It began with the suit that Tony Stark made out of scraps while in captivity. Then he improved the design, giving it a nice, sleek look. The armor was the upgraded again with a red and gold paint job and became the classic Iron Man suit. From Iron Man through Avengers the famous Marvel character has worn a grand total of seven different suits, some of them simple upgrades to the normal design, others with the capability to fold into a suitcase or be attached to Tony’s body automatically with the help of a fancy bracelet. The suit helped the superhero nab second place in our costume rankings from last week, and today every single suit has been put on display at San Diego Comic Con.
Tonight is preview night at the geek fest and when the convention floor opened to eager fans Marvel Studios greeted them with a full display of all seven previously worn Iron Man suits. Those of you who have been closely following the film’s development may note the similarity between the set up they have in the convention center and the first official image that was released from the movie, and my guess is that it was no accident. You can see the floor display below and click on the image to see it full size.
Iron Man 3 brings back stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, and Jon Favreau and introduces Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, and James Badge Dale to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Shane Black is directing and co-writing the movie with Drew Pearce. The film is currently in production and will be released on May 3, 2013. For more about the movie, head over to our Blend Film Database.