and Studios' big screen adaptation of Marvel's legendary Hero Iron Man will launch into theaters on May 2, 2008. nominee Robert Downey stars as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the story of a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Instead, using his intelligence and ingenuity, Tony builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity. When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man. The film also stars Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow and Oscar nominees Terrance Howard and Bridges and will be directed by Jon Favreau. Studio: Paramount Pictures Release: May 2, 2008 Director: Jon Favreau Writer: Marcum, Matt Holloway, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., , Gwyneth Paltrow, , Shaun Toub, , Bill Smitrovich, Nazanin Boniadi Genre: Action