1 Tom Cruise Was Almost Iron Man
It's hard to imagine anybody other than Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, but Tom Cruise was considered for the role. He turned it down because he wasn't pleased with the script. (At one point Quentin Tarantino was interested in directing.) Still, Tom Cruise would've made a better Iron Man than Nicolas Cage, who expressed interest in the part as early as 1997. Just think about 'Ghost Rider' and pretty much every other Cage role from the past decade for a second, and you'll see what we mean.
2 J.A.R.V.I.S. Has a Lengthy Name
In the Marvel Comics universe, Jarvis is the Avengers' loyal butler. In the 'Iron Man' films, J.A.R.V.I.S. is the name of Stark's AI system that assists him in superhero-ing. It's also an acronym that stands for "Just a Rather Very Intelligent System." Now if only Stark's robotic lab assistant Butterfingers could just get some respect.
3 The Iron Man Suit Can Lift Over 100 Tons
When fully powered, Tony Stark can lift up to 100 tons in the Iron Man suit. Pretty impressive considering that the Hulk's maximum lift (when calm) is 100 tons as well. Stark would later invent the Hulkbuster armor (seen below) that could lift 175 tons to be able to combat The Hulk in certain situations.
4 Iron Man's Suit is Close to Becoming a Reality
Lockheed Martin is one of several companies in the process of developing untethered exoskeletons reminiscent of Iron Man's suit. Their Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC), is meant to help soldiers carry loads of up to 200 lbs. at a top speed of 10 MPH for prolonged periods of time. The first commercial sale of an exoskeleton for medical purposes occurred in September of last year and could signal the start of an era where powered suits are available to anyone with the cash, experts say. Still, don't get your hopes up just yet -- these things can currently go for as much as $70,000.
5 This Superfan Built the Coolest Cosplay Suit Ever
While we wait for real-life exoskeletons to become affordable, we'll just have to content ourselves with this amazing fan made armor created by fitness instructor Anthony Le. Le's killer Iron Man suit has light up eyes and repulsors, a retractable mask, moving flight stabilizers, motorized shoulder weapons and jets that shoot out streams of CO2. We want one!
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