Ain't It Cool News (
Movie News

I Am Iron Man... duh-duh-da-da-da... Check out the Grey Suit!!!

Harry here -- well it seems official - this is the first look anywhere of Grey IRON MAN!!! Fucking Cool!!! Would have been up 20 minutes earlier - but had to run it by Quint to make sure it was what I thought it was. Love the 1940s potboiler robot look. Just kicks ass! Numbers on chest - awesome... glowy circle. Can't wait for it to roast terrorists in caves... mmmmmm.... roasted rebels!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Strange thing was, I was just on my way to Austin Books to pick up my new batch of comics when Harry called me, asking if I'd seen the scoop that came in. He knew I saw the designs for the Grey Suit in my preproduction office visit a few months ago and wanted me to confirm. I wasn't too far out, so I turned right around, checked the old email (thanks for the scoop "Clint") and within a second I said, "Yep. That's it." So, here you go. The first look at the Grey Suit. I'll be back after with some thoughts.

Now - click play on the below video... let it get going.... then scan down the countdown to see this - the way DIO & OZZY intended...











I love that it's easily something that would be built out of weapon parts, thrown together with whatever was handy and made to look, in pieces, like it could be part of whatever weapons Tony Stark is being forced to build as a POW. I love the flame thrower. I love it all... It's big, it's badass! Can't wait to see it moving, shooting flames at the bad guys!!! What do you folks think?

Readers Talkback
comments powered by Disqus
    + Expand All
  • April 11, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST




  • April 11, 2007, 4:16 p.m. CST


    by Zwanster

    crap, allmost first

  • April 11, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST


    by MemBirdman

    Yep, that's Iron Man

  • April 11, 2007, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Looks to good to hate it, but too "meh" to bee excited.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Maybe the Iron Man-fans like it more?

  • April 11, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    BE, not BEE

    by DerLanghaarige

    One letter.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    That suit looks like....

    by soundknight

    how hard my johnson was when I hung out with your mother last night.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST

    not bad

    by mr.cancerstix

    the iron giant live action is starting to look cool....meh

  • April 11, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Our little Tony is all growns up...

    by Dr Gregory House

    Dig that! Cause you’re growns up and you’re growns up and you’re growns up!

  • April 11, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST

    I just wish it had flames and nipples.

    by Cameron1

    Nah, I quite like it really, it looks cartoony but serious.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST

    its good...

    by goku_z

    theyre stablishing the back story, so the costume might change over time (in sequels).

  • April 11, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST

    this is how I imagine him to look in the Sabbath song.

    by Minots59

    Whenever I hear Iron Man I imagine this machine made of a ton of differnet parts to make one badass bot. So this looks pretty cool to me.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST

    i just came a lil bit in my levis

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    holy shit

  • April 11, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST


    by gride9000

    It was actually shot in germany in 33'

  • April 11, 2007, 4:23 p.m. CST

    What I don't get...

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    is why "Iron Man"? I know it's a figure of speech, but I mean, Iron? Are you kidding me? Newsflash: The Iron Age was over with eighteen thousand years ago.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Isn't that funny.

    by ELGordo

    The first faithful adaption of a superhero suit since Sups and Spidey and people hate it. There's just no pleasing these fuckers. It looks perfect to me.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Downey Jr. is a legend

    by gob_bluth

    looks pretty cool - can't wait to see the final suit.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:27 p.m. CST


    by godzillasushi

    Some of you are just impossible to impress. I like it a lot.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:27 p.m. CST


    by FrancoNeroLuv

    Definitely Cool Beans. Looks like a slightly modernized version of the original Iron Man suit from Tales of Suspense in the 60's... i mean come on you really think a POW has the time and resources to make it shiny Red and Gold? I know the iron suit I made as a POW didn't look half as good as this one.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Looks like the Rocketeer

    by purplemonkeydw


  • April 11, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST

    'Cholera's Ghost

    by Quin the Eskimo

    'Cause Iron Man sounds way the fuck better then Aluminum Man.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST


    by Pennsy

    First! to say that. Somebody was going to.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:31 p.m. CST


    by Pennsy


  • April 11, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    I've come for the bitches and the beer

    by KISON

    Nice early Iron-Man suit, looks like Gort's bastard son. But this movie should be entertaining.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:37 p.m. CST

    looks good

    by luckylindy

    thats all i have to say about that.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    If you don't like this design...

    by Drexl Spivey don't know your Iron Man funnybook history. It's perfect. Even manages to update it a bit without losing the old skool clunkiness.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:40 p.m. CST

    he's planning his vengeance

    by luckylindy

    that he soon will unfurl

  • April 11, 2007, 4:42 p.m. CST


    by Err

    right on....right on...

  • April 11, 2007, 4:42 p.m. CST

    I'm so downey for this one

    by ImJustSaying

    Ok, that suit kicks some ass, but people... will it be able to make all the flamboyant hand gestures necessary when piloted by Robert Downey Jr.? I didn't think I could be more excited for a movie than I was for Zathura, but I guess I'm wrong. Just kidding, I'm loving this shit.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Dude, that IS what the grey suit looked like!!

    by jojo-pimp

    Why are people saying that looks gay or cheesy or they even remember what the original Iron Man suit looked like? See...people bitch when comic movies arent faithful to the comics, but when they are TOO faithful, its like oh shit....gotta change that now! whatever..i will be there!

  • April 11, 2007, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Spot On

    by Boba Fat


  • April 11, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Shaq is pissing himself right now...

    by Err

    He wishes Steel only looked this good.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST

    The Rocke-Who???

    by Frijole

    Looks great.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Looks cool to me...

    by KillDozer

    I really dig the way Favreau is more into practical effects than CGI. I'm definitely not anti-CGI, but it'll be cool to see this thing really kicking some ass.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Cubic Zirconium Boy

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    Or Molybdenum Man. Two perfectly good names.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST




  • April 11, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    I just don't know if it's Iron enough?

    by antonphd

    sorry, had to. looks fucking awesome! can't wait to see what crazy cool shit this movie turns out to be.

  • April 11, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    If you're going to bitch...DON'T!

    by Triumph poops!

    Wow, that looks SUPERB. It totally captures the feel of the first comic and Stark's "first suit" as a POW. I still hate that Paltrow is in this -- just not a fan of hers AT ALL and she's HARDLY the actress I would've picked to be sexy Pepper -- but Downey will kick ass, and seeing this gives me great hope that they're going to knock it out of the park with the final Red Suit. So, so far, so good.<p>Well, except for Paltrow!

  • April 11, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    Jack Kirby & Don Heck

    by banbury

    Won't see a penny from this.

  • April 11, 2007, 5:01 p.m. CST

    This Will Be A Great Movie

    by dancinggopher01

    And you know that this suit is probably only in the first half, then bust out ol' red and yellow.

  • April 11, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    That looks excellent

    by kevred

    But where are the Bryan Singer black leather jumpsuits and Tim Burton molded ab muscles? Seriously, it's nice to see something translated so well from page to screen. Not exactly the same, but with the right vibe, the right spirit, that just looks *right*, right away. Now if only Stilt-Man and the Porcupine could be in this... :)

  • April 11, 2007, 5:04 p.m. CST

    This movie

    by QuinnTheEskimo

    keeps looking better and better. Every single thing that comes out about this has been fantastic. Cannot wait.

  • April 11, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Very pleased...

    by decfx

    from a fan of Iron Man all the way back to the mid-70's.

  • April 11, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Why Iron?

    by jimmy_009

    In this day and age, why make a suit out of Iron? It's extremely heavy and not as durable as steel. Whatever, this will be stupid regardless.

  • April 11, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Most Impressive...

    by Ribbons

    ...I love the way the little chest light looks. That was probably Favreau's one aesthetic indulgence with this particular design, but it does look pretty cool, so I gotta give him that.

  • April 11, 2007, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Very cool

    by modlight

    Where is he supposed to be a POW though in this day and age?

  • April 11, 2007, 5:16 p.m. CST

    looks dope!

    by mr. brownstone

    just hope Favs can direct big action.

  • April 11, 2007, 5:17 p.m. CST

    That is flippin' sweet looking.

    by rev_skarekroe

    That's about the best first look at a superhero movie costume yet.

  • April 11, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST

    I've got an Iron Chub.

    by zombieslayer

    so yeah, I like it.

  • April 11, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST

    But does it have...

    by Dave Bowman

    ...roller skates?

  • April 11, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    yeah looks like from game

    by flipster

    marvel ultimate alliance

  • April 11, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    I guess I never read much Ironman


    I expected to see red and yellow. So when is Ultraboy getting made?

  • April 11, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST

    This is perfect!

    by Acappellaman

    Exactly as I imagined the first suit to look like - very much like the comic with a couple slight alterations (eye shape is improved, some additional angles & decorations on it, etc). Now let's see the good ole red & gold!

  • April 11, 2007, 5:38 p.m. CST

    My interest is piqued...

    by tmifune78

    but stills from Zathura looked great too and that turned out to be disappointing IMHO...great cast, but the director has yet to be proven in this genre - I hope his enthusiasm is enough..

  • April 11, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Favereau kicks ass

    by corvette63

    If you watch the making of Zathura you will get an idea of how Favereau is going to pull off Iron Man.

