Back in June, Marvel unveiled the first photo (pictured) from the set of "Iron Man 3," showing Robert Downey Jr standing in his Hall of Armor that houses all his Iron Man suits.
Marvel is now at the San Diego Comic-Con, and brought all the suits with them to display on the convention floor. Today, we have photos of the suits, in addition to a CNet video that shows Marvel's director of communications in front of the suits, saying that the studio is planning something big for this weekend's "Iron Man 3" panel.
Briefcase suit was the only cool thing I remember from the second movie. I eliminated all other recollection of that terrible film from my brain years ago. Seriously IM2 was like a really bad trip or coke binge you never want to relive again.
minkowskiwrites: on July 13th, 2012 at 11:13:26 AM
I like Iron Man. Well, the first one. Black had better not f*ck up the third, though. Do us right, Shane.
Of course, I'm not sure how he retrieved the proto-Iron Man suit, as it it went bang into a billion pieces, but I guess a dude with his money and resources can get anything he wants. I'd get Kate Upton, but hey, metal suits are his thing, so I won't judge him...
Rocksteddywrites: on July 13th, 2012 at 11:20:24 AM
Looks like sh*t. I don't have faith in this series after seeing the sh*t spewing Iron Man 2.
f*ck Iron Man.
Mr. Blondewrites: on July 13th, 2012 at 12:52:35 PM
@Mink - although it is not shown, the logic of how Tony retrieved the original proto-type suit is implied. We know that Raza (Tony's kidnapper terrorist leader) had his men rounded up all of the scattered pieces, fragments from the original blown up suit. And Obadiah Stane immobilized / killed Raza after he revealled the scattered parts of the suit reassembled like a jigsaw puzzle. Obadiah reclaims the parts, brings them back to Stark HQ. Tony kills Obadiah and reclaims the parts. Simple...no?
Yeah, except I severely doubt the suit would be complete and look just like right after he emerged from the cave as pictured. The suit was TRASHED. It was scattered into the sand, probably in small craters, and I seriously doubt those knucklehead camel gropers would have found all the pieces, and I doubt they would be intact, and I just doubt the suit would ever go back to looking like right after he built it plus some bullet dings.
But I'm belaboring the point. It just looks like a PROP, and not a thing rebuilt after being destroyed.
Mr. Blondewrites: on July 13th, 2012 at 1:27:54 PM
@Mink - Yes, likely largely a prop. Stark with his infinite resources would have the means and patience necessary to put together the original proto-type suit - like reconstructive surgery. So I'm guessing he reclaimed the battle damaged fragments, used what he could and filled in the rest with new destressed pieces (since all of the components used to assemble came from hijacked Stark munitions anyways). So he reassembled the proto-type with old and new inventory parts for purely sentimental reasons (as all suits thereafter have been improvements on the previous model). Makes sense especially after the scene in first film when the original arc reactor (that Pepper gave him in hand held trophy case) actually saved his life.
Mr. Blondewrites: on July 13th, 2012 at 2:09:35 PM
@Mink - I like to think of Stark as a brilliant resourceful inventor and having the patience of an expert model maker. When you recreate a model would you not try to recreate it as the idealized image from your your mind's eye. In other words, Stark may be more inclined to envision the suit the way he first designed it in the cave and after he first powered up. Since the battle events thereafter led to its destruction. Not realistic but more like a replica to remember the original purpose of the suit was to save his life from shrapnel and to stage his escape. Hence a fitting and necessary part of his trophy case.
I get all that, but it's obviously NOT a replica, it's the original suit from the cave battle, and you can tell from the cave battle damage, so it seems they just kind of forgot he blasted off, exploded, crash and then some Muslims found some of the parts, the rest of which were either lost or obliterated.
So the filmmakers don't care. It's a showcase to the evolution of the suit. Fine. Fair enough. But I'm not pretending the suit should look like it does just because the prop guy didn't want to add some realistic crash-explosion damage.
Mr. Blondewrites: on July 13th, 2012 at 3:48:10 PM
@Mink - good points. In that case, the realistic proto-type would closer resemble a hunk of junk damaged from being blown outta the sky and then crash landed - amazing Tony was able to walk away from it. Then pile up the rubble and set it within a prestine glass display case. But alas filmmakers know it would be unsettling for viewers who don't like to see our hero / Iron Man suit dismembered. Wouldn't do well for toy sales to get the broken Iron Man doll.