I don't fashion myself a comic book fan and I'll admit that I didn't know about the "Iron Man" series before it was announced as Robert Downey, Jr.'s next project. Being a fan of his work, I've taken an interest.
Jon Faverau's directing the film and it co-stars Jeff Bridges, Gwenyth Paltrow and Terrence Howard. Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby ("Children of Men") along with first-timers Arthur Marcum and Matt Holloway penned the script.
Dark Horizon's links to Favreau's "Iron Man" blog where he talks about shooting for the film and discusses the "Iron Man" suit, a picture of which is copied below.
Favreau also notes,"I just got back in town. The company has been on the road for many weeks. We started off in the mountains of Lone Pine which doubled for Afghanistan. We then moved to Edwards Air Force Base. We finally closed out the out of town work with Fontana, CA."
Here's a summary of the "Iron Man" character originally created by Stan Lee for Marvel Comics.
Earlier this month, Robert Downey, Jr. talked to The Telegraph about the film. "I guess that when Stan Lee created the character back in the mid-1960s - to see if he could base a superhero on a hard-partying, womanising billionaire who manufactures weapons, and still make him likeable enough to sell comic books - he clearly won his bet."