The Invincible Iron Man is a 2029 live-action film featuring the Marvel Comics character of the same name, distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the first film in the Marvel superhero film universe. It stars Robert Downey Jr. , Terrence Howard, Chow-Yun Fat, Shaun Toub, and Jessica Chastain. In The Invincible Iron Man Tony Stark, an industrialist and master engineer, builds a powered exoskeleton and becomes the technologically advanced superhero Iron Man.
Tony Stark is the richest man in the world, and CEO of Stark Enterprises. A sabotaging by Justin Hammer results in Stark being kidnapped by the Mandarin in a laboratory with shrapnel reaching the back of his spine. Mandarin and his group (Whirlwind, Dreadknight, Blizzard, Hypnotia, Whiplash, and Grey Gargoyle) demand that Stark should build them an invincible suit of armor for Mandarin to conquer the lands with. However, this becomes harder for Stark, even building one piece. Mandarin brings to Stark's cell Yinsen, to help him build the suit. However, if they fail, they will be killed. Tony and Yinsen agree, but they would have Stark don the armor to escape. While these terrorists watch through the roof, Yinsen shines a hologram of them taking a nap rather than working to trick the Mandarin and bring him into the laboratory . They come into the cell and find out that they had made gauntlets (without the gloves yet) but they are not that impressive. This angers Mandarin and Hammer and demand that they have three months to finish the armor or they get killed. While three months is past, they finish a Red and Gold armor. Yinsen makes a dummy version of Stark to fool Mandarin and keep Stark's new identity a secret. They also put circuitry into Stark's body, but if Tony doesn't be careful with his spine it won't help. Although they keep the suit hidden almost to completion, the Hand attack the workshop when they discover their hostages' intentions. Yinsen sacrifices himself to divert them while the suit powers up. The armored Stark grabs the dummy Tony and escapes the lab with his jet thrusters.He comes across United States Marines pilot and his best friend James Rupert Rhodes who had been shot down in the jungle by rockets while he was on a reconnaissance mission.After Iron Man helped Rhodes fight off an attack by enemy forces, Rhodes allowed him to drain the helicopter's batteries to recharge his armor. The two tracked through the jungle together, finally discovering a hidden rocket base. Stealing an enemy helicopter, they destroyed the site and flew to the nearest American base.