If it pays to be prepared, then it’s no wonder Tony Stark’s a billionaire.
This week, Marvel’s unveiled new images of some of the dozens of different armors to be featured in the upcoming Iron Man 3 movie. As seen in the latest IM3 theatrical trailer, from the heavy-lifting specialized “Igor” to the cinematic take on the Silver Centurion suit, the film’s going to literally pack tons of Iron Man variations.
Iron Man’s had plenty of different armors since his creation in 1963, but it looks like Iron Man 3 will be upping the stakes with new takes on comic classics, plus original concepts developed just for the film. Considering how protective Marvel was over the Mark 39 suit leaking via toy images a few months back, it’s interesting to see it up close now, but with all of the Guardians of the Galaxy news filtering in of late, it makes sense to be a little less shy about a suit of armor capable of space travel (a major deficiency from previous models, as seen in the first two Iron Man movies).
Mark I ? Original armor built out of spare parts and various pieces of iron. It paved the way for all future Iron Man suits. While it didn?t include a lot of features, the Mark I did have flamethrowers. The Mark I appeared in the first Iron Man movie.
Mark VII ? Portable armor that is equipped with additional thrusters on the backs of the feet, calves, and legs. The Mark VII was used in The Avengers movie.
Mark XLII ? The Mark XLII is make out of separate pieces that can fly to Tony Stark and form a suit around his body. It?s controlled from a state-of-art chip implanted in Tony Stark?s left forearm. Tony Stark can summon the pieces with just his thoughts.
Sub-Orbital Suit (Mark XXXIX) ?Known as Gemini, it is designed for otherworldly journey. It has an integrated, removable booster pack and zero-gravity maneuvering thrusters.
Silver Centurion Suit (Mark XXXIII) ? The Silver Centurion has a slight protective force field, which allows the suit to attract or repulse objects using magnetic polarity. The suit is capable of firing pulse cannons that build in intensity the further they travel.
Stealth Suit (Mark XV) ? Known as Sneaky, it is virtually invisible to enemy early-warning systems. A chrome colored coating on the armor can darken or lighten to match the environment.
Black Stealth Suit (Mark XVI) ? Similar to Sneaky, it doesn?t have all the weapons and is designed for stealth missions. It?s known as Nightclub armor.
Deep Sea Suit (Mark XXXVII) ? Known as Hammerhead, it?s designed to be able to travel to the deepest parts of the ocean. It can withstand extreme pressure, and it has high-power work lights to allow visibility in murky waters.
Heavy Lifting Suit (Mark XXXVIII) ? Known as Igor, this armor actually wasn?t designed for battle. It was created for heavy lifting and carrying heavy objects.
Heavy Construction Suit (Mark XXV) ? Known as Striker, it was designed to help with construction. It?s powerful jackhammer-like arms can pulverize concrete. It can withstand high temperatures and electrical surges.
High-Velocity (Mark XL) ? Known as Shotgun, it?s designed for hypersonic speed. It can travel in excess of Mach 5.
Disaster-Rescue Suit (Mark XXXV) ? Known as Red Snapper, this armor was designed to survive in dangerous places. The suit has extendable arms and claws making it ideal for disaster rescue.
Artillery-Level RT Suit (Mark XII) ? Known as Heartbreaker, it has an oversized chest RT, which can fire powerful blasts. The Heartbreaker can fire narrow or wide beams and can also generate a repulsor shield for protection.
Skeleton Suit (Mark XLI) ? Known as Bones, it?s a black and gold lighter version of a full Iron man suit. It?s purpose is speed and maneuverability.
Fans will see a lot more of the (remote controlled?) armors when they make their onscreen debut in Iron Man 3 on May 3.