Why did Tesla’s Elon Musk make a cameo in Iron Man 2?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr.'s inspiration for Tony Stark

We’re hoping that by now most of you have seen Iron Man 2. Of course, if you’re an auto enthusiast then the 10 second cameo by Tesla Co-founder, CEO and Chairman Elon Musk probably had you pretty excited. You were probably sitting next to your significant other going “Hey, it’s Elon Musk from Tesla!,” after which she totally ignored you because she’s never heard the words Elon, Musk or Tesla. Maybe Musk, but not in the same context we think of it.

Either way, if you’re wondering why Musk was in the movie for 10 seconds it’s because Jon Favreau, director of the Iron Man movies, describes in his article in “Time Magazine’s 100 people who most affect the world in 2010” how Musk was his and Robert Downey Jr.’s inspiration for genius billionaire Tony Stark.

Also, The SpaceX factory was used as a shooting location for Iron Man 2. It was the location for Whiplash’s (aka Ivan Vanko) factory in the movie.

– By: Omar Rana