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The short answer is: accountability. After Obadiah Stane's betrayal during Iron Man 1, the only people Tony trusts with the Iron Man technology are his best friend James Rhodes and (as of Endgame) his wife Pepper Potts, because he does not want to risk it being used for the sort of atrocities the Ten Rings used his weapons for in Iron Man 1. This is also the ...


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Obadiah Stane wants control of Stark Industries back. In the montage of newspaper headings and front pages that we see near the start of the movie, we learn that after the death of Howard Stark, Obadiah Stane was given control of Stark Industries until Tony Stark was old enough to run the company. The reason I have included these images in this answer is ...


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...no such indication that he ever learned to fight or defend... Are you sure? Iron Man 2 features a protracted sequence wherein Tony is doing just that.


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Tony Stark is arrogant in every MCU movie; it's a key part of his character. In fact lots of male MCU protagonists are arrogant (i.e. Star Lord and Dr Strange as well as Stark). Tony Stark is arrogant because he is, and has been for all of his life, incredibly, incredibly rich. That makes you believe that you can do anything (or at least, get anything done ...


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The initial device fitted to Tony is already implanted within his chest cavity... And the initial accompanying power source (the one the device was designed to draw from) is anything but superficial... The job performed by Dr Yinsen is effectively surgical triage; a short term fix to keep tony alive. What we see in the first picture is merely the exposed ...


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TLDR: From Iron Man 3 onwards, at least, Illustrator, Cinema 4D and After Effects were used. Long Answer: I can't find too much information about Iron Man 1 or 2, but in Iron Man 3 and beyond what you are referring to is the Heads Up Display, created by 3D designer Jayse Hansen. From his website (which is offline at time of writing, but can be accessed ...


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When did Tony learn to fight? After the events of Iron Man, he began training in martial arts. By the time we get to Iron Man 3, we see that Tony seems to be practicing at least Wing Chun, as he interacts with a Wing Chun wooden dummy in his lab. From whom has he learned it? Is it from Steve Rogers or from somebody else? ...


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I believe that it's safe to assume that Tony has had significant off-screen combat training since well before Iron Man 1. There is significant evidence in the movies to support this. In Iron Man 1, after he creates the prototype, he's able to clear the cave (or at least his route), achieve a tactical goal, and bug out. This wasn't easy, and someone ...


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you can see in this pic They first created a prosthetic chest over his real chest and spray tanned it to match his original skin tone. Then they put in his "heart" so it would look like it's actually a hole in his chest while his actual chest is underneath it.


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It was cleared in tie-in comics Iron Man 2: Public Identity, that J.A.R.V.I.S. is inspired by Jarvis. But hiring a Movie actor for a TV show is not so easy. When Paul Bettany signed for Iron Man films, Agent Carter was not even planned. So Paul was not obliged to play human Jarvis. And TV show don't spend as much as a big blockbuster like Iron Man do. Here ...


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Now first of all, we have to take a look at the functionality of the costume (or rather suit), which obviously is the creation of a genius scientist and inventor. In fact Iron Man is pretty much the Marvel equivalent of Batman (though, less brooding and more self-centered, and with a war trauma as incentive instead of the loss of his parents), whose strength ...


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The effects on the first Iron Man were created in Nuke, by a company called "The Orphanage". They created illustrator templates and 3D elements which they imported in the shot. They match moved RDJ's head and eye movement and had the objects respond to that (sometimes with lag). It was really hard to render the scene, because at some point, they had 87 ...


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Having worked on AI, the correct answer is No, no such system exists and might only exist in decades. While I agree with other answers that you can emulate JARVIS to some degree and have him follow simple pre-programmed commands, that is VERY different from what JARVIS actually does. Let's start from the beginning. The current top answer lists JARVIS's ...


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Yes Identical or very similar technology existed at the time the movie was made. The phone is very likely to be the LG VX9400 which is similar in style and was launched in January 2007 which makes it feasible that it was used in filming. The wikipedia page on this phone makes the claim that it was the one used in the movie. There were several phones pre ...


