by Ryan Rigley
Is it just us or does Tony Stark acquire at least four more suits of armor for each “Iron Man” movie that hits theaters? Continuing in the same fashion as its predecessor films, concept art from “Iron Man 3” has already revealed a bunch of new and exciting armors in Iron Man’s arsenal. So far we’ve seen pictures of the Iron Patriot armor, the Enhanced Energy Suit (a.k.a. Silver Centurion), the Hyper Velocity Suit (a.k.a. Shotgun), and what appears to be the Extremis Armor.
While we might not be watching Tony suit up in all of these armors, there’s still a good chance that they’ll be appearing onscreen in some capacity, whether it’s in the background or on another character. However, as fans of the Iron Man comics well know, there are still a good many suits of armor missing from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With that said, here’s a look at the five Iron Man armors we hope to get a glimpse of in the “Iron Man” threequel.
Although there has been multiple versions of concept art revealed for this beastly Hulkbusting armor, and we even glimpsed a rampaging over-sized suit of armor in the trailer, there still has yet to be any direct confirmation from Marvel or Disney as to whether or not it that armor is Hulkbuster armor. In the comics, Tony creates the Hulkbuster modular add-ons with the intentions of taking on the Incredible Hulk in hand-to-hand combat. While we may not be seeing that scenario pan on in “Iron Man 3,” it’d be nice to at least get a sneak peek.
Used exclusively for covert missions where invisibility is a top priority, Tony Stark’s Stealth Armor is composed of a black metal mesh armor which allows for a camouflage effect when used at night. It’s chock full of scanning devices and wave modifiers that deflect any sorts of radar detection, rendering the Stealth Armor electronically invisible. The only downside is that it has absolutely no weapons.
One of Tony’s more radically redesigned armors, the Prometheum Mark II shares the standard red and gold color scheme but with a couple of added steel cables and two prominent exhaust pipes allowing Tony to absorb energy blasts and fire them back at his attackers. Tony must wear the chest plate of the Prometheum Armor at all times as it acts as a life support system for both his heart and lungs.
Iron Destroyer Armor
Making its debut in the semi-recent “Fear Itself,” Tony travels to Asgard in search of armor upgrades needed to put a stop to Odin’s evil brother, the Serpent. With the help of the dwarves of Svartalfheim, he forges a special armor out of uru (the metal that Thor’s hammer is made of) and Odin’s magic. The result? A spiky, magic-infused monstrosity which bares a striking resemblance to the Destroyer, as seen in 2011’s “Thor.”
God Killer Armor
Tony’s most recent armor upgrade, the God Killer Armor, is a suit that allows for Tony to travel through outer space. Granted, the Space Armor that we’ve already seen concept art for may make this armor somewhat unnecessary to see. Tony currently wears the God Killer Armor in both his solo series and in the new “Guardians of the Galaxy” series. The armor gets its name from the most recent arc of Kieron Gillen and Greg Land’s “Iron Man” series, wherein Stark must face the consequences of killing the godlike Phoenix Force. If he were to don the God Killer Armor in the post-credits scene of “Iron Man 3,” it’d be an excellent way to tie together Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as the Marvel Now comic book universe.
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