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Check it out! First production photo of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in IRON MAN!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I love this picture. In fact, I've loved everything I've seen out of this production so far. USA Today got the first official still of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Check it out!!!

I love the device in his chest, keeping his heart pumping... I was wondering how they were going to handle this... I'm a little rusty (heh) on my IRON MAN... I think he has been able to live without his suit for a while, some sort of operation that dug out that piece of shrapnel next to his heart, but in the classic comics I always loved that the IRON MAN armor wasn't just something badass and cool to kick evil's ass with, but it was also what was keeping Stark alive. Even when he was out of the costume in the old books, he still had to wear the chest piece... Which can work on the page, but how the hell would they make that work in real life? I like the solution. Don't know about you, but I'm getting very excited for this flick.

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