  • April 11, 2007, 5:45 p.m. CST

    i have the utmost faith

    by audioboxer

    in favreau. he knows his shit, and from seeing this kick-ass picture of the first suit, 2008 is too far away. and to answer where he's being held captured, i believe it was afghanistan, if my memory serves me correctly!?!?

  • April 11, 2007, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Shia: Seeing the suit I was like (makes ray gun sounds)

    by Err

    God damn you, Mr. LaBeouf

  • April 11, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST

    That looks awesome...

    by Tarl_Cabot

    I thought this was gonna be a disaster but now '08 looks really good. Bond 22, The Dark Knight and now Iron man. Sweet.

  • April 11, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST


    by hallmitchell

    Now I want the black sabbath song introducing it.

  • April 11, 2007, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Favreau did his research apparently...

    by IvelNoslo

    ...looks too sweet! For anyone who doesn't know why the suit is gray, just hit a search engine and search for 'Iron Man' comic gray suit. Besides, this will only be on the first part of the movie until he busts out the yellow and red colors!

  • April 11, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Why Iron Man?

    by davywankenobi

    Cause a man made of iron just sounds so much cooler and rolls off the tongue better than most tougher metals. Man of Steel works, but Steel Man? Stupid. Titanium Man sounds ok, but he is the bad guy in the Iron Man mythos soooo.. deal with it. Name sounds good and suit looks GREAT!! Can't wait to see more.

  • April 11, 2007, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Bad ass

    by Lucasblows

    Can't wait.

  • April 11, 2007, 5:51 p.m. CST

    IT'S OVER 9000!!!

    by JonBlizzard is... Looks perfect, exactly how the first suit should look can't wait for this movie!!

  • April 11, 2007, 5:52 p.m. CST


    by Turd Furgusen

    It looks like it was pulled from the comic book. Nice addition of the flame thrower. <p> This project keeps looking better and bette. <p> I hope Favs can make it something special in the comic movie genre.

  • April 11, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Why is anyone assuming that anyone

    by Frijole

    on this site, does not know Iron Man's grey suit origins? I mean, c'mon. Hello? Geeks over here.

  • April 11, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Nice touch....

    by Turd Furgusen

    making it from scrape airplane metal.<p> Ironic?<p> I think not!

  • April 11, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Looks amazing!!!

    by andrew coleman

    Flip63Hole must not be an Ironman fan but that pic gives me faith that this film will rock. If the craptastic Ghost Rider can make over 100 million this for sure can.

  • April 11, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    biggest flop of '07?

    by audioboxer


  • April 11, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    How long will this be up?

    by kinanswer

    Looks good! Lets hope it's better than the animated 'film' a couple of months ago.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:01 p.m. CST


    by KongMonkey

    Looks like Stark was tortured by his captors by being barraged with nonstop repetitive viewing of the Iron Giant.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Dude, I'm hearing Sabbath in my head now!

    by -=Shin=-

    I'm an old comic purist, and this design rocks in just the right way for me - Youtube is going to be crawling with home made music videos of clips of this early suit and Sabbath's Iron Man.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:03 p.m. CST


    by audioboxer

    thats exactly how the grey suit looked when iron man was first introduced....

  • April 11, 2007, 6:03 p.m. CST


    by Archive

    There's a review of the script up at, if that'll help to tide you over.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:05 p.m. CST


    by BloodStaind

    it needs a little more pizazz. rainbows or sparkles would be great. "Bring It On Again One More Time: POW Cheerleading"

  • April 11, 2007, 6:07 p.m. CST

    thats too fucking cool for school

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    please let this be good!!!! fucking love this suit

  • April 11, 2007, 6:08 p.m. CST

    why is everyone

    by audioboxer

    bitching that this suit needs more "pizazz," not to pick on you bloodstaind. this is how tony starks first suit looks. he later "upgrades" to the ol yellow n red, which we will see later in the film

  • April 11, 2007, 6:09 p.m. CST


    by I Cant Believe I Actually Registered

    looks pretty good but im going to have to wait and see what kurt russel thinks

  • April 11, 2007, 6:10 p.m. CST

    So some Iron Man nut

    by fluffybunnywhiskers

    What is the conjecture among geeks - the grey suit is built while Stark is in captivity, he uses the suit to free himself from captivity, goes back to old America, builds a shiny red and gold suit and fights bad guys in the first movie? Or could possibly this grey suit be the main suit of the first movie, with red and gold in sequel? The grey suit looks good, definitely, but I'd be a little disappointed if there was no red/gold suit in this.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Looks FATTER than Bryce Howard in Spiderman

    by Dorothys Taint Again

    What a metallic porker.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST


    by BloodStaind

    i was just joking, i think the suit looks fucking amazing. i just want me some fucking War Machine.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:15 p.m. CST


    by jalfredprufrock

    Perfect. I'm officially more hyped for this than Spidey 2.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    war machine!?

    by audioboxer

    we can only pray. if it does happen, it wont be till a sequel im betting

  • April 11, 2007, 6:17 p.m. CST looks great!

    by jrbarker

    my hopes are on the rise

  • April 11, 2007, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Looks fantastic!

    by foreverguardian

    How perfect is that? Marvellous. I love it :) Here's hoping the red and gold suit is just as cool! :)

  • April 11, 2007, 6:18 p.m. CST

    I can see its metallic TAINT. And the view is good

    by Dorothys Taint Again

    Besides my sarcastic previous post, this suit looks pretty good. Bay could sure learn a thing or two about FAITHFUL adaptations from Favs.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST

    fuckin brilliant!!!

    by WolfmanNards

    That's like DEAD out of the books. It couldn't have been done any better, or realistically. WOW. A plus! I cant wait to see the red and yellow gear.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:25 p.m. CST

    The love child of Galactus and Silver Surfer.

    by thelivingdoll

    I just hope Norrin wasn't the one taking it.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:27 p.m. CST

    by jrbarker

    Original suit... This suit looks perfect.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:28 p.m. CST

    OH MY!!! They fucking NAILED it!! PERFECT!!

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    This could be the greatest comic book movie ever. I have HIGH HIGH hopes for this.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Shouldn't Krang be in that stomach?

    by thelivingdoll

    Seriously, add a few splashes of pink and yellow paint to that robot and you'd have the most famous character out of Dimension X! Shreddaaaaaar!!!!

  • April 11, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Nearly brings a tear to my eye... in a good way

    by odysseus

    After his awesome and underappreciated Zathura, I have faith in Favreau.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Nearly brings a tear to my eye... in a good way

    by odysseus

    After his awesome and underappreciated Zathura, I have faith in Favreau.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Very Promising

    by Mad-Maximus

    The suit looks great, no amount of CGI, I love the look of it and it gives me more confidence in this movie.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:37 p.m. CST


    by tile_mcgillus

    Looks like we might have a really faithful and stylized comic book movie coming! An actually interesting origin story! YES! I'm a little excited.....

  • April 11, 2007, 6:37 p.m. CST


    by JusticeSabre

    That round clunky 60's style just doesn't work onscreen. JON FAVREAU FUCKING LOST.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST

    According to the script review

    by pjdon

    Both armours and War Machine are in there.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST

    I'd hit it...

    by Alonzo Mosely

  • April 11, 2007, 6:41 p.m. CST

    looks good to me - attack of the cybermen!

    by Mr_X

    i hope it doenst hang on too much on his orgin in the first movie, too many orgin superhero movies of late, id ratehr get smack bang into the middle of things. the suit has to be clunky, he has to be clumsy in it, so he can build the red and gold armour. totally money baby, good stuff.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:47 p.m. CST

    He should talk like Bender in this

    by pjdon

    That would make my mouth laugh

  • April 11, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST

    At least his captors let him have all that equipment

    by jimmy_009

    If only John McCain had so much technology at his disposal when he was a POW. I don't know the Iron Man lore, but it seems to make a bunch of sense. Sure.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:55 p.m. CST


    by torontoxic

    very lame. Zathura was painful to watch and it was due entirely to the direction. Sorry dude, you're not money anymore.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    the suit looks too small and stumpy

    by Cedar_Room

    I have no idea what Iron Man is, or why there is a torch in this guys chest, but I'm judging this purely from my own ignorance which is that "Iron Man" is some kind of superhero. And that being the case, isn't RDJr just far too small to be convincing as a super hero? He's the super hero's nerdy friend, not the main ass kicking supremo. And thats what translates into this suit - sure it looks OK but if it was worn by someone 6 foot 5 and physically imposing, you'd just be thinking "Run...Dear God run for your lives from the metallic monster sent from Hades to serve his vengeance". As it is, and this is all very early - it looks slightly ridiculous for someone so short. Happy to be proven wrong as I generally like comic book films and all that. Anyone who knows more about Iron Bloke be sure to correct me.

  • April 11, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    John McCain

    by Quin the Eskimo

    would have single handedly one that war. And would now be predsident of the world.

  • April 11, 2007, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Hey Robert Downey...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius's not too late, dude. Just walk off the set.

  • April 11, 2007, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Oh HELL yes. Iron MF Man Lives!

    by Atomica

    Man that looks awesome for the initial suit. Can't wait to see the others!!!

  • April 11, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    that looks FANtastic

    by CornsilkSW

    If the plot and acting don't suck, this might just redeem marvel after the Ghost Rider fiasco. Let's pray to god that they actually hire a comic book writer for the screenplay this time.

