It’s no coincidence that to date, Batman and Iron Man are the only characters of the modern era comic book movie franchises to have earned trilogies of their own films so far, and in the case of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man – he’s also the key marketing figure for Marvel’s shared universe, beginning with an appearance in The Incredible Hulk and stealing a slot of spotlight in The Avengers.
Even more than Batman, Iron Man goes through remodels of the suit like it’s his job. In two Iron Man films and The Avengers we’d already seen seven (7!) different versions of his suit – just look at the Iron Man 3 hall of armor to see. How does that compare to Batman’s costs?
While the cost of being Batman infographic lacked research in detailing numbers, this Iron Man one is really stretching to pull numbers out of nowhere seeing how there’s not many real-world examples to pull financial data for. I wouldn’t count Tony Stark’s home (where’s the Stark tower?) and personal cars the cost of being Iron Man though, just like I wouldn’t count the cost of them buying food.
They are right in that Stark undoubtedly invests more in the Iron Man armor than Mr. Wayne does for his Batman tech.
The Dark Knight Rises is directed by Christopher Nolan off of his and brother Jonathan Nolan’s screenplay, and stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata and Nestor Carbonell.
Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black based off of his and Drew Pearce’s screenplay, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Jon Favreau, Rebecca Hall, Cobie Smulders, William Sadler, James Badge Dale and the voice of Paul Bettany.
The Dark Knight Rises is currently in theaters and Iron Man 3 releases May 3, 2013.
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