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When did Tony Stark learn to fight? Some time between the end of Iron Man and the beginning of Iron Man 2, Tony began learning to fight. In Iron Man 2, Tony is shown sneaking in an MMA move during a boxing session with Happy. HAPPY: What the hell was that? TONY: It's called mixed martial arts. It's been around for three weeks. HAPPY: It's ...


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Tony says that, not Nick. Fury had just told Tony that they wanted to use him as a consultant, rather than as a full member of The Avengers. Normally, when you use a consultant, you have to pay them by the hour for the work that they do. Tony says that Fury wouldn't be able to afford him, but that he would not charge him if he does him a favor. That favor ...


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It's not reasoned anywhere within the MCU, or outside of it to my knowledge but if we look at how it's used in the films: Out of Universe: it was a nice nod to those who knew or bothered to work out the acronym in Iron Man, and those that didn't get a nice intro at the end, S.H.I.E.L.D. is a major part of Marvel's comics. and using it's full name was a way ...


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Is Tony Stark natural son of Howard Stark? Till now YES. Marvel Cinematic Universe is not same as there comics counterpart, they took some liberty in changing stories. And comics retcon all the time films can't go that weird and zigzag way as comics running from so many years but films are not that frequent. In comics Tony Stark is adopted by Howard Stark ...


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Tony Stark is one of the most well developed characters not just in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but in modern cinema today, and his relationship with his Iron Man suits is as fascinating as it is unhealthy. If you recall the events of Iron Man, you will remember that Tony Stark first designs his Iron Man suit (and later refines it) in order to escape ...


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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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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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As mentioned in the other answers, the operating system itself is a fake, but in terms of "what could the hacking dongle do, coding wise"... well, anything. The Universal Serial Bus used for these devices already has a proof of concept allowing a machine to be compromised just from inserting a compromised USB stick: BadUSB – Turning devices evil. ...


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He can travel into space, as shown in "Marvel's Avengers", via a portal. However there's still going to be limits to how long he can be there, as also demonstrated. The Iron-Man suit appears to be pressurised enough for him to survive the exposure to the vacuum of space, but the suit doesn't appear to have enough oxygen to support him in space. This could ...


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Why didn't Coulson call SHIELD when he got wind of Stane planning to wipe out Stark? Because he didn't know! At this stage all Pepper knows, and thus all she can tell Coulson, is that Stane has been selling arms illegally and, perhaps, trying to build/design "a suit" which in itself is not illegal. They don't know that Stane has stolen Tony's chest ...


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Stark has shrapnel surrounding his heart. The arc reactor powers a magnet which keeps the shrapnel from entering his heart and killing him. When the reactor comes out, he starts having the equivalent of a heart attack, which will actually cause rapid weakness, especially given the amount of time that passed before Stane let him out of the paralyzer.


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The first flashback scene from Iron Man should tell you everything you need to know. He was a Wunderkind; he showed exceptional brilliance from a very early age, he grew up in privilege (which would make him a person to be envious of among his age group peers) and his parents were frequently away, so he was most likely a bit of a brat to his nannies or ...


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He actually can, just not with all of his suits (just as not all of them are supposed to be used underwater, in some vulcano, etc.). As far as the MCU is concerned, Iron Man 3 introduces the Mark 39 (aka Gemini or Starboost), which according to the Iron Man Wiki on Wikia: Extreme Flight The Mark 39 has the unique and special ability to fly at ...


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As of writing this answer there has not been anything official in regards to confirming future Iron Man franchise movies being greenlight. However, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has touched on the subject of new actors / recasting roles, etc. We have a new Spider-Man right now who was in our “Civil War” film and is in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” and the ...


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While the actual dialogue itself certainly sounds like Rhodey is trying to hitch a ride, I don't get that impression from the final version of the scene. Rhodey comes up to the side of the humvee, where Tony is already set to leave, but he looks like he has something to say to Tony (maybe congratulations?), not like he's ready to leave too. It's likely ...


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Is there any evidence that the Iron Man robots were inspired by Red Dwarf? We can't prove a negative but it seems unlikely. The two "robots" in question are usually referred to a "Dummy" and "U" have a striking resemblance to standard industrial robotic arms in use across the industrialised world. Inustrial robots have been in existence for decades, the ...


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