  • April 11, 2007, 7:06 p.m. CST


    by sokitome

    That image looks awsome, this movie looks better and better the more it progresses. To MODLIGHT: are u fucking serious with that question? u don't know where in this day and age he could be a POW? we've only been at war in the middle east for almost 6 fucking years now... please get a clue. To FLIP63HOLE: i'll bet u any amount of money this will not be the bigggest flop of the year and it won't go straight to video. so if u have the balls step up and make that bet let me know

  • April 11, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    direct to video

    by CornsilkSW

    the direct market animated Invincible Iron Man was actually a watchable flick. Easily on par with the X-men cartoons. -------------------------- Marvel is doing this SAFELY. The first film they made to usher in this new era of comic flicks was Blade. They tested the waters carefully with moves like that and prospered. This time they tested the water with a direct market animated film, and are proceeding from there. The pool is warm and the people inviting. Iron Man is gonna rock the deep end in some marco polo.

  • April 11, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST

    dont even know why but i love it

    by pipergates

    suddenly im looking forward a lot more to this thing....

  • April 11, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST

    that has me

    by sHapesHiftinLizard

    fuckin excited as in soul feelin not just a body but an endless energy shooting out of my goddam chest plate, i cannot wait to see this..AAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

  • April 11, 2007, 7:16 p.m. CST


    by audioboxer

    quite a hilarious way of putting it, but i very much agree. MAKE WAY FOR THE IRON MAN BEEEOOTCHES

  • April 11, 2007, 7:16 p.m. CST

    I read an interesting interview with Downey

    by pjdon

    the other day where he said he was only interested in making films that are in essence about the psychology of the character. <p>That sounds like this is definately going to be in the Batman Begins/Spiderman camp rather than Fantastic Four souless bullshit.

  • April 11, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    A Little Less 'RoboCop' And A Little More Nazi Tank

    by georges garvaren

    then you got something: box office poison. But, it would look great.

  • April 11, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Thanks for adding Black Sabbath and...

    by Gandalf the redwhiteandblue

    That costume looks awesome. For those bitcging there is no pleasing you so go away!

  • April 11, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST

    it is perfect

    by sHapesHiftinLizard

    just like the original from the 60's , holy shit, it is just right.

  • April 11, 2007, 7:23 p.m. CST

    its the newest

    by audioboxer

    thing in afghanistanimation

  • April 11, 2007, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Attention Michael Bay...

    by Hairy Nutsack

    ...this is how you develop someone else'e intellectual property, make it fucking look like the intellectual property in question.<p> I'm still not sold on Robert Downey Jr., but this armor is perfect. Betcha the assholes complaining about this picture are the same assholes complaining that the Silver Surfer is...wait for it...SILVER in the new movie.

  • April 11, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST


    by Keo

    Simply cannot wait.

  • April 11, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST


    by Cedar_Room

    I said I generally like comic book films. Not comic books themselves. I prefer reading actual books. You obviously find the concept of reading rather difficult "dumbass".

  • April 11, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Hairy Nutsack

    by photoboy

    Couldn't agree more. That suit is awesome, and just shows what a completely clueless hack that Bay is.

  • April 11, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Barenaked DOOM!

    by tomthumbstallywhacker

    huh? Iron who?

  • April 11, 2007, 7:42 p.m. CST

    ohh please cedarroom

    by audioboxer

    jon favreau is so on the right track with this film its not even funny. let me guess, you were one of the people who bitched that the silver surfer was silver!! (nice one Nutsack!)

  • April 11, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Looks good. But where is his iron?

    by Bronx Cheer

    I am still waiting for my slacks to get pressed.

  • April 11, 2007, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Quint, if you have time to double back to verify pix

    by Bronx Cheer

    then you certainly have time to bring your contests to conclusion. Harry, can you have a talk with the man?

  • April 11, 2007, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Cedar_Room you say

    by pjdon

    "I prefer reading actual books. You obviously find the concept of reading rather difficult "dumbass"."<p>Why?<p>Do books as a rule have harder to read text than comic books?<p>Both require reading words so why does it make someone stupid if they read comic books?

  • April 11, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST


    by audioboxer

    WHYYY THANK YOU. couldnta said it better myself.

  • April 11, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Its Gray then Gold & Then the final Red & Gold

    by Norm3

    Get your history right!

  • April 11, 2007, 7:57 p.m. CST

    My God.

    by SylarTheCylon

    They got it completely right. Completely fantastic, my interest in this movie has reached a new high. The words "flawless design" spring to mind. It looks metal, it looks heavy and hardcore like an unstoppable tank, realistic, raw, gritty. I can't wait to see it in action. Props to all involved, you hit a homerun with this one.

  • April 11, 2007, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Cedar Room, I'm an elitist pseudointellectual

    by Bronx Cheer

    and I even think there's nothing wrong with comic books. The people are still reading, and that's a worthwhile endeavor. Many kids start with comic books and make their way to books without pictures. Anything that keeps their brains churning is a good thing. Beats the hell out of watching television.

  • April 11, 2007, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Yeah, great if Iron Man was Hannibal from the A-Team

    by SantiagoAtez

    It looks ridiculous! I mean, it's tough to take a man dressed up like a bat seriously....but this is even crazier! It looks like he made the suit with scrap iron and a blow torch....isn't he supposed to be a weapon tech. developer? This looks like a bad ep. of the A-Team!

  • April 11, 2007, 8:06 p.m. CST

    The Could Fraggin' Rock!

    by MachinaMan

    'nuff Said.

  • April 11, 2007, 8:06 p.m. CST

    In fact, here's a quick list of intellectual feats

    by Bronx Cheer order of difficulty. 1)Understanding one of Harry Knowles' reviews. 2)Reading a book 3)Reading a comic book 4)Mastering spoken English 5)Tying shoelaces 6)Unzipping one's fly 7)Peeing AFTER taking one's johnson out of the pants 8)Counting to two 9)Besting President George W. Bush in intellectual debate So don't knock comic books. It's tacky.

  • April 11, 2007, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Apparently, you kids have never seen Iron Man before...

    by ZeroCorpse

    Or you never saw anything about his humble beginning in a big, grey hunk of iron like this one. (And for you Spider-Man fans, just think: Aunt May wore that Iron Man suit recently, too!)

  • April 11, 2007, 8:08 p.m. CST

    SantiagoAtez he makes it as a POW

    by pjdon

    He has to secretly make it from bits and pieces under the nose of his captors. <p>Then he flames them.<p> 'Agghhh!' They will scream.<p>'Give me beer stupid rag-heads or i'll flame you again.' he says. <p>Then him and Fry escape.

  • April 11, 2007, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Remember people, the dictionary is your friend.

    by Ktak

    From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary: [iron n. (definition 2): something made of metal and esp. iron (definition 4): STRENGTH, HARDNESS] -- So given the fact that Iron Man's suit is indeed made of metal and is both strong and tough, it's an altogether appropriate name for the character. C'mon folks. If you're going to bitch about something, at least try to do it intelligently.

  • April 11, 2007, 8:14 p.m. CST

    This looks really stupid.

    by Cotton McKnight

    I mean really, when was the last time a "period" movie like this was any good? Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow? Nope. The Rocketeer, etc. etc. All crap.

  • April 11, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Speaking for the over 40's who like slumming the TB's:

    by Dark Knight Lite

    That's spot on. But feel free to whine on, you pre-teen haters. Dark Knight Out.

  • April 11, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Bronx Cheer you still

    by pjdon

    put comic books behind books. I'm sure something like Watchmen takes more brain power to read than a Dan Brown book. They shouldn't really be separated, both require you to read text it's just that one has you look at pictures aswell. So surely you are doing more with you brain than a normal book as you are studying asthetic images as well as reading text.

  • April 11, 2007, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Iron Man armor!!!

    by waites

    it is totally awesome!! Favreau is genius! this movie will be better than anyone can imagine! and Downey will make believers out of all of the people who don't like the casting! he will be fantastic. This is going to be huge!!!!!!!!!I only wish it was opening this summer! does anyone think there could be a trailer at the comic con this summer??? or a teaser trailer??? I hope so!

  • April 11, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST

    More tips from the dictionary

    by Bronx Cheer

    From the Oxford Big Book of Hard Words:</p> <p>Venomy; adj, having the characteristics of Venom:</p> <p>Grindhousey: adj, reminiscent of films that appeared in ramshackle movie theaters commonly referred to as grindhouses.</p> <p>Douchebag; 1) noun, a person who feels it necessary to cite a dictionary as an explanation for why Iron Man is called Iron Man; 2)anyone who complains about a motion picture adaptation of a comic book wherein the filmmakers actually refer to the source material as the basis for the design of the titular character's costume; 3)noun, AICN TBer known as "Bronx Cheer," for using the word "douchebag" in reference to people he does not know</p> <p>COSMPIC POWERS; noun, the various and sundry powers attributed to the Silver Surfer

  • April 11, 2007, 8:26 p.m. CST


    by garyploski

    floor. This movie is exciting me more and more and more with each tidbit that is released out the door. Verily happy with the suit.

