Skype brings military troops to red carpet premiere of Marvel’s Iron Man 3

Military personnel and their families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Washington, got a rare treat April 25 as they took part in a live video call with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. During the U.S. premiere of Marvel’s Iron Man 3 at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Sir Ben Kingsley and more spoke with members of the U.S. military via a custom-built “Skype Suite.”

Why was Skype at the premiere?  The Fire Hose has a policy against publishing spoilers, so let’s just say rumor has it Tony Stark is quite fond of video calling…

Steve Clarke
Microsoft News Center Staff