Iron Boy Got The Chance To Become A Superhero

A handout photo taken and received on February 11, 2016 shows nine-year-old Domenic Pace (R) acting out a scene as he is granted his wish to become a superhero like Iron Man, with police staging an elaborate event on the Sydney Opera House steps as Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr tweeted his support. The seriously ill Australian boy, who has battled cystic fibrosis throughout his life, has long idolised Marvel superhero Iron Man and expressed his wish to be "Iron Boy", with the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted his dream to fight crime in Australia's biggest city. AFP PHOTO / HO / NEW SOUTH WALES POLICE ----EDITORS NOTE ----RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / NEW SOUTH WALES POLICE" NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSSTR/AFP/Getty Images

A young boy with cystic fibrosis was granted his wish to become a superhero for the day and save Sydney from the evil supervillain Ultron.

Domenic Pace became Iron Boy for the day thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, receiving a message of support from Robert Downey Jr before the mission.

The nine-year-old was transformed into a mini version of Iron Man, who is played by Downey Jr. in the Avengers films.

During his day as a superhero, the youngster got to ride on a speedboat, take on his arch-nemesis Ultron in front of a cheering crowd at Sydney Opera House, take a helicopter ride and save the day.

Iron Boy received celebrity support from Robert Downey Jr, the actor who plays Tony Stark, his alter ego, in the Iron Man and Avengers films. “Sent a very special boy on a top secret mission today. Go get ’em, Domenic,” the actor tweeted.


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