  • April 11, 2007, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Cotton, it's not a period movie at all

    by Ktak

    Granted, it looks like it from the photo above, but it actually take place in the present. It looks retro because billionare industrialist/inventor Tony Stark (who, as a POW is being forced by his captors to build a super weapon for them) essentially has to cobble the suit together from scrap. After he escapes and returns to the U.S., he uses his the vast resources of his company to build a sleek, super high-tech red and gold version of the suit which is even more powerful.

  • April 11, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST

    pjdon, placing comic books behind books w/no pix

    by Bronx Cheer

    reflects a belief on my part that the visuals in a comic book help some readers understand the flow of the story, whereas in a book with no pictures, there is more effort required to visualize characters, places etc. It's about the decoding aspect of reading. There is absolutely no argument that there are comic books that are more challenging than many books with no pictures, but generally speaking, I think most people would agree that reading books with no pictures is more challenging. This does not mean that the experience is any better, or that reading comic books requires less intelligence.

  • April 11, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Stealth Armor

    by chavee

    Does anyone remember the stealth suit from back in the 80's? It was like a prototype of what would later be War Machine. That all black suit was pretty cool.

  • April 11, 2007, 8:29 p.m. CST

    It's going to be like The Explorers...

    by pjdon

    except instead of a little Ethan Hawke it RDJ and instead of a spaceship it's a suit and there will be no aliens at the end. But the main elements are there.

  • April 11, 2007, 8:30 p.m. CST

    To those who are complaining,did u ever read the comic?

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    This suit is dead on old school Iron Man. It makes sense because his suit changes over time. This is a real tribute to the source material. What you are calling "lame" is actually incorrect. What would be "lame" is if the suit did not look like Iron Man at all. Sort of the way the Batman suit looked in Batman and Robin. It was fucking terrible. That movie in general sucked. But the point here is that JF actually did his homework and is paying a real homage to the roots of the comic book. This is far from being lame it's perfect. <BR> <BR> Also I read the script review and there was a mention that this movie is heading in the direction of Ang Lee's The Hulk. Well I am one of those in the minority that thinks Ang Lee's The Hulk is one of the best comic book movies ever put on film. It was mature and had a real sense of emotion behind it but it did not connect with the average moron because of that reason. So if Iron Man is headed in that direction then I have very high hopes for this movie being a quality and mature piece of work. So stoked.

  • April 11, 2007, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Meant to say "correct"

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Fuck I hate when the brain does not work right. <BR> <BR> *shakes fist in air* When are you going to get an edit button Harry so us fanboys can correct our mistakes?

  • April 11, 2007, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Bronx Cheer i think that while

    by pjdon

    the pictures do take away from some of the decoding they present a new kind of decoding. Much like watching a film. You brain has to look at the image and try and work out what is happening in the story often without the help of words. <p>It's swings and round-a-bouts really.<p>There are some things that would take a million words to describe that could be summed up in a single image. <p>There are some things a million images couldn't show that could be summed up in a few sentences.

  • April 11, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST


    by dr.bulber


  • April 11, 2007, 8:44 p.m. CST

    too fullmetal

    by bat-kyo

    the suit looks cool...but i cant help thinking that it looks like alphonse elric armor from fullmetal alchemist...

  • April 11, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Thanks PJDON

    by SantiagoAtez

    I didn't know that he actually did make it from bits and pieces as a POW...I thought it just looked that way. Oh well, I still look forward to his more futuristic looking know, the red and yellow one. Or War Machine....oh yeah, looking forward to War Machine.

  • April 11, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    The red and yellow

    by pjdon

    suit will look good even if they directly copy the comic. The one in the teaser poster looks cool.<p>I do worry that it may look a little strange in reality though. It's the way that no matter how well they do the Spidey suit it still looks a little off compared to the CGI scenes.

  • April 11, 2007, 8:58 p.m. CST

    i bet this has been said

    by isildur29

    but this suit needs some nipples

  • April 11, 2007, 8:59 p.m. CST

    New Spidey Trailer!

    by pjdon

    look, more venom! Check out that pic! Thought the last one was the final one. <p>

  • April 11, 2007, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Bronx Cheer, as someone who reveres books so much...

    by Ktak

    ... you should be commending me for actually using a dictionary for its intended purpose. BTW, I prefer "anal-retentive asswipe" to "douchebag" if you don't mind.

  • April 11, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST

    well put, pjdon

    by Bronx Cheer

    My amended list has them tied. A pleasure having a civilized discussion.

  • April 11, 2007, 9:12 p.m. CST

    by corvette63

    Check it out...all of the various Iron Man armors in one pic

  • April 11, 2007, 9:13 p.m. CST

    If it feels a bit weird Bronx Cheer

    by pjdon

    I could just call you gay and say books are crap cuz they have flames on them or star Tom Cruise.

  • April 11, 2007, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Anal-retentive asswipe? No, Ktak. I can't go there.

    by Bronx Cheer

    Too much about the butt. Besides, by calling myself a douchebag, that canceled out any other douchebag taunts.

  • April 11, 2007, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Now, that's more like it, pjdon!

    by Bronx Cheer

    Damn, you hit the trifecta.

  • April 11, 2007, 9:27 p.m. CST

    I know, I was just kidding too.

    by Ktak

    And speaking of the red and gold armor, I'm really curious to see how Downey (or his stunt doubles) "fills it out" so to speak. In the comics, Iron man has very sleek proportions which will be difficult if not impossible to recreate with an actual man-in-suit practical effect. I hope it doesn't come off as too "chunky" like Robocop. The teaser poster image seemed like a good compromise between the comic art and the realities of a practical suit.

  • April 11, 2007, 9:44 p.m. CST

    This looks like the source material is being respected.


    unlike another story being turned into a movie I know of.... <p><p>

  • April 11, 2007, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Hey Bay?


  • April 11, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    You know, I never really liked "Iron Man," but...

    by Gozu

    This is looking more promising by the second. I'm so glad this is a practical effect and not CGI, although I'm sure there will be plenty of that too.

  • April 11, 2007, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Unfair comparison BRUTICUS

    by pjdon

    Not saying Bay got it right by any means but the original Megatron is blocky, shrinks into a gun and has a humans face on a robot. Even just the face part alone! How are they supposed to put that on screen? Cgi human like faces on giant robots?

  • April 11, 2007, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Wow ...

    by Darth Chode

    the tin man with a headlight poking out of his chest. i'm logging off now so i can go start waiting in line.

  • April 11, 2007, 10:04 p.m. CST



    you're right, it makes far more sense to put windshield wipers over megatrons eyes and then have mechanical algorythms to andle them in certain ways in order to portray the emotion the character is feeling. turn the eyeshield inwards = angry, turn them outwards = sad...<p><p><p>My point is, you got two eyes, you got a mouthm you sorta have a nose, you have 2 legs, 2 arms and a head, your bipedal.... why not have liquid metal or liquid sludge/nanomaterial charged faces?<p><p><p>look at the design and MAKE IT WORK.

  • April 11, 2007, 10:05 p.m. CST

    hey its the robot from Zathura!

    by pipergates

    ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • April 11, 2007, 10:11 p.m. CST

    BRUTICUS i'm just not

    by pjdon

    sure liquid metal faces would look any good. But you are right in that they could have got it a bit closer. Anyway I'm not going to get into a TF debate on this talkback, it's really starting to get boring.

  • April 11, 2007, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Iron Man Extremis

    by waites

    Someone mentioned this book.. do you think the movie is going to be based on this? Help!!!

  • April 11, 2007, 10:32 p.m. CST

    mr ahole ramirez, the reason you pay money for

    by Bronx Cheer

    intellectual property instead of downloading it for free is because unauthorized downloading of bootlegged material is theft, and it's unethical and demonstrates a tremendous lack of integrity.

  • April 11, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST


    by Evil Chicken

    That's cool. Spot on the money.

  • April 11, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    It's The Day The Earth Stood Still !

    by Logan_1973

    Whoops. Wrong movie. PS Dio sucks. Ozzy-era Sabbath owns.

  • April 11, 2007, 11:04 p.m. CST


    by ewokstew

    I love it.

  • April 11, 2007, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Mr ahole ramirez

    by pjdon

    Surely the reason not to download it is the quality will be crap and you don't get to see it on the big screen. <p>Although if you download movies then obviously your not a fan of films like most of us so wouldn't be able to notice how good the quality is anyway. <p>Idiot

  • April 11, 2007, 11:16 p.m. CST


    by Playhouse

    I really didn't expect to be wowed when I opened the article. I'm actually impressed with this. It looks cobbled together and much more like a suit of armor than the tech outfit Stark will eventually don. Nice work, Favs.

  • April 11, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST

    A-W-E-S-O-M-E... love that it's almost B&W

    by Calico Pete

    except for the foreground and the very left of the background, this almost looks like it's shot in beautiful B/W! absolutely gorgeous.

  • April 11, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    more on decoding (bronx cheer, pdjon)

    by oisin5199

    I agree that visual decoding of a comic book is a different skill (but not necessarily easier) than reading straight text. I think it's harder for some people. My wife asked me a very good question once: "when you read a comic book, how do you process all the information? Do you look at the picture and then read the words?" I think it is a different skill set. Anyone who thinks that reading a comic is 'easier' than a book has obviously never read something like Promethea. Especially the last issue. <p> btw, this suit looks fucking perfect! My confidence in this film grows by the day. Thanks, Jon!

