Billionaire industrialist and genius inventor, Tony Stark, is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Instead, Tony builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity.

ILM worked on over 400 shots — with many of them dedicated to creating Iron Man’s suit — and along with director, John Favreau, set flawless photorealism as the standard for the film’s visual effects.

Robert Downey Jr. donned ILM’s patented Imocap suit during principal photography, which would allow the visual-effects team to create a suit of digital armor featured in Stark’s mansion and during captivating battle sequences with Iron Monger and digital F-22 fighter jets

Iron Man’s brushed metal Mark II suit and trademark gold and red Mark III suits came together with a marriage of CG animation and technical wizardry that garnered both a BAFTA and Academy Award® nomination.

Jon Favreau
ILM Visual Effects Supervisor
Ben Snow
ILM Animation Supervisor
Hal Hickel
ILM Visual Effects Art Director
Aaron McBride
ILM Visual Effects Producer
Wayne Billheimer