Now that it’s public knowledge that Iron Man 3 will feature the most Iron Man suits we’ve ever seen, Marvel is taking advantage, releasing officiall images of the “Iron Legion,” two at a time.
Monday saw the official reveals of the Silver Centurion & Shotgun Armors on Marvel’s Facebook pages, followed by the hulkish Igor and Heartbreaker suits on Tuesday, and yesterday, two more familiar designs.
We’ve met the characters, seen the posters, the trailers and even the leaked art and toy images, so what’s left? For the hardcore fans and Marvel Comics readers, it’s all about getting a close look Tony Stark’s new arsenal.
Marvel Studios is now using social media to engage fans and have them answer movie trivia with the ‘Iron Man 3: Armor Unlock’ app, and the rewards – depending on which geographical region has the most correct answers from users – are an exclusive first look at the new armor suits. It began with the “Shotgun“ (Mark 40 Hyper Velocity Suit) and “Silver Centurion“ (Mark 33 Enhanced Energy Suit), followed by the “Igor” (Mark 38 Heavy Lifting Suit) and the “Heartbreaker” (Mark 17 Artillery Level RT Suit). Now, the official reveal of what was once described as the “Deep Space Armor” and one of the more unique suits from the Hall of Armor:
The official name of the rather unique white and grey Mark 39 may put to rest rumors that Tony Stark may use this suit at the end of the movie (possibly after the credits roll) to meet up with the Guardians of the Galaxy. This rumor stemmed from the timing of leaked toy imagery featuring this suit coinciding with rumors that Iron Man 3 would be used to tease Marvel Studios’ riskiest project to date.
As for the goofier looking armor, its name as the “Disaster Rescue Suit” may hint at the possibility of Pepper Potts suiting up in it, since her armor from the comics is know as the RESCUE and Marvel began advertising
what we already knew that Pepper does wear armor in Iron Man 3.
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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, Stephanie Szostak, Jon Favreau, Rebecca Hall, William Sadler, James Badge Dale and the voice of Paul Bettany.
Iron Man 3 releases May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014, The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015 and Ant-Man on November 6, 2015.
Let me know on Twitter @rob_keyes which official armor is your favorite!