Tony Stark, an inventor and a playboy, is the CEO of Stark Industries which produces advance weapon systems for the U.S. military. He's captured by terrorists in Afghanistan after demonstrating a new weapon and forced to create WMDs. While on captivity, he creates a powerful armored suit and manages to escape. Returning to America, Tony builds a better suit of armor which gives him superhuman strength and the ability to fly. With the help of his personal assistant Pepper Potts and Air Force Lieut. Colonel Jim Rhodes, Tony vows to protect the world as Iron Man. Based on the Marvel comic book character Iron Man.