That Moment In ‘Iron Man’ When Tony Gets His Turn

Iron Man is a 2008 superhero movie, and one many consider to be a benchmark in the genre, establishing the character and the origins of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Jon Favreau, who up to then had mostly been known for his acting and the Christmas breakout hit Elf with Will Ferrell, the film proved that a superhero could extend beyond the new standard set by Christopher Nolan‘s gritty Batman reboot, being both grounded and playful. That was thanks largely to star Robert Downey Jr. who came to embody both the hero and the alter-ego, making Iron Man the movie and the character one of the most popular figures in cinema. Plus, he’s just flippin’ cool.