![[ComicBook/IronMan The Comics]]
* NamesTheSame: The current Whiplash shares his name and ethnicity with the original Crimson Dynamo, Anton Vanko, and his codename with Mark Scarlotti.

![[WesternAnimation/IronMan 90's animated series]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: For the .
** James Avery ([[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 The Shredder]], [[TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Uncle Phil]]) as Rhodey/War Machine for a few episodes.
*** And then Dorian Harewood ([[BikerMiceFromMars Modo]]) replaced him.
** JimCummings as {{MODOK}}, [[TalkingToHimself among others]].
** JenniferHale as Julia Carpenter/Spider-Woman [[TheOtherDarrin for season two]].
*** Or from around the same as this show, [[SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries Black Cat]].
** Robert Hays ([[Film/{{Airplane}} Ted Striker]]) as the titular character and his alter ego Tony Stark.
** Creator/TomKane as Stark's computer, H.O.M.E.R..
** The Mandarin was voiced by [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Ed Gilbert]] in Season 1 and [[Series/{{Quincy}} Robert Ito]] in Season 2.
** In [[TheOtherDarrin Season 2]], Justin Hammer was voiced by Eferm "[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Alfred]]/[[{{WesternAnimation/Spider-ManTheAnimatedSeries}} Doctor Octopus]]" Zimbalist, Jr.
** The episode "Hulkbuster" saw both Bruce Banner and Hulk being voiced by Creator/RonPerlman.
* TheOtherDarrin: Dorian Harewood took over for James Avery as War Machine, Whirlwind, and Whiplash early into Season 1. Also, Harewood, Robert Hays, John Reilly (the voice of Hawkeye), Creator/JimCummings and Neil Ross (Fin Fang Foom) were the ''only'' cast members to return for Season 2. Virtually everyone else was replaced.
** Century also suffered from this... twice! His original voice actor was among those let go in-between seasons. In "The Beast Within," Jim Cummings takes over voicing the character. But in "The Hands of the Mandarin" two-parter, fellow series regular Creator/TomKane had the role instead. (This was most likely because H.O.M.E.R. didn't appear in Part 2 and production wanted Kane to have something to do.)

![[Film/IronMan Live action film series]]
* CareerResurrection: For Creator/RobertDowneyJr, hence why he provides the page image!
** Mildly for Gwyneth Paltrow as well, whose career had slowed down after ''Film/ShakespeareInLove''. According to her, Downey convinced her to join the big-budget project.
* DirectedByCastMember: Jon Favreau directed the first two, and plays Happy in them all.
* DyeingForYourArt:
** Mickey Rourke visited the infamous Butyrka prison in Moscow to study the mannerisms of real-life [[TheMafiya Russian criminals]]. Bizarrely enough, Rourke noted the prisoners were actually pretty nice. He also put himself through emotional hell by having the director hold up pictures of his favorite (now passed) pets for scenes where he needed to be anguished or enraged (or both, as so often goes together with him).
** Robert Downey Jr. gained muscle to play Tony Stark, though he'd already been quite fit.
** Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansonn turned into redheads. The latter hadn't even been cast yet, she just wanted the role ''that'' bad.
** Jeff Bridges actually looked forward to the idea of shaving his head for the role of Stane--he'd been planning on doing it for years, and this was his excuse.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Paul Bettany (from ''Film/ABeautifulMind'', ''Film/MasterAndCommander'' and ''Film/TheDaVinciCode'') voices JARVIS.
* ImageSource: This film series provides the page image for:
** ClothesMakeTheSuperman
** GirlFriday
** LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard
** ThePornomancer
** PoweredArmor
** PowerPalms
** TaintedVeins
** TechnologyPorn
* RealLifeRelative: In 2008, Leslie Bibb was cast in the [[SmallRoleBigImpact small but important role]] of [[IntrepidReporter Christine Everhart]] in the first film. Later, she began dating actor Creator/SamRockwell. When Rockwell was cast as Justin Hammer in the second film, Bibb reprised Christine in that film, shown briefly to be dating Justin (whom she quickly loses interest in).
* ThrowItIn:
** Faran Tahir, the actor who played Raza, trying to avoid the stereotype of the Middle Eastern terrorist and invoke the, for lack of a better term, multiculturalism of the Ten Rings, used more than one language other than English and even varied his accent a little (he's American, but from a Pakistani family).
** Creator/RobertDowneyJr's dialogue was heavily improvised in all three movies, which was intentional to help make his character seem relatively OneOfUs, even if he is a {{Fiction 500}} charter member.
** Mickey Rourke improvised much of Ivan Vanko, including his tattoos, [[OralFixation his habit of chewing toothpicks]], and his pet cockatoo.
** In many ways part of the style of directing used in the films, with other instances being the little dance Hammer does at the beginning of his presentation and "too disco".
* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: A script was written, but as the actors continued to come up with lines that better suited the film, halfway through shooting, they just went "To hell with it", threw away the script (which was constantly being rewritten every night), and wrote outlines of the scenes.

![[Anime/IronMan Anime Series]]
* HeyItsThatVoice
** Nanami - Creator/ShizukaIto
** Dr. Tanaka - Creator/TakakoHonda
** [[Creator/KeijiFujiwara Tony Stark]] is [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Lt. Maes Hughes]]
*** And [[{{Gundam00}} Ali al-Saachez]]; this, combined with his resemblance to Tony (especially when Ali is in his groomed "Gary Biggagi" identity), resulted in some interesting photoshops...
** Wolverine - Creator/RikiyaKoyama, who reprises him in the ''{{Anime/Wolverine}}'' anime.
** For the English Dub:
*** Creator/AdrianPasdar voices Iron Man [[WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan for]] [[WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble the]] [[WesternAnimation/IronManAndHulkHeroesUnited first]] [[WesternAnimation/IronManAndCaptainAmericaHeroesUnited time]].
*** [[{{Series/Heroes}} Peter Petrelli]] is SelfDemonstrating/{{Wolverine}}.
*** Creator/LauraBailey is Dr. Chika Tanaka.
*** Creator/EdenRiegel is Nanami Ota.
*** Kirsten Potter ([[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Lucia von Bardas]]) is Tony's Computer.
*** Creator/NeilKaplan is Kuroda.
*** Creator/CindyRobinson is Pepper Potts.
*** Creator/KyleHebert is Ho Yinsen.
*** BenDiskin is Ichiro Masuda.
*** Creator/TravisWillingham is Nagato Sakurai.
*** DaranNorris is Editor Nomura, [[ActorAllusion another]] [[WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan loudmouth who owns a newspaper company]].