Iron Man in other media

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Adaptations of Iron Man in other media
Created byStan Lee
Larry Lieber
Don Heck
Jack Kirby
Original sourceComics published by Marvel Comics
First appearanceTales of Suspense #39 (March 1963)
Films and television
Film(s)The Invincible Iron Man (2007)
Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Television
show(s)
The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
Iron Man (1994)
Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2009)
Games
Video game(s)Iron Man and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal (1996)
The Invincible Iron Man (2002)
Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
 
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Adaptations of Iron Man in other media
Created byStan Lee
Larry Lieber
Don Heck
Jack Kirby
Original sourceComics published by Marvel Comics
First appearanceTales of Suspense #39 (March 1963)
Films and television
Film(s)The Invincible Iron Man (2007)
Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Television
show(s)
The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
Iron Man (1994)
Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2009)
Games
Video game(s)Iron Man and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal (1996)
The Invincible Iron Man (2002)
Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)

The Marvel Comics character Iron Man has appeared in various other media since the character's debut in Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963). Iron Man has been the focus of three animated series and a direct-to-DVD animated feature. Three live-action Iron Man feature films starring Robert Downey, Jr. in the title role have been released since 2008 with Downey also appearing as the character in The Incredible Hulk in 2008 and in The Avengers in 2012.

Television[edit]

1960s[edit]

Iron Man on The Marvel Super Heroes animated series.

Iron Man appeared in the 1966 series The Marvel Super Heroes where he was one of the five featured superheroes[1] and was voiced by John Vernon.[2]

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

Film[edit]

Marvel Studios[edit]

Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark as depicted in the film Iron Man 3.

Future[edit]

According to Iron Man 3 director Shane Black in March 2013, Robert Downey, Jr.'s contract with Marvel Studios, which expired after the release of Iron Man 3, may be extended in order for the actor to appear in a second Avengers film and at least one more Iron Man film. He said: "There has been a lot of discussion about it: 'Is this the last Iron Man for Robert [Downey, Jr.]?' Something tells me that it will not be the case, and [he] will be seen in a fourth, or fifth." Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said that the character of Stark will continue to be featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe regardless of Downey's involvement.[20] Also in March, Downey said he was open to extending his contract, stating he feels "there's a couple other things we've gotta do" with the character.[21] In June 2013, Downey Jr. signed on to return as Iron Man in Avengers: Age of Ultron and a third Avengers film.[19]

Animation[edit]

Further information: Marvel Animation

Video games[edit]

Motion comics[edit]

Iron Man appears in the Iron Man: Extremis Motion comic voiced by DJ Tanner.

Books[edit]

The Iron Man armor is prominently featured in the book Inventing Iron Man: The Possibility of a Human Machine by E. Paul Zehr, which explores the hard science fiction aspects of Iron Man and the possibility of building an Iron Man-like armor.[33]

Iron Man has appeared in the following novels:

TitleAuthorPublisherISBNRelease Date
Iron Man: And Call My Killer... MODOK!William RotslerPocket Books0671820893 / 9780671820893May 1979
Iron Man: The Armor TrapGreg CoxBerkley Boulevard/BPMC1572970081 / 9781572970083July 1995
Iron Man: Steel TerrorDean Wesley SmithPocket Books/BPMC0671003216 / 9780671003210October 1996
Iron Man: Operation A.I.M.Greg CoxBerkley Boulevard/BPMC1572971959 / 9781572971950December 1996
Spider-Man and Iron Man: Doom's Day Book Two: SabotagePierce Askegren
Danny Fingeroth
Berkley Boulevard/BPMC1572972351 / 9781572972353March 1997
Iron ManPeter DavidDel Rey Books034550609X / 9780345506092April 2008
Iron Man: Femme FatalesRobert GreenbergerDel Rey Books0345506855 / 9780345506856September 29, 2009
Iron Man: VirusAlexander C. IrvineDel Rey Books0345506847 / 9780345506849January 26, 2010
Iron Man: ExtremisMarie JavinsMarvel Comics978-0785165187April 16, 2013

Toys[edit]

The first Iron Man action figure was produced in 1975 by the Mego Corporation. This eight inch (203 mm) tall figure featured a cloth costume and plastic accessories. The version of the armor represented features the infamous "nose" helmet, making it unique among all Iron Man toys.

Toy Biz has produced Iron Man figures based on the 1994 Iron Man cartoon, all with vac-mTodayetallized, detachable armor parts. A fifth assortment, which never became openly available, appears on the collectibles market.[34]

Since 2002, Toy Biz has produced Iron Man figures in the company's Marvel Legends line. Iron Man Legends figures include his Classic Armor (Gold variant) and Stealth Armor in Series One, the Silver Centurion Armor in Series Seven, the Modern Armor in Series Eight, War Machine (with James Rhodes) in Series Nine, the Hulkbuster Armor in Series 11, the Origin Armor in Series 14 (Gold variant), and the Thorbuster Armor in Series 15. Modular Armor with War-Machine variant also appeared.

When Hasbro took over the Marvel Legends line in 2007, the company released the Ultimate Iron Man armor as part of the Annihilus Build-A-Figure series. His armor comes with different color. Some of the action figures' armor could be removed.

On March 22, 2008, Hasbro started an Iron Man movie toy line, with figures based on those appearing in the film and somewhat comic-faithful repaints. The first wave included seven figures: Iron Man Mark 01, Mark 02, Mark 03, Prototype, Stealth Operations Suit (Wal-Mart exclusive), Repulsor Red Prototype (Target exclusive), and Iron Monger (with red and blue highlighted variants).

The Marvel Minimates action-figure line features four Iron Man armors.

Iron Man is featured as one of the available characters to choose from in the Marvel Heroes version of the 1980s board game Guess Who?

Burger King included action figures of the characters from the movie in their children's menus. The figures include the Mark II armor, two version of the Mark III armor and the Iron Monger armor. In the 2008 movie, the first thing Stark does when he returns to the United States after escaping from the Ten Rings is buy a Double Whopper, and he eats it during his press conference.

Iron Man is the twelfth figurine in The Classic Marvel Figurine Collection.

Iron Man is featured as a Lego minifigure in the Lego Marvel Super Heroes sets.

In June 2013, Bandai Tamashii Nations in Japan released Iron Man Mark VI for their SH Figuarts line. In May 2014, the Mark 42 version of Iron Man was announced.

Iron Man is included as a collectible figure from the board game Heroscape featured in a Marvel crossover set.

Theatre[edit]

Iron Man will appear in the Marvel Universe: LIVE! stage show.[35]

Unrealized projects[edit]

In 1989, while the third TV-movie sequel to The Incredible Hulk live-action television series was expected to co-star She-Hulk, Iron Man was being considered for both a follow-up or a solo film of his own.[36] One year later, a film from Universal Studios to be directed by Stuart Gordon was being negotiated.[37] This was still on the table ten months later,[38] and also another two years on, this time with no specific director or even studio attached.[39]

Pop culture references to Iron Man[edit]

Amusement park[edit]

References[edit]

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