  • April 11, 2007, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Why would Harry like this?

    by TheRevengeOfBayouWilly

    It's being used by a right-wing weapons maker. He should like the suit if it was made of flowers and voted for Kerry.

  • April 11, 2007, 11:30 p.m. CST


    by Trancer

    Now let's hope they nail the red and gold.

  • April 11, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST

    oisin5199 we take visual decoding for granted

    by pjdon

    Even with something like film. You see a series of images often without any dialouge but yet you can obtain a ton of information.

  • April 11, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST

    No me gusta.

    by thebearovingian

    Por que? Porque.

  • April 11, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST


    by IndustryKiller!

    Brilliant! this continues to be the comic book film in production (yes even over dark knight) that has the potential to do the most justice to it's actual source material. I can't ever remember being this excited for a comic flick in my life. I've been so disappointed in the last ten years. Will you end the hurt Mr. Favreau?

  • April 11, 2007, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Hah, that's great! I'm glad they didn't shy

    by superninja

    away from the bulkiness or cartooniness of it, although it's hard to tell how big it is given the wearer is practially a midget. ;)

  • April 11, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Of course the first suit isn't hot, they're going to

    by superninja

    wow you a little more with each suit.

  • April 12, 2007, 12:14 a.m. CST

    mr ahole ramirez you are an idiot!

    by pjdon

    People spend money to make films.<p>If no one paid to see them then there would be no such thing as film. <p>Why should the rest of us pay your share. <p>If you like a film then surely you are insulting the people who made it by not paying for it. <p>People like you are the reason less risks are taken in hollywood. <p>You drain the industry of money, causing lots of people in the lower end distribution side of things to lose jobs and money.<p>Surely we'd all like to just walk into shops and just take things without paying but we don't. And don't say it's not the same just because it is not a physical item. <p>The effects in Spiderman are fine, they are the best that could be done in the small time given to create them in my opinion. But obviously you are one of these people who know nothing about CGI and think it is an easy process. <p>As a film fan I feel it is my responsibility to spend some of my hard earned money on the industry I rely on. <p>As a film fan I want to see a film in a format and enviroment which compliments it. Not with crap sound and picture on my monitor sitting at my desk. <p>You are an absolute IDIOT.

  • April 12, 2007, 12:17 a.m. CST


    by Vadakin

    Seriously, taken from the Latino Review script review.... <p> SPOILERS AHEAD!!! <p> <p> <p> <p> <p> I'm not sure if the review was of a real script or not, but if it is, I'm a little worried. For one thing, according to the review, the main villain is not the Mandarin, but Howard Stark...Tony Stark's father...maybe he's a bad guy in the comics, I dunno, but it doesn't sit well with me, too much like Hulk...which I liked by the way, I just don't want to see a rehash of the story with a different superhero. E.G. Spidey films being remakes of the Reeve Superman films. <p> Also, the review says that the climax involves Iron Man and War Machine fighting each other...aren't Stark and Rhodes supposed to be best friends? I know Stark has fallen out with everyone he knows pretty much over the course of comic book history, but surely it's too early for Stark and Rhodey to be fighting each other...should be in a sequel that focusses more on Stark's drinking. <p> ANyways, I have a feeling that the script they reviewed may have been fake, or at most an early draft...hope so anyway. <p> y the way, anyone remember the Iron Man cartoon series from the 80's/90's that had Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch (I think) and Spider-girl (or woman...or something) in it? If there's a sequel to Iron Man...screw the canon, bring in Hawkeye :P <p> Oh and the suit in the pic looks cool.

  • April 12, 2007, 12:30 a.m. CST

    I wouldn't be surprised. Of course, Tony couldn't

    by superninja

    actually fight EVIL, that is, after all, just based on a collection of preconceptions. So he has to fight his evil American corporate father, because that's personal. And an easy target.

  • April 12, 2007, 12:31 a.m. CST

    When you say "shoot his flame thrower at the bad guys"

    by s00p3rm4n

    You sound like either Peter Griffin or a 5 year old. Or both. But that's obviously the mindset that gets movies made today, so good for you girl. Sorry I'm externalizing. I'm just pissed that smart people like Kurt Vonnegut die, and the morons running major Hollywood studios aren't stripped of their mortal coil in the same or greater numbers.

  • April 12, 2007, 12:37 a.m. CST

    I like the bit in Casino Royale

    by pjdon

    Where Daniel Craig shoots bullets at the bad guys and they fly through the air and hit them and go inside them and kill them. <p>It was AWESOME!

  • April 12, 2007, 12:43 a.m. CST

    I like the bit in Pulp Fiction

    by Forestal

    Where John Travolta shoots bullets at that guy in the back seat of the car and his brains fly out of his head and don't stay inside!

  • April 12, 2007, 12:49 a.m. CST

    The only nipples...

    by DarthMusashi2112

    I want to see are the ones on Eva Mendes' boobies...and the suit fucking rocks by the way, very old school, very cool.

  • April 12, 2007, 12:49 a.m. CST

    I like the bit in the Matrix

    by pjdon

    where Neo swings his leg and his foot is on the end and it hits agent smith in the face and his head gets hurt.

  • April 12, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Looks very good

    by Phategod1

    I can't wait to see the Red and Gold suit.

  • April 12, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Is That...? Is That Really...?

    by MarkoOhNo

    Is that really a supersoaker attached to his arm...? lol Check it out! What is that?!

  • April 12, 2007, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Otherwise, Yeah...

    by MarkoOhNo

    Looks hella cool. (On 2nd look, I think maybe it's a flamethrower. Still. Would've been cool if it were really a supersoaker. lol)

  • April 12, 2007, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Well he is being held captive in the middle east

    by pjdon

    somewhere so water would have an effect because people there are made out of sand.

  • April 12, 2007, 1:29 a.m. CST

    I'm not even that big a fan of RDJ

    by pjdon

    But i honestly can't think of anyone who would be better for the role. He'll bring so much humour to the role without making it cheesy

  • April 12, 2007, 1:42 a.m. CST


    by MarkoOhNo

    I don't see what the big deal is. I can imagine him pulling it off. Doesn't anyone remember his bit part in Bowfinger? If he can pull off the role of a movie producer, surely he can be a believable multi-millionaire with an alter ego. :) And Natural Born Killers? I thought he did well there too. Seriously though I see no problem with the casting.

  • April 12, 2007, 1:53 a.m. CST

    LatinoReview's script...

    by SpencerTrilby

    is an old, old draft, completely unrelated to the Favreau movie. That old script looked like shit.

  • April 12, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST

    ARe you Kidding me?

    by xhah

    That suit looks absolutely bad ass!!! It looks exactly they way it should... it looks better than anyone should ever deserve to see. I think it is important to see how the creators first imagined him. plus it LOOKS BAD ASS

  • April 12, 2007, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Shaquille O'Neal IS Steel! Coming soon!

    by Reelheed

    oops sorry wrong film.

  • April 12, 2007, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Hey, has anyone mentioned the flames/nipples issue?

    by Laserbrain

    Because I just want to say....

  • April 12, 2007, 2:40 a.m. CST

    and in the end, lightning strikes his grave...

    by ArcadianDS

    ...because Africa will not let Tony Stark die.

  • April 12, 2007, 2:52 a.m. CST

    This is not a Don Murphy production Arcadian

    by Phategod1

    And did anyone notice how much Tori Amos looks like a man now. lust saying thats all.

  • April 12, 2007, 4:02 a.m. CST

    One nice thing about this suit

    by Trader Groucho 2

    Never needs ironing.

  • April 12, 2007, 4:04 a.m. CST

    Looks like Frankenstein in VAN HELSING

    by SpencerTrilby

    ...just kidding! Seriously now, I'll try to play the devil's advocate and show some intelligent bitching. As a long time fan of shellhead, I've been pleased by most of the Favreau's choices so far. But this suit is really annoying me: looks like they're trying sooo hard to pump up the fans with retro designs, but eventually only the script counts. Looks like a G1 TF design: fans are happy on a short sighted view, but I think the gigantic laughter from the non-fans (i.e 95% of the audience) will fuck up our viewing pleasure, ultimately. I don't care about the proto armor: like said John August "sometimes, old stuff sucks" and face it: the first ToS are a little lame by now. I know it sounds like blasphemy, but again I'm a big fan and I only want one armor to kick ass: the Ditko/Granov hybrid, or whatever armor will show up in the second act. I'm starting to wonder if the whole "we're big fans too! Faithful to the source True Believers! Word!" is not another MSJ-ish joke. I still give Fav's the benefit of the doubt of course, but that so many fans are indulgent toward this laughing stock of a design... I hope Downey leaves Kabul real fast.

  • April 12, 2007, 4:08 a.m. CST


    by Evil Hobbit

    looks sweet

  • April 12, 2007, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Looks fucking great

    by Steve Rogers

    Very true to the original look, kudos to Favreau (although with Marvel actually being the studio in charge, it damn well ought to be faithful in appearance!). Excellent work Favs, keep it up with the later generations of armour. I had little to no hopes for this movie a year ago but the casting - especially of RDJ - and everything I have seen since has me really excited for it.

  • April 12, 2007, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Needs more cowbell...

    by Green Arrow

    Just kidding, the suit looks awesome. Can't wait for this one.

