First look at Downey Jr. as Tony Stark

Well you got that early look at what is quickly becoming, next to The Dark Knight, the Oysters most anticipated summer 2008 movie. Iron Man, directed by Jon Favreau and starring among others: Robert Downey Jr., Gwenyth Paltrow, Terrance Howard and Jeff Bridges.

Now, USA Today, has a first look at Robert Downey Jr. portraying industrial billionaire Tony Stark.


What’s always been very cool about the Tony Stark character, besides his alcoholism (which makes Downey Jr. a perfect actor to play the role) and playboy ways, was that his suit of armor wasn’t just some Batman costume used to fight crime. The suit was the one thing keeping Tony Stark alive. Even when he wasn’t wearing the suit, he still needed the chest plate plugged into his heart to keep it pumping. From the looks of this picture, it seems that The Favs has decided to keep this crucial element of the comic book into the movie.

It’s great to see Robert Downey Jr. get his life and career back on track. He’s been on quite a roll recently, with supporting parts. It looks like this time he might have found the perfect mainstream entertainment for his talents.

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