Obadiah Stane in Iron Man
MCU fans who didn’t read the comics were probably shocked when it was revealed that Obadiah Stane was actually a villain in 2008’s Iron Man. Portrayed by Jeff Bridges, Obadiah was introduced in the movie as a dependable business partner of Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) and a good friend of his father, Howard Stark. Following Howard’s death, Obadiah served as the interim CEO of Stark Industries until Tony took over officially shortly after.
But unbeknown to many, Obadiah cunningly joined forces with the terrorist organization Ten Rings to assassinate the younger Stark so he could become CEO once again. To facilitate their campaign in the war-torn Gulmira, Obadiah armed the Ten Rings with Stark Industries weapons. And when his involvement with terrorists was exposed by Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Obadiah created the Iron Monger Armor and attempted to kill Stark himself. That, however, led to his own death.