Re: Did you know Joss Whedon almost directed this movie
I will forever be grateful to Favreau for the dynamite casting of RDJ as Tony Stark and setting up the fundamental tone of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, but yeah, it probably would've been better. That is not to say that Iron Man is bad, it's still the best Superhero origin movie put to celuloid. But Whedon has the skill to better even that.
Alan Moore on comics:
They've lost a lot of their original innocence, and they can't get that back. And, they're stuck, it seems, in this kind of depressive ghetto of grimness and psychosis. I'm not too proud of being the author of that regrettable trend.