Marvel Unveils New Iron Man Armor
As the worlds of film and comics grow ever closer, Marvel this afternoon released this image of Iron Man’s new armor. If it looks awfully similar to the movie version of shellhead, that’s no doubt intentional. Ryan Meinerding, designer on the Iron Man and Thor films helped adapt the movie suit for comics and this debuts in April’s Invincible Iron Man #25.
The series, written by Matt Fraction, has been acclaimed to the point where director Jon Favreau had Fraction consult on the sequel, conveniently due out just weeks later. With a new storyline kicking off, the new mission requires a new kind of armor.
“The inspiration for the new design came from thinking about a sleeker, leaner, tougher Iron Man,” Fraction said in a Marvel press release. “If technology is increasingly getting smaller and lighter it seems like the Iron Man should do the same: ergonomic and aerodynamic. We were looking for something that felt as sleek and glossy as a sports car Tony Stark would covet. I love what we’ve come up with. It feels like the next evolutionary step in the Iron Man’s design.”