San Diego Comic Con 2007. There I was among a crapload of other reporters for the Iron Man roundtables. Iron Man was nearly a year away from seeing release but Marvel was out in full force to do some early promotion of the film.

This first clip is Robert Downey, Jr – the man who would become synonymous with Tony Stark. Long before RDJ would find Hollywood redemption and score a vast fortune doing these Marvel movies he was just an actor very happy to have scored the gig.

The thing with all of these Iron Man roundtables it isn’t just myself asking questions. It is myself and maybe 10-15 other journalists at the table. You can totally tell my stupid voice from everyone else’s if you listen close enough – I actually ask the first question asking if RDJ was happy he got a role that actually may be so close to himself.

I’ll be back with the rest of the Iron Man roundtables with Kevin Feige, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Terrance Howard!