Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is the CEO of Stark Industries, the lead developer of cutting edge weapons for the US military. On a trip to the Mid-East to demonstrate his newest weapon, he is captured and forced to develop a weapon for the enemy. It is here where he realizes that the American Army is not his only fans. He finds out that enemy troops have been acquiring his tools of destruction. After he uses this opportunity to make his own weapon to escape from his captors (ie. the Mach-1), he returns home to perfect his design into what we know as Iron Man… (ie. the Mach-3).