Amazing Armor, Iron Man

Some news on the Iron Man film project that has been kicking around for several years now. The jury is still out on this one, but let’s give it a chance!

Iron Man Poster

Academy award nominee Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow) has been cast as Tony Stark’s confidant, Jim “Rhodey” Rhodes. Howard will be joining Robert Downey Jr. who is set to portray Tony Stark and Iron Man.

Robert Downey

Robert Downey Jr. – Tony Stark/Iron Man

Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard – Rhodey Rhodes

Also, on July 22, 2006 at the San Diego Comic-Con, director Jon Favreau confirmed that the villain for the upcoming film would be The Mandarin. He also announced that, “The suit will be more like a weapons platform than a flying suit – more of a War Machine-feel to it.”

Word is the movie will help kick off the Summer 2008 movie season when it opens on May 2, 2008.

I don’t have either a good feeling nor a particularly bad feeling about this project based on what we know so far. I can’t say that Robert Downey Jr. matches my vision for Tony Stark, but I’m willing to give it a chance! I guess we will all find out in 2008!