Iron man Save the cat Beat sheet
Opening image – Tony Stark in an APC with military guards living a carefree life.
Theme stated – “Yeah, peace. I love peace. I’d be out of a job with peace.” He doesn’t see the human cost of war, only the profit. He will learn to better appreciate the value of each.
Set up – Tony is a genius, billionaire, playboy making his fortune from weapons manufacture.
The Catalyst – He’s captured by terrorists and forced to build a weapon for them.
Debate – He refuses but is tortured until he agrees to do it. Secretly he’s building a suit of armor so he can make his escape.
Break into two – He escapes the terrorist camp as Iron man and returns to America and the first thing he does is announce that Stark Industries will be getting out of the weapons manufacturing industry
B Story – Tony Stark’s new outlook on life transforms his working relationship with Pepper Potts into romance.
Fun and Games – Tony builds and tests his new Iron man suit and has to deal with his company trying to remove him.
Mid Point – Tony flies to Gulmira as Iron man and protects the innocents.
The bad guys close in – Obadiah is working with the terrorists. He wanted Tony killed. Tony learns his company has been illegally trading weapons with the enemy. Obadiah knows that Pepper was spying on him.
All is lost – Obadiah paralyses Tony and steals the arc reactor out of his chest
Dark night of the soul – Tony staggers into his laboratory and replaces his chest arc reactor.
Break into Act three – Tony flies to his head quarters to face Obadiah
Gathering the team – Pepper and SHEILD move in on Obadiah and he attacks them as Iron Monger.
Storm the castle – Iron Man and Iron Monger fight throughout the city
Dig down deep – He makes a dangerous play, flying to a very high altitude with hardly any power left to trick Iron Monger to follow him and make him suffer the icing problem
Execution of new plan – Iron Monger survived the fall and Iron Man lures him over the giant arc reactor and makes it explode
Victory – Tony, with the help of Pepper defeats Iron Monger
Final image – Tony Stark declaring he is Iron Man to the world.