First Look at Radically New ‘Iron Man 3′ Armor

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UPDATE: Scroll Down for Hi-Res Images & Video of the New Iron Man Armor on Display!

Back at Comic-Con 2009 Marvel Studios commanded a dominating presence on the expo floor by bringing the hall of armor for Iron Man 2 with all three of Iron Man’s armor suits from the first film. After following up in 2010 and 2011 with Thor’s Asgardian throne room and the bridge of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier from The Avengers, respectively, Marvel is back with another film set recreation.

This one is an upgraded (read: expanded) hall of armor for Iron Man 3, containing seven suits from the franchise thus far. Today, there are eight suits on display…

After hearing whisperings of Marvel Studios shipping in something special related to a new armor suit for Iron Man 3 just for today, Marvel confirmed the buzz by sharing a photo from their Comic-Con 2012 booth before the show floor opened to the public and standing front in center was a never-before-scene armored suit, with quite a unique look.

Unlike the standard Iron Man armor designs that use red as its primary color, this one inverts the color scheme by embracing a golden design.


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[Update: Just added a few mobile phone shots from the floor]

Now, check out video of the armor on display:

The golden design is seemingly inspired by the Extremis concepts from the comics, of which this film is sourcing story details from and the gold is quite a contrast from the usual red-focused designs. The question now becomes, will Tony Stark have other suits in addition to this one or will that all be saved for War Machine and the villains? What does this mean for Iron Man’s armor in The Avengers 2 and will we ever see an adaptation of the Hulkbuster armor?

We’ll find out more about IM3 and the rest of the Marvel cinematic universe tonight during the Marvel Studios hall H panel.

Be sure to follow all our live Comic-Con 2012 coverage right here! Also check out the Iron Man 3 concept art.

Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black based off of his and Drew Pearce’s screenplay, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Jon Favreau, Rebecca Hall, Cobie Smulders, William Sadler, James Badge Dale and the voice of Paul Bettany.

Iron Man 3 releases May 3, 2013, Thor 2 on November 8, 2013, Captain America 2 on April 4, 2014 and (likely) Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014.

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  1. I honestly was surprised when i first saw it. I like the design but the gold isn’t really gold. It looks like some sort of vanilla creme junk. Maybe Iron man will be too busy fighting off bad guys to finish the paint job? I doubt it.

  2. It looks swag lol

  3. Does anyone else think the new IM suit looks like a can of vanilla coke?

    • lmao! it really does!

  4. The iron man suit is YELLOW its really bad… A good suit is the one shown in the video on my profile…

  5. Please send me a poster or cardboard cut out with new Iron Man my son loves it I’m in the process of doing his room all are man and I would love a real piece of iron! Leaving not iron Man movies is helping me and my phone close together thank you”Man

  6. Looks too much like Mass Effect armor…

    • Nothing looks like Mass Effect. Mass Effect just looks like everything.

  7. I don’t like the look of the Mark VIO at all.

  8. ^ Mark VIII

    • actually it is the mark 47.
      they skipped ahead no idea why but im sure we’ll find out next year

    • The Extremeis though is supposed to be infused into his bones so he no longer needs to worry about carrying around other suits, nor would he need to. Its cool to see him in other suits but which is better seeing Iron Man in different colored suits or having the technology infused into his body making him more powerful then ever, even if he can’t change the color?

  9. the original look`s better

  10. it is strange how the mark 2 suit is being displayed while it is actually in the iron man 2 have been stolen by rhodes and turned into the war machine. i guess tony stark take it back from rhodes and remove all the modification that has been done to the suit.

    • Or he still had the design and made a copy? How else could War Machine be in IM3?

  11. by the way, the new suit actually looks sooooooo beige in color than actually gold colored.

  12. This new armor confuses me. I tend to focus intently on, like, the technical aspects of his armor, like the mechanics underneath the outer armor layer and how it all works. And this armor just completely throws everything I thought I knew about his armor previously in the trash can. I mean, there are so many panels that look like they could be hiding something and servos where they shouldn’t be. Maybe the armor can somehow transform into different configurations? I don’t know. This new suit is cool, but extremely confusing to look at and from a technical standpoint.

    In Fact, The one looking really “Extremis” is one of the suits behind in the display area…(Old Suits)

    Even the panels Design is completely Different!!!


  14. I would like all the new gold if that was gold. That is not gold, that is pretty much the color of sand. Either give me the old colors or make it look gold not sand. -_-

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