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Mostly the answer can relate to simple plot device, while one point strikes at me that you make. You mention him talking to people in his company, but to me, it is vividly displayed that Tony Stark is essentially a playboy asshole, and not many people would be friendly to him. Maybe a take-over was known, but not to the extent of trying to kidnap him in ...


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This was done using a prosthetic chest on his real chest (make sure to sing that to the tune of "We Want A Rock" by They Might Be Giants). Skip to 2 minutes in for an explanation. ...


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It's a fictional OS, designed by Philip Shtoll: Not sure what the hacking dongle did exactly, but I guess it automatically accessed and downloaded certain files: (you can watch Philip Shtoll's work reel for the movie here)


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In Iron Man, there was a heavy physical suit they sometimes used, but the bulk of the footage was CGI, as the proportions of the Iron Man suit aren't that of a human's. Wikipedia mentions sometimes, Downey would only wear the helmet, sleeves and chest of the costume over a motion capture suit. From here: [The Iron Man 2 suit] was only a half suit -- ...


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Showing Tony's infatuation with Hot Rods is a very efficient storytelling tool. And through show-not-tell you can immediately deduce that: Tony loves to tinker with machines. Lives life in the fast lane. Has oodles of money (and time) to spare on pet projects. He has a very obsessive (and possessive) personality. All of these are core to the character of ...


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"Mark" used in this way isn't a name; it's a synonym for "model" or "version". According to Wiktionary, the relevant definition is A particular design or make of an item (now usually with following numeral). [from 15th c.] A famous usage of this nomenclature was in the naming of the Colossus Mark I and Mark II computers, used in code-breaking during ...


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There is no official word on the actual reason for replacing Terrence Howard from the second installment of the movie. Nonetheless, there are some speculative reasons, which were doing rounds in the industry about his departure or better say eviction from Iron Man 2 and the main thing which kept coming was.. Contract Negotiation According to Entertainment ...


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Putting aside plot device for a minute, realize also that a lot of his reaction had to do with shell-shock (no pun intended) at what happened to him. One minute he's drinking scotch in the back of "the fun car", the next minute he's got multiple holes in his chest and is whisked away to some remote place. As for not knowing who betrayed him, keep in mind ...


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I would personally think that this is a subtle reference to the type of person that Tony Stark is, he is what would commonly be referred to as a 'Hot-Rod' in that he has a firey temper and is quite reckless in his life. Also, it gives him the inspiration for the colour of the Iron Man suit.


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Stark Expo occurs in Flushing Meadows, New York which you could drive to D.C. in a few hours. Tony does live in Malibu as displayed in the movie as well as for Hammer Industries which is in Queens, NY. Source: http://www.starkexpo2010.com/ and http://marvel-movies.wikia.com/wiki/Stark_Expo Stark Expo was filmed in L.A. Live, Downtown, Los Angeles, ...


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Its due to Huge pay cut as rumor suggest and even due to role cut as indicated in @Incognito's answer. Here are Howard's reaction on the removal from Iron Man 2- "Marvel made a choice, and it was a very, very bad choice. They didn't keep their word. They didn't honor my contract," Howard tells Parade magazine. "They produced a great bounty with the ...


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All the assumptions you have done are quite true in all the aspects. JARVIS stands for Just A Rather Very Intelligent System in the movie. So what can Jarvis do? In the movie we have seen him as a computer which acts as a Digital Assistant. Jarvis handles each and everything about the Tony Stark including his work, Writing Programs for his Suit, Handling ...


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There certainly is a relation between the two. While one might consider the mention of the Ten Rings in Iron Man 1 as an easter egg for the fans, it seems that the filmmakers have always conceded that the Ten Rings and the real Mandarin exist in this onscreen universe. SPOILERS BELOW Indeed, in the new short film that can be found on the Thor 2 DVD, we ...


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Since the OP said that he is open to answers outside the movie universe here goes this: The Mandarin is portrayed as a genius scientist and a superhumanly skilled martial artist. However, his primary sources of power are ten power rings that he adapted from the alien technology of a crashed space ship. Each ring has a different power and is worn on ...


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Just to provide some more links (I'm not gonna try and match the other answer): Jarvis is shown to interact in conversation. This involves voice recognition and interpretation. Voice recognition is the conversion of sound to text/language and is actually easier than the interpretation part in which the AI has to really understand what you're saying. Siri is ...


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I think it's surely the "show, don't tell" aspect of his ingenuity and hobby. It shows us his probable rebellious past, maybe his first car. And since he's so mechanically inclined, the car probabbly portrays this side of Stark in a raw unrefined form of his past self. Hot Rodders are always tinkering with their cars and the deep cultural history behind Hot ...


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I cannot exactly recall the scene but I would bet it is one that they have pretty much made up for the film. You could probably knock one up similar based on linux if you had the skills and inclination. The hacking dongle would, most likely, do nothing for real. If you had a secure system it would not allow anything on the dongle to run without the admin ...



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