This whole Iron Man thing turning out to be quite the…well, success, basically. The newest installment — Iron Man 3 — hits theaters on May 3…which means it’s time for Iron Man fans to get ready.
But, if you haven’t jumped on the Iron Man wagon yet (why not??), here’s a little taste of what you’re missing:
Real Name: Anthony Edward Stark
Height: 6’1″; 6’6″ (in armor)
Weight: 225 lbs.; 425 lbs. (in armor)
Place of Birth: Long Island, New York
First Appearance: Tales of Suspense #39 (1963)
Aliases: “Shellhead,” “Golden Avenger,” “Tetsujin”; formerly Crimson Dynamo, Iron Knight, Hogan Potts, “Spare Parts Man”
Who is Tony Stark?
As a boy, Tony was fascinated with building and controlling machines. At the age of 15, Tony entered the undergraduate electrical engineering program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and graduated with two master’s degrees by the time he was 19. Tony went to work for Stark Industries (his parents’ firm), but showed more interest in living a reckless playboy lifestyle than using his engineering skills. At the age of 21, Tony inherited Stark Enterprises when his parents were killed in a car accident secretly orchestrated by rival corporation Republic Oil (later ROXXON). Still lacking in business acumen, Tony promoted secretary Virginia “Pepper” Potts to be his executive assistant and left the majority of his workload on her so that he could avoid what he saw as a burden.
Interested in learning more about Tony Stark/Iron Man? You can everything you’ve ever wanted to know by checking out Marvel Universe Wiki.
Marvel’s Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/”Iron Man” against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: Does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black. The movie is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.
Iron Man 3 is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. The film releases May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is rated PG-13 and runs 129 minutes.
And how cute is this?