Date: 2nd September 2006

Downey Jr to play Iron Man

Robert Downey Jnr has agreed to play Iron Man.

The film is based on the super hero Marvel comic of the same name.

Billionaire weapons-manufacturer, Tony Stark (Downey Jr.), confronts the sins of his past after he is injured by one of his own weapons.

Equipped with a high-tech suit of armor, he becomes Iron Man to combat evil.

Filming will start in February. The film is due to be released in May 2008 reports

Source: Press Release