I recently came across this video that gives Marvel fans a behind-the-scenes look at their work Jon Favreau‘s iron man. I know this has been out for a while but I don’t recall ever seeing it before so thought I’d share it with those of you who might have missed it too.
This video focuses primarily on building the first suits for Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark, including the Mark 1 and the Mark 3. Yes, when they first did this iron man movie, they actually built complete suits for the actor! These have since been replaced by motional capture suits and CGI.
The main challenge for the effects team was to create suits that retained their well-known comic book proportions while allowing Robert Downey Jr. and his stuntmen to perform with minimal discomfort and maximum freedom of movement.
Speaking about seeing Robert Downey Jr. in a suit for the first time, Kevin Feige said: “Seeing Robert in a suit for the first time was like watching a kid in a candy store. He was fantastic looking and had all the enthusiasm of a little boy. Then he suddenly stood up and you could see the hero forming inside him.”
Downey Jr. added, “Being in the Iron Man suit is like the coolest Halloween costume ever. You put the suit on and you catch a glimpse in the mirror and you say, ‘Yeah, grandma would be proud.’
Executive Producer Louis D’Esposito said, “The completed Mark III armor was the culmination of a truly collaborative effort by many talented designers, engineers, craftspeople and filmmakers. The Mark III suit is a life-size, three-dimensional prototype of something you’ve only seen from a comic book before. It’s the comic book character brought to life that is truly a testament to Marvel, Jon Favreau, Stan Winston Studio and all of the incredibly talented people on the production team who helped conceive, design and build this iconic Iron Man armor. “
This is such a cool video and if you have never seen it or forgot I hope you watch and enjoy!
https://geektyrant.com/news/cool-video-offers-a-behind-the-scenes-look-at-stan-winston-studios-work-on-marvels-iron-man-movie Cool video offers a glimpse into Stan Winston Studios creating the armor for Marvel’s IRON MAN – GeekTyrant