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Marvel and Disney release official plot details for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Marvel and Disney release official plot details for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) --Hot off a summer of winning critics and the box office, Disney released new details about the sequel to Marvel's flagship franchise, "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
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Joss Whedon apologizes to Korea for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' movie

Joss Whedon apologizes to Korea for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' movie

March 28 (UPI) -- Joss Whedon has apologized to South Korea before 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' begins its shoot in Seoul.
Annie Martin
Downey Jr. signs up for two more 'Avengers' movies

Downey Jr. signs up for two more 'Avengers' movies

LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) -- Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to play billionaire inventor Tony Stark and his alter-ego Iron Man in two more "Avengers" films, Marvel announced Thursday.
'Avengers' to be screened in space

'Avengers' to be screened in space

BURBANK, Calif., June 1 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Marvel Studios says it has arranged for a screening of "The Avengers" at the International Space Station, now orbiting 220 miles above Earth.
Downey to play Iron Man three more times

Downey to play Iron Man three more times

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to play Tony Stark in two "Iron Man" sequels, as well as in the superhero ensemble film "The Avengers."

Defense Focus: Iron Man lessons -- Part 4

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- U.S. warship designers for decades have ignored the fundamental lesson of the hit movie "Iron Man" -- armored protection matters.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Defense Focus: Iron Man lessons -- Part 3

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- The first reaction of millions of American kids -- and American dads who are still kids at heart -- on seeing the super-hit movie "Iron Man" is that top gun ace fighter pilots of the U.S. Air Force must have almost the same weapons systems and cool speed and powers of genius arms designer Tony Stark and his amazing armor.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Defense Focus: Iron Man lessons -- Part 1

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The hit movie "Iron Man" teaches low-tech as well as high-tech lessons about preparing armies for modern war.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst
Paltrow: My kids don't know I'm an actress

Paltrow: My kids don't know I'm an actress

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- She may be one of the world's most famous women, but U.S. actress Gwyneth Paltrow says she doesn't think her two small children are aware of what her job is.
Director: Paltrow sought 'Iron Man' role

Director: Paltrow sought 'Iron Man' role

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Hollywood film director Jon Favreau said he didn't immediately think of Gwyneth Paltrow for a role in "Iron Man," but was thrilled to hear she wanted a part.

Terrance Howard joins 'Iron Man' cast

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Actor Terrence Howard is slated to join Robert Downey Jr. in the upcoming Jon Favreau-directed film "Iron Man." Daily Variety reported that the movie is the first to come from a financing arrangement formed between Marvel Studios and Merrill Lynch.

Robert Downey Jr. to play Iron Man

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Actor Robert Downey Jr. has landed the lead role of Tony Stark in Marvel's first independently produced film, "Iron Man."

Actor Terrence Howard linked to 'Iron Man'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard is in talks to join the cast of the film adaptation of Marvel Comics' "Iron Man," it was reported in Hollywood.

New Hulk No Nice Guy

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- For more than 40 years, The Incredible Hulk has been the brutish but ultimately well-meaning misunderstood big little boy of children's superhero comics. No mor
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst
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Iron Man is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963), and was created by writer-editor Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, and artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby.

Born Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark, he is an industrialist playboy and genius engineer who suffers a severe heart injury during a kidnapping and is forced to build a destructive weapon. He instead creates a powered suit of armor to save his life and escape captivity. He later decides to use the suit to protect the world as Iron Man. Through his multinational corporation, Stark Industries, Tony created military weapons and his own metal suit is laden with technological devices that enable him to fight crime. Initially, Iron Man was a vehicle for Stan Lee to explore Cold War themes, particularly the role of American technology and business in the fight against communism. Subsequent re-imaginings of Iron Man have gradually removed the Cold War themes, replacing them with more contemporary concerns such as corporate crime and terrorism.

Throughout most of the comic's history, Iron Man has been a member of the superhero team the Avengers and has been featured in several incarnations of his own various comic book series. The character has been adapted for several animated TV shows and films, as is played by Robert Downey, Jr. in the live action film Iron Man and a brief appearance in The Incredible Hulk; Downey will reprise the role in the upcoming sequel, Iron Man 2.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Tony Stark."
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