Adaptations of Iron Man in other media
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Created byStan Lee
Larry Lieber
Don Heck
Jack Kirby
Original sourceComics published by Marvel Comics
First appearanceTales of Suspense #39 (March 1963)
Films and television
Film(s)The Invincible Iron Man (2007)
Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Television
show(s)
The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
Iron Man (1994)
Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2009)
Ironheart (2023)
Games
Video game(s)Iron Man and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal (1996)
The Invincible Iron Man (2002)
Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Iron Man 3: The Official Game (2013)

The Marvel Comics character Iron Man has appeared in various other media since his debut in Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963). Iron Man has been the focus of three animated series and a direct-to-DVD animated feature. An Iron Man live-action feature film starring Robert Downey Jr. as the character and directed by Jon Favreau was released in 2008, with Downey also appearing as the character in the sequels Iron Man 2 and 3, in a cameo in The Incredible Hulk, and as a main character in several other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe including The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.

Television

1960s

Iron Man on The Marvel Super Heroes animated series.
Iron Man on The Marvel Super Heroes animated series.

Iron Man appeared in the 1966 series The Marvel Super Heroes where he was one of the five featured superheroes[1] and was voiced by John Vernon.[2]

1980s

1990s

2000s

Iron Man in Iron Man: Armored Adventures.

2010s

2020s

Film

Animated

Further information: Marvel Animation

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Main article: Tony Stark (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Further information: Iron Man (2008 film), Iron Man 2, The Avengers (2012 film), Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, as depicted in the film Iron Man 3.
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, as depicted in the film Iron Man 3.

Robert Downey Jr. portrays Tony Stark in Iron Man (2008),[27] Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012),[28] Iron Man 3 (2013),[29] Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015),[30] Captain America: Civil War (2016),[31] Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017),[32] Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019),[30][32] as well as having a cameo in The Incredible Hulk (2008)[27] that is also shown via archive footage in the Marvel One-Shot, The Consultant (2011).[33] Davin Ransom portrayed a young Tony Stark in Iron Man 2.

Video games

Motion comics

Books

The Iron Man armor is prominently featured in the book Inventing Iron Man: The Possibility of a Human Machine by E. Paul Zehr, which explores the hard science fiction aspects of Iron Man and the possibility of building an Iron Man-like armor.[43]

Iron Man has appeared in the following novels:

Title Author Publisher ISBN Release Date
Iron Man: And Call My Killer... MODOK! William Rotsler Pocket Books 0671820893 / 9780671820893 May 1979
Iron Man: The Armor Trap Greg Cox Berkley Boulevard/BPMC 1572970081 / 9781572970083 July 1995
Iron Man: Steel Terror Dean Wesley Smith Pocket Books/BPMC 0671003216 / 9780671003210 October 1996
Iron Man: Operation A.I.M. Greg Cox Berkley Boulevard/BPMC 1572971959 / 9781572971950 December 1996
Spider-Man and Iron Man: Doom's Day Book Two: Sabotage Pierce Askegren
Danny Fingeroth
Berkley Boulevard/BPMC 1572972351 / 9781572972353 March 1997
Iron Man Peter David Del Rey Books 034550609X / 9780345506092 April 2008
Iron Man: Femme Fatales Robert Greenberger Del Rey Books 0345506855 / 9780345506856 September 29, 2009
Iron Man: Virus Alexander C. Irvine Del Rey Books 0345506847 / 9780345506849 January 26, 2010
Iron Man: Extremis Marie Javins Marvel Comics 978-0785165187 April 16, 2013
Iron Man: The Gauntlet Eoin Colfer Marvel Comics 978-1484741603 October 25, 2016

Theatre

Iron Man appears in the Marvel Universe Live! stage show.[44]

Unreleased projects

In 1989, while the third TV-movie sequel to The Incredible Hulk live-action television series was expected to co-star She-Hulk, Iron Man was being considered for both a follow-up or a solo film of his own.[45] One year later, a film from Universal Studios to be directed by Stuart Gordon was being negotiated.[46] This was still on the table ten months later,[47] and also another two years on, this time with no specific director or even studio attached.[48]

Pop culture references to Iron Man

Amusement park

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