The big screen adaptations of the popular Marvel superhero comic. In 'Iron Man' (2008) Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) is the billionaire owner of Stark Industries, a corporation that specialises in weapons development. When Stark is kidnapped by terrorists in Afghanistan, he is made to construct a devastating weapon. Instead, however, he builds a high-tech suit of armour and uses it to escape from captivity. When Stark discovers a conspiracy that could have serious repercussions for the whole world, he uses his new invention to try and stop the villains and save the world. Gwyneth Paltrow co-stars as Stark's secretary, Pepper Potts. In the sequel, 'Iron Man 2' (2010), the world is now aware of Stark's dual identity, meaning he is facing pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military. With Pepper Potts and James 'Rhodey' Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, Stark fights to protect his suit by forging new alliances - and confronting powerful new enemies. Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson and Mickey Rourke co-star.