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The short answer is: accountability. After Obadiah Stane's betrayal during Iron Man 1, Tony doesn't trust anyone else with the Iron Man technology (except his best friend, James Rhodes), 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 reason he shuts down Stark ...


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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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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. But to sum up: RDJ is actually sitting inside the chair you see. The chest is a sculpted prosthetic laying above him.


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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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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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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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...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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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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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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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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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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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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It's due to huge pay cut as rumor suggests 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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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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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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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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All the assumptions you made 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 saw him as a computer which acts as a Digital Assistant. Jarvis handles each and everything about Tony Stark including his work, writing programs for his suit, handling security of his ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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