  • April 12, 2007, 5:28 a.m. CST

    It does look Great!!

    by Redfive!

    Im glad there incorporating the old school suit in this because it is a great suit.I just think this film is gonna be Ghost Rider-ish,where it was cool but not Spiderman Great.

  • April 12, 2007, 5:45 a.m. CST

    Another song for a comic hero

    by hallmitchell

    For Thor Movie. Play Kiss " God of Thunder ".

  • April 12, 2007, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Like it.

    by fireclown

    They might pull this off.

  • April 12, 2007, 6:12 a.m. CST

    he looks like the robots from Zathura

    by Kloipy

    Where's Vince Vaughn? J/k looks badass

  • April 12, 2007, 6:25 a.m. CST

    yeah that looks sweet

    by misnomer

    never read Iron Man in my life, but that looks pretty cool. Dont know why people are expecting the red and yellow design though...I think this is the suit youre gettting.

  • April 12, 2007, 6:38 a.m. CST

    nailed it - looks perfect..

    by just pillow talk

    one suit down, one more to go. I have faith that the red and gold suit will look just as cool.<p>misnomer, the red suit will be coming, I'm thinking halfway through or so. Perhaps they'll have the gray suit destroyed or he'll get his ass handed to him and therefor he has to come up with a more advanced suit.

  • April 12, 2007, 6:46 a.m. CST


    by Pound Sand

  • April 12, 2007, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Nicely done

    by ByTor

    Someone cut the designer a bonus check, because the grey suit is *nailed*. (I like the Fritz Lang comment someone made above; the original Iron Man suit definitely should have some Fritz Lang about it.) Can't wait to see the red and gold now. Way to go, Favreau.

  • April 12, 2007, 7:16 a.m. CST


    by Cedar_Room

    It seems that reading too many wonder gimp in the 5th dimension comics has addled your brain also. The point I was making was that jfp2006 said I was a dumbass for saying I liked comic books but had no idea what Iron Man was about. Infact, I did not write that I liked comic books, but rather comic book films. That was why I criticised his reading abilities. It was not meant as a derogatory comment on comic book readers/reading - but since you started that debate I think its rather sad that comic people always have to justify what they are doing. For me, comics are for children and should remain for them. Its like those people who wear Thundercats T-shirts, or buy the whole first series of He-Man on dvd - hey wasn't it great? Well...maybe when I was 9, but I've grown up now. I prefer watching the Wire. And I don't consider myself an intellectual snob, but generally speaking I think it takes more effort to read a book WITHOUT pictures than with - thats why children start with the hungry caterpillar rather than James Joyce.

  • April 12, 2007, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Holy crap!!!

    by grendel69

    Looks great!!!!!!!!!!

  • April 12, 2007, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Suit: AWESOME, Helmet: LAME,

    by BetaSword

    Suit: AWESOME, Helmet: LAME, I hope there will be a new Helmet, or is this only for the first 1-2 Battles, like the Spider-Suit in Spiderman1

  • April 12, 2007, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Yo Cedar

    by SpencerTrilby

    your arguments and the examples you associate with them are irrelevant: He-man DVDs or Thundercats T-shirts are stuff created out of nostalgia, to cash in on purposedly kiddies TV shows. James Joyce refers to The Count of Monte Cristo in his autobiography but in some countries Dumas is also labeled as kids' litterature... I believe it's intellectually similar to write (and to read - and understand) a Joyce's short story, a French classic 1500 pages novel, ans Alan Moore's Watchmen. Once you read those three, come back here and prove me wrong.

  • April 12, 2007, 7:55 a.m. CST

    how many suits will be used in Iron Man?

    by waites

    ok.. so we have this very cool one and we know we will get the red and gold one. Is that it?? how many suits of armor do you think will be used?? imagine the excitement when we see the red and gold one! holy Iron Man!!!!!

  • April 12, 2007, 8:02 a.m. CST

    That's amazing...

    by Childe Roland they went inside my head and grabbed the vision I've always had of how origin Iron Man would look in a live-action rendering.<p>As far as superhero looks translating flawlessly to the screen, this one goes right up there with Reeve's Superman.

  • April 12, 2007, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Just about perfect!

    by PackyMcCracken

    For those who have no idea what they're talking about, here is the first appearance of Iron Man. This suit is very nice. Makes sense. Is a tribute to the original designs, but more complicated and realistic. I really want to see the red and gold version, but feel pretty darn confident they'll do the right thing now.

  • April 12, 2007, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Look Ma..No Flames!

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Someone in Hollyweird knows how to get it right!

  • April 12, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Now THAT was a fucking introduction.

    by Zarles

    Well done, Harry.

  • April 12, 2007, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Damn it looks sweet

    by kilik777

    As good as I was hoping it would look. Lets hope it moves as cool as it looks.

  • April 12, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST

    You don't like the "mean eyes"?

    by Sloppo

    It looks almost EXACTLY like the original... I think it's perfect... \m/

  • April 12, 2007, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Looks great

    by isispop

    Passes my crit in the two main areas/concerns. Looks great both as being loyal to the original comic design...and also has that look that someone actually put it together out of practical things/weapons lyin around. Thumbs up!

  • April 12, 2007, 8:47 a.m. CST

    It pains me to say it... but great job on the 1st suit.

    by JDanielP

    Now, ...let's see them do as well, if not better, on the all important 2nd suit, ...the red and gold. And if they manage to give me goosebumps with the next (all important) trademark IRON-MAN suit, ...well, I'll be floored. Maybe I won't give a damn that I disagree with the casting of Tony Stark, since I won't be able to see RDJ within. Give me some killer effects worthy of the new TRANSFORMERS flick, and I'll have to check this out after all. And again, allow me to say that I don't have an issue against Robert Downey, Jr. I just don't find him to be right for Tony Stark, in my eyes. (I'm an IRON-MAN fan. I care.) But in the end, maybe I'll accept this interpretation after all. If it's a good flick, what can anyone say against it, ...other than (perhaps) "I would've rather seen so-and-so play Tony Strark."

  • April 12, 2007, 9 a.m. CST

    Looks like

    by Fecal Debris

    you could bake muffins and cornbread in his tummy and brew tea in his helmet. Can't tell from this photo, but the suit probably has a huge metal schlong.

  • April 12, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Gray Iron Man

    by Cobbio

    I know who Iron Man is, but I've never read the comics. The group of screenwriters and production people Favreau put together for this film gave me goosebumps, though, and that shot of Stark's first Iron Man suit looks intense. It's got a threatening, don't fuck with me look to it, and the tech isn't polished or silly looking.<p> This film is creeping nicely onto the scene. Can't wait.

  • April 12, 2007, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Somebody call the nitwits behind "Fantastic Four"

    by Movietool

    and shame them with this image. If only Dr. Doom could have been one half as faithful.

  • April 12, 2007, 9:18 a.m. CST

    This gray prototype suit looks sweet as hell.

    by SpyGuy

    The big and clunky prototype suit makes sense for Act One, then the more streamlined '70s red and gold armor would work for Act Two, and then the current red and gold version for Act Three. Don't let me down, Foggy!

  • April 12, 2007, 9:32 a.m. CST

    I think I'm going to cry

    by YO MOM'S GOAT

    That is so beautiful. Anyone remember that ephisode of Entourage where the guys were opening Aquaman and hoping against all hope that it could beat Spiderman's box office and it didn't seem possible and they couldn't do it but then they did?<p> Did anyone else have this crazy sense of accomplishment for Vinnie and the guys when that happened? That's the way I'll be following this one... hoping against all hope that someone actually understands the greatest Super Hero of my childhood, tells a story about him that's worth telling, doesn't muck up his charactirization and make him a hippie liberal socialist and that everyone and their moms and grandmas shows up opening day to watch him in action.<p> That is my dream. Gosh I love that picture.

  • April 12, 2007, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Uh... Not impressed!

    by Kid Z

    Take off the lower part of the faceplate... and you've got... Shaquille O'Neal as Steel!

  • April 12, 2007, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Major IM fan

    by toadkillerdog

    I just love the suit. Repeating what has been said in earlier posts - it gives me goosebumps. Yes. RDJ casting caught me off-guard, and since I have been a lifelong fan of ol iron britches - although I truly can not stand the newer fascistic IM, and refuse to buy or read them, still I remember when 25 years ago, Tom Selleck would have been the perfect casting. David Michelinie and Bob Layton created the definitive look and personality of the golden avenger. I still pull those late 70's early eighties books out a re-read them. Just classic. IM 128 (if you do not know what that mean, you are not a fan) is the greatest of them all. I just can't wait to see the golden avenger on the big screen. Here's hoping they nail the classic armor too.

  • April 12, 2007, 9:51 a.m. CST

    especially considering the lack of enthusiasm

    by just pillow talk

    when Favreau got his hands on it. I can see his ballsack however, and it's too gray.

  • April 12, 2007, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Not bad; no talkback for Roscoe Lee Browne?

    by Mr Incredible

    I need to see more footage for Iron Man, but come on...just something on Roscoe. You may not have seen him in much, but he left an impression in LOGAN'S RUN.

