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Iron Man

After being taken hostage by Afghanistani terrorists, billionaire and genius inventor Tony Stark builds a suit of armor to escape. With this life threatening experience behind him, he dedicates his resources to building the perfect suit and use it to do some good as Iron Man in the face of betrayals.

Iron Man stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia “Pepper” Potts, Terrence Howard as Lieutenant Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes, Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane with Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D.. It is the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and also the first film in Phase One of the MCU.

Iron Man released in theaters on May 2, 2008, grossing $585 million worldwide.