older actor as Stark, get Tom Selleck.

    by JDanielP

    Actually, I'd be very excited as to the potential of a story (a screenplay) of an older Tony Stark. He could be a man who has a history of struggling with the bottle and fighting internal demons. He could be a man who has already lived a life of extreme highs and extreme lows. And maybe with this new awareness of his heart problem, he reaches an epiphany... which results in a personal scientific breakthrough. And this, in turn, leads to the development of his metal suit. Sounds great. And Tom Selleck is your man.

  • July 26, 2006, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Do any of you people really like ANYTHING?

    by Laughsatyouall

    Or do you just post here to bitch and show your "superiority" over anything and everything. If it's such utter crap and flotsam, get your collective asses in gear and go make something that's better. Oh, wait, I forgot. Those that can, do , and those that can't simply bitch and whine about how bad about everything else is that someone else has put out blood, sweat, tears and effot to make.

  • July 26, 2006, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Warner Orland

    by Flem_Snopes

    Would be a great mandarin. Too bad he died in 1938!

  • July 26, 2006, 11:22 a.m. CST

    greatest line of this TB so far:

    by Shigeru

    "Set it in a near-distant yet alternate future". WOW that makes perfect sense. And I second/third BILLY CRUDUP!

  • July 26, 2006, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Adi Gravnov

    by ewokstew

    should be pulled in as a concept artist. I don't think he's good with his layouts for the Iron Man comics, but he's a great designer.

  • July 26, 2006, 1:49 p.m. CST


    by Laser Floyd

    Great kids' movie. I got a lotta love for that movie. I'm sure I'll like whatever JF cooks up, but I may not love it, since the bad guy is not, in my opinion, such a good, visual choice. Mandarin really hasn't even been in a shitload of comics. I would really have loved MODOK and AIM, the more I think of it. Iron Man vs the Hulk would just be as stupid as stupid could be. Where's your story? What's your ending? Episodic comics with dangling endings do not make films.

  • July 26, 2006, 3:34 p.m. CST

    I'm guessing this won't influence the poster design:

    by JDanielP

  • July 26, 2006, 3:45 p.m. CST


    by antonphd

    Fuckin A!! Jon Favreau... PLEASE... get Tom Selleck. Fuck Harrison Ford getting Indiana Jones and wasting it. Give Tom Selleck a huge ass summer tentpole. He's playing this role already in those TV Detective movies he's started making. FUCK. Magnum PI as Tony Stark... that's just perfect sense. Of course, the'll go with Paul Walker. I don't know, he was pretty good in Running Scared.

  • July 26, 2006, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Who else could they get?

    by antonphd

    Could Vince Vaughn carry a movie like this? Nah. Maybe... Luke Wilson? Nah. Funny guys. What about the serious guys? Who's young and serious? Shit.

  • July 26, 2006, 3:55 p.m. CST

    GEEK LOVE: Cool fight, short as it was.

    by JDanielP

  • July 26, 2006, 4 p.m. CST

    GEEK LOVE: Here's yet another IRON-MAN issue I loved.

    by JDanielP

  • July 26, 2006, 4:04 p.m. CST


    by Turd Furgusen

    I have the Hulk Battle Royale issue. I think cover and inside art is John Byrne. Great stuff. I really hope they do this movie justice. Some compair it to Batman, but I never connected the two as a kid. I think if they go the boozer, suit loozer route and have Rhodes take it over for a while, it could make for a good movie or two.

  • July 26, 2006, 4:18 p.m. CST

    GEEK LOVE: Classic Iron-man = Today's SPECIAL EFFECTS.

    by JDanielP

  • July 26, 2006, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Okay, last time. I want to add final thoughts.

    by JDanielP

    I personally believe that this movie has so much potential, despite what will likely be a smaller budget (at least, in terms of it being a superhero movie). When one looks at the roots of the character, the history, can find great material. And when you establish the emotions that propel the actions within the story, those special effects (when they do arrive) should pay off big-time. I remember one comic book issue where Tony Stark is about to be killed, taking one hell of a beating, ...and knowing what he must do, becomes IRON-MAN right in front of everyone. It was a big goosebump moment. -- I'm Iron-man and... "I'M MAD AS HELL!"

  • July 26, 2006, 7:19 p.m. CST

    his face looks like an alien

    by chien_sale

    How about making him more friendly-looking for the kids..? Don`t repeat the mystakes of Hulk.

  • July 26, 2006, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Shigeru, re: "Set it in a near-distant yet alternate f"

    by Immortal_Fish

    That was mine. It's difficult to tell when someone is being snarky in TB, so I'll interpret your post as geniune. Odder still that Selleck has been dreamcast in this TB given that he starred in Runaway, which was also set in a near-distant future. That said, I'd second your mention of Crudup only if the suits feel the unfortunate need to go with an OC cast. The role of Stark deserves someone with gravitas. Granted, that could still be a 'nobody' but it should be a deserving nobody.

  • July 27, 2006, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Okay, bringing it all together...

    by Childe Roland

    ...for the complete lyrics tot he theme song (thanks for starting this Uncapie): "Iron Man, Iron Man...does whatever an iron can. Presses shirts...presses pants. Gee, those people...look like ants. Watch out! Here comes the Iron Man! Is he drunk? Listen bud...his al-co-hol is two-per-cent blood. Gets his strength...from a flask. Sometimes his mask. Watch out! Here comes the Iron Man!