Iron Man (film, 2008)

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Iron Man
Directed by Jon Favreau
Produced by Kevin Fiege
Stan Lee
Avi Arad
Written by Stan Lee
Larry Lieber
Don Heck
Jack Kirby (original)
John August
Mark Fergus
Hawk Ostby
Arthur Marcum
Matthew Hollaway
Starring Robert Downey Jr.
Jeff Bridges
Terence Howard
Gwyneth Paltrow
Shaun Toub
Clark Gregg
Distributed by Marvel Studios
Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) May 3, 2008
Running time 125 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Followed by Iron Man 2 (2010)

Iron Man Is a 2008 superhero film based on the Iron Man comics of the same name. It was the first film to be independently finacned and produced by Marvel Studios, as well as the first film to be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, as well as Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges and Terence Howard. Iron Man was a critical and box office success, and was followed by the 2010 sequel Iron Man 2 as well as a series of films set in the "Avengers universe". In the "Avengers" chronology, it is set between the events of Captain America: The First Avenger and Iron Man 2.