  • April 12, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Not universal lauding of casting

    by toadkillerdog

    I am reserving judgment on RDJ. Not because he is not physically imposing - the armor will take care of that, and he is a tremendous actor who will nail the psychological aspects of the role, but Tony Stark is a handsome, suave, sophicated ladykiller. Taht is also integral to his personality. I will wait and see how RDJ does with that. Could care less about Paltrow. I like Terrence Howard. Truly hate the character Obadiah Stane (a low water mark in the series). Once agin, will reserve judgement until I see finished product. But can nothelp but get excited over the direction it has taken.

  • April 12, 2007, 10 a.m. CST

    Suit looks sweet

    by indyjonez100

    I have to agree, it looks cool. Now what about the classic suit, red and yellow, what will it look like?

  • April 12, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST


    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Simply amazing. I love it.

  • April 12, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Unfucking believable! This looks PERFECT!

    by Datascream

    That is EXACTLY what the gray suit looks like, of course with more details but it's exactly what it should be. Great Jorb Favreau!

  • April 12, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Senator, love the suit.

    by Bubba Gillman

    Has the same sort of retro look that Favreau used in Zathura. Wasn't crazy about that movie, but liked the look of it (rivets in the spaceships, etc.). I just wish Robert Downey wasn't underneath it. I like him as an actor, but this role doesn't seem to suit him. See what I did there?!

  • April 12, 2007, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Looks alright

    by kingoflight

    Not a huge iron man fan but you guys seam to genrally like it, its got a hint of new design kind of like the cyber men from doctor who. I just got a wierd feeling because its so stactic this picture that this thing will not move. i'll hold myself for not going to harshly on something over looks just yet, at least till i see it in an action pose.

  • April 12, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Great looking original suit...

    by iron pills

    Like someone said "waay" before me in the talkback, it looks like they got the grey armor "perfect", and yet people still bitch! I'm telling you, sometimes there's just no pleasing some of you. It seems cooler these days to tear a movie down before it's even given a chance. Favreau and Iron Man could be a great team-up. As successful as Raimi and Spiderman? Who can say? But of course we're talking about two different Marvel characters. One that's universally recognized, and one that's a little less known, though I love both characters. I'm holding out hope for this movie, seems like all the right steps are being taken. But then again, I thought they nailed the look of Ghost Rider, and the flick was "ehhh"..

  • April 12, 2007, 12:53 p.m. CST

    DAMN, good point iron pills....

    by Hairy Nutsack

    They definitely got Ghost Rider's look perfect, too bad he was in such an awful, awful movie.<p> That really fucking depresses me now, even with this fantastic looking armor, Marvel has sucked hind tit with most of their movies.<p> Please, please, please Mr. Favreau, give us Spiderman and not Ghost Rider!!

  • April 12, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Question about the song...

    by Hairy Nutsack

    Can anyone tell me who the hell Ozzy is talking about in that song?

  • April 12, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    What the hell is...

    by Somerichs

    Paul Shaffer's mug doin in that psychedelic background behing Sabbath? Talk about a bad trip, man! :)

  • April 12, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    What's with nobody wanting him?

    by Jackie Boy

    Now he'll have his revenge!

  • April 12, 2007, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Looks good...

    by Gatack

    Still not sure about Downey playing Tony... not that I doubt his talent but I'm just not seeing it. Hopefully I'll be proven wrong.

  • April 12, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST

    The suit looks great now....

    by Rumple Tumskin

    they just need a title like "Iron Man Xtreme" cause all titles with an X in them get higher ratings

  • April 12, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    nice that it's right out of the book, but...

    by samsquanch

    the eyes/mouth look ...weird... off center? I can't imagine how you'd be able to see in that thing.

  • April 12, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Looks like threepio's alcoholic abusive dad

    by ltdillah12


  • April 12, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    It's Power Cosmic, Bronx Cheer, not Cosmic Powers...

    by MechaTruffautMk2

    Anyway, this suit looks awesome...Jesus, I can't even find a single thing to complain about. You might as well close down the talkbacks as soon as possible.

  • April 12, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Original "Tales od Suspense" cover

    by Snookeroo

    March, 1963:

  • April 12, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Original "Tales ofSuspense" cover

    by Snookeroo

    March, 1963:

  • April 12, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Which is very similar to the "Tales OF Suspense" cover

    by Snookeroo


  • April 12, 2007, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Too Irony!!

    by boba_rob

    Looks good, like an Iron Man should. Hope he does Gwenyth from behind in the suit using a retractable iron dong. That would be better than anything in Spiderman 2 or Batman Begins.

  • April 12, 2007, 2:02 p.m. CST


    by heyscot

    Thanks Favreau & Co.! Can't wait to see the movie and can't WAIT to see Downey Jr. as TONY "IRON MAN" STARK!!!! WOOHOO YOU GUYS NAILED THE SUIT!

  • April 12, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST

    "Don't touch his Master Cylnder, Mr. Felix!"

    by TimBenzedrine

    Just trying to get some attention here. Actually,it looks pretty good.

  • April 12, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST



    I don't think a superhero film has ever had such positive feedback. Right from the beginning. People originally hated the thought of Keaton as Batman, Maguire as Spidey and Jackman as Wolvie. But when Downey was announced - it was perfect casting in mosts eyes (maybe only Jean Luc Picard as Xavier was so warmly received) The rest of the iron cast (save maybe Paltrow) has also been heralded as great. Then finally we see the first costume. SPOT ON. My only hope is the final product lives up to what has preceded it. All I can say to favreau is "VERY MONEY BABY!"

  • April 12, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    I can't believe I'm starting to like Iron Man

    by trombone

    I never liked it as a kid. But this past year (actually since the beginning of Invincible Iron Man with Warren Ellis) he's been growing on my slowly--like mold. And as I've been hearing things about this movie I get more and more (slowly) excited. I just saw Zodiac and Downey Jr was GREAT. That scene in his boathome where he just gives up is great. I REALLY wanted him to turn it around, to become the journalist hero. He's a fanTAStic choice and will bring a lot of depth to Iron Man. The man who wears a shell because he's too vulnerable to be there himself. The industrialist who secretly hates himself so he hides behind technology. Wow. I'm getting excited.

  • April 12, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Going to Midnight showing of Spider-Man in NYC

    by trombone

    Anyone going?

  • April 12, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST !!!

    by RobinP

    I'm writing this before reading the other tb comments, so as to ensure a clear, unfettered train of thought. I saw this on my monitor at work today, but couldn't respond due to the fun police. Having come home and seen it again - I just can't wait to see this movie. It looks to me that they're getting it right. This is exactly the kind of makeshift armor that I'd hope to see if Stark is a POW. The headpiece looks exactly like the original creation, and the glowing chest piece is exactly right. This looks as clunky and practically unmaneuverable as it should. (This is NOT a criticism. I'm a huge fan of Marvel comics and grew up reading them. Over the past couple of years, I've been collecting reprints on the form of the Marvel Essential collections, which are probably my best, most affordable means of reliving childhood memories and re-owing those classics I had as a kid, which an overzealous mother threw away claiming they'd rot my brain. Maybe they did - look where I ended up - here on AICN talkback. Anyhow, that damned woman cost me a freakin' fortune over the years and if she were still alive - I'd sue her. Back to the point, I have several of those Marvel Legends figurines, including the first appearance Iron Man and it didn't really occur to me until I took a good look at it how cumbersome the costume would be in reality - perfectly reflected here.)Okay (breathe, Rob...breathe)now here's hoping they've also got the classic red & gold equally nailed. My fingers are crossed, my hopes are high.

  • April 12, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST


    by quadrupletree

    So far so good Favrau! Keep it up.

  • April 12, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    flame on!

    by DarkCable

    i believe this is what certain talk backers want to see...

  • April 12, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Blackberry Pearl Trackball

    by toadkillerdog

    Ok - I just had to say it. His chest beam looks the trackball on my blackberry pearl. If this is the only 'negative' thing, well this wil be a helluva movie.

  • April 12, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    MARK I ?

    by Watkins

    very cool- kind of has a MARK I feel to it though-with the numbers and visible welds. Perhaps we're seeing a suit that appears in the film- just not the final version.

  • April 12, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Dio has nothing to do with Sabbath's Iron Man

    by BEARison Ford


  • April 12, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST


    by knifeandfork

    Looking good! I like how cobbled together and industrial it looks. What i'd like to know though , is wether its the only armour we'll see in the film or not. Anybody know?

  • April 12, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST


    by knifeandfork

    Looking good! I like how cobbled together and industrial it looks. What i'd like to know though , is wether its the only armour we'll see in the film or not. Anybody know?

  • April 12, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST


    by Datascream

    we'll be seeing the traditional red and gold armor as well as War Machine (I think) so yeah, we WILL be getting all the above.

  • April 12, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Is this Iron Man or STEEL 2?

    by My Ass Smells

    looks retarded

  • April 12, 2007, 4:27 p.m. CST


    by knifeandfork

    Thanks for clearing that up for me.

  • April 12, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST

    grey vs red & gold

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    I 'm sure he'll have they grey suit through most of the film with the reveal of the modernized version towards the(or at the very)end, setting up all Red & Gold sequels (let's hope). This is why geek movies should be made by geeks. In fact, any filmaker making comic/videogame movies should be required to take a geek IQ test before being hired.

  • April 12, 2007, 5:35 p.m. CST

    do you know why

    by Napoleon Park

    Do you know why Stark gold plated the armor? No, not to show off how rich he was, it was because the original gray iron suit scared children. Really.

  • April 12, 2007, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I am not thrilled with RDJ at all and even

    by superninja

    less so at Paltrow. But I like Bridges and think Howard would've been a great Stark.

  • April 12, 2007, 6:01 p.m. CST



    just sweet...that is all

  • April 12, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST

    to Trombone

    by waites

    Hey.. love your comments about Downey jr. in Zodiac! yes that boathouse scene was so damn good! " yes someone should write a book". loved it. I think Downey will be awesome in this movie. The unbelievers should see him in Zodiac. He was awesome. The man can flat out act. And one more time.. this armor is so freaking good!! just totally what I wanted to see. Thankyou Jon!!!

  • April 12, 2007, 7:26 p.m. CST

    My Opinion...

    by DuncanDisorderly

    This film will take everyone by surprise. With Jon Favreau directing and the albeit flawed genius Robert Downey in the title role this film looks extremely promising. Iron Man will be up there with all the great comic book movies i.e. anything not directed by either Mark Stephen Johnson, Tim Story or Joel Schumacher...

  • April 12, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    youtube: A cool exec with a glockenspiel

    by ETI

  • April 12, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST

    MechaTruffautMk2, it's COSMPIC POWERS!!1!

    by Bronx Cheer

    Not too long ago in a talkback about Spider-Man or something similar, DHAMAKA2007 was ranting about the superiority of Krrish and the Silver Surfer, and in his all-caps tirade, he made a typo and thus gave the world COSMPIC POWERS. I think superninja thinks I am off my rocker for having found DHAMAKA2007 as funny as I did, but sometimes something just hits you the right way. So that's why it's COSMPIC POWERS, and why it will always be.

  • April 12, 2007, 9:56 p.m. CST

    He's got flames!!!!

    by decfx

    sorry, but I couldn't resist. It took me about 5 minutes to do so sorry for the sloppy

  • April 12, 2007, 9:56 p.m. CST

    sorry for the sloppy typing, too

    by decfx

  • April 12, 2007, 10:01 p.m. CST

    "Spidey films being remakes of Superman"

    by NHRonin

    Are you shitting me? Spiderman I and II were faithful adaptions of the Spidey comics. Well, other than organic webshooter (which worked so well in the movie it's been written in the comic continuity) and the dreadful casting of Bucky Dunst as supermodel Mary Jane.

  • April 12, 2007, 10:21 p.m. CST

    "I am not a gun!"

    by Jonah Echo

    Seriously though, this image looks great. Perfect design, and with Downey Jr. on board as well as Favreau, I think this has great potential to be one of the best superhero films thus far. Alot of it will no doubt rest upon the tone. The Hulk wasnt really a failure because it dared to be thoughtful or audacious it was that it tried to be a big summer, bang things to pieces flick, languid humanist art piece and brooding David Mamet play all in the same movie. I enjoyed it for many of its moments, and those big Hulk sequences were great, but having abstract visuals and endings contemplating ruptured families in the same scene where a big green dude in ripped shorts fights a big mutant poodle in a pine tree is a little scattershot to feel terribly cohesive. In Iron Man, most of the human factor and character shadings are already built into the story, and dont need to be awkwardly shoehorned in.My only question is if the Dragon, Fin-Fang Foom or something(forgive me, its been years since I read Iron Man) will make an appearance in the movie. As cool as Iron Man fighting a dragon would be, only a very specific tone would fit it. And if you achieved that tone, brilliance! Anyone who has seen Zathura knows though that Jon could pull this off.

  • April 13, 2007, 12:26 a.m. CST


    by captainkrk


  • April 13, 2007, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Let's not forget the weakness of the source material

    by Krinkle

    and the fact that Favreau, while well-liked, has not proven he has much knack for filmmaking. Being that IRON MAN is so, so, so pathetically similar to BATMAN in inspiration... how will unhappy 15-year-olds sweat the inevitable (and Earth-shaking, of course) comparisons to BATMAN BEGINS (which is just about the worst title that any good movie is saddled with)

  • April 13, 2007, 1:14 a.m. CST


    by Yamato

    Just perfect! That's all I can say. If you've read Iron Man, as I did throughout the 80's this is just perfect as Tony's first suit. I wish they were doing the Obadiah Stane arc, with the "Iron Monger" suit vs Iron Man.

  • April 13, 2007, 7:54 a.m. CST

    "the way DIO & OZZY intended..."???

    by kadath

    Surely you know that Dio REPLACED Ozzy as lead singer of Black Sabbath (in 1979). Dio wasn't a member of Sabbath when 'Iron Man' was written or released (in 1971). I think you mean 'Tony Iommi and Ozzy...'

  • April 13, 2007, 8:01 a.m. CST


    by kadath

    "Weakness of the source material"? What, in your opinion, is strong source material for a comic book film? Iron Man's origin, the 'Demon in a Bottle' issues, Stark's fall and eventual return - this is classic stuff. And how is Iron Man at all similar to Batman? Because they both inherited money?

  • April 13, 2007, 9:11 a.m. CST

    You beat me to punch Kadath about Krinkle

    by toadkillerdog

    Krinkle, dude or dudette, you really need to do some research before setting forth with your thoughts. The late 70's early eighties source material is some of the finest writing and drawing that has ever graced comics. The great Michelinie/Layton team took the Golden Avenger to heights undreamed of. It really should be Justin Hammer, not Obadiah Stane that is the villain, but nevertheless, IM has nothing to do with Batman other than having money. Tony Stark is a fully realized character. Bruce Wayne, has been for the most part, just an alter-ego (although this has gotten better in the past 20 years or so).if the stick to the above mentioned source material, it will be a truly great flick.

  • April 13, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to this

    by liljuniorbrown

    Fav's has done his homework.

  • April 13, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Is that a squirt bottle on his forearm?

    by Dammit Knowles


  • April 13, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    The headlight in his chest

    by TimBenzedrine

    The headlight in his chest makes him look like he was designed by Preston Tucker.(for the movie "Tucker, the Man and His Iron Suit")

  • April 13, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST


    by tHeGRinGoGenTiLE

    Wait I...uh...nothing, nothing.

  • April 13, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST

    I am geeked!

    by vittala23

    Looks great! I always loved Iron Man when I read comics as a kid. If suit version 1 looks this good I cant wait to see the modern ones.

  • April 13, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Looks Lame

    by warghost

    And I NEVER complain when they modernize comic characters. This suit looks lame, but that's because I was expecting so much more considering Stan Winston designed this suit.

  • April 13, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST

    ROM ... that's hilarious!

    by Lamerz

    We always mocked the ROM comic as kids....<P> The suit looks hawt. Can't wait for this one. I wonder if Stark's hair is nappy when he gets out of the suit?

  • April 13, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST


    by Lamerz

    Hell yeah!

  • April 13, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST

    I loved ROM as a kid

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    not so much now. This suit is freaking awesome. I am totally on board with this. I love RDJr. Great actor. I'll give Paltrow a chance. Howard is brilliant. Hope they do it up right and proper. So far so good.

  • April 14, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Look good but. . . . . . .

    by skydog

    Jon Favwrong is still directing.

  • April 14, 2007, 6:06 p.m. CST

    The seamed helmet reminds me of "Big Guy & Rusty",

    by Otter

    but all in all, it looks great, like it just stepped out of "Tales of Suspense". For all of you chimps that don't think the suit looks like much, reference those issues, then you'll have a better understanding of the genesis of the suit.

  • April 14, 2007, 10 p.m. CST

    It's the Michelin Man

    by Doctor_Sin

    But, looks fucking sweet.

  • April 14, 2007, 10:20 p.m. CST


    by Anino

    He's going to press the creases out of my slacks! Don't kill me.

  • April 15, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Anybody remember

    by SpencerTrilby

    ...that flame-throwing armored dude in Lethal Weapon 4? Looks the same. I totally agree with warghost. I think modernized designs (if handled correctly) are better to suspend disbelief. And I know my ToS back issues by heart. My concern is not: "the suit looks lame" because it's a brilliant recreation of the original. My concern is: Why did they chose to stick SO close to the original in the first place? Why not create some cool, RELEVANT new design entirely? Does the crowd really screams for steampunk designs? Or G1 Transformers looks?

  • April 15, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST

    It's not the metal it's the brains behind it.

    by lettersoftransit

    The reason it looks like it cost 10 million even though "it's supposed to be made of a few hundred bucks worth of scraps" is that it's not the metal that makes a machine, it's the brains that put it together. The material that makes up your computer and your Ipod has been there all along; nobody knew what to do with them until recently. Just like the keys to all the machines and medicines and cures for global warming et al are right beneath our feet; we just don't know yet what to do with them.

  • April 16, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST



    I am definitely first. Without question. No question mark, no doubt. I am first to post on this talkback. First, first, first.<Br><br>Today.

  • April 16, 2007, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Jonah Echo . . .


    "I enjoyed it for many of its moments, and those big Hulk sequences were great, but having abstract visuals and endings contemplating ruptured families in the same scene where a big green dude in ripped shorts fights a big mutant poodle in a pine tree is a little scattershot to feel terribly cohesive."<br><br>This is a perfect description of what was wrong with The Hulk.