As we patiently wait for Thor: Ragnarok and the eventual team between Thor and Hulk, we're also looking forward to the arrival of Avengers 3, which could introduce even more Asgardian influence to Earth's Mightiest Heroes, especially with Robert Downey Jr.'s recent tease suggesting Iron Man man could be getting his very own Asgardian style suit of armor.
We haven't seen Downey Jr. in his role of Tony Stark since the climax of 2016's Captain America: Civil War, but after his appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming, 52-year-old will get another big part to play in the Russo Brothers' Avengers: Infinity War, which appears to be finally taking the Avengers off of Earth to face off against new enemies, meaning Stark's normal technology might finally find its match.
Taking to Facebook, Downey Jr. shared a post which has sparked rumors that we could see the Asgardian Uru armor - one suit which can survive far more than your standard Iron Man outfit. At this point, we should point out that it is clearly speculation, and Downey Jr. could just be sharing a rendering that he was impressed by:
With an ever revolving wardrobe of Iron Man suits, it's all but a given Tony Stark will have at least one new look when we reach Infinity War. It's doubtful that this is the exact look it would have in the movie, but is he teasing something similar by posting this for the movie?
Notably, the post is in no way linked to the Russo Brothers' film and it also comes courtesy of Prince Armory, a company known for making these suits for cosplay purposes. In a similar vein to the infamous "Hulkbuster" suit from Age of Ultron, we have already seen a "Thorbuster" outfit, known as Model 23 in the comics; however, it could also hew far closer to the aforementioned Uru Armor.
Featured in 2011's Fear Itself #7, Stark was given the power to create weapons from Asgard's one-eyed ruler Odin. Crafting eight weapons, Stark then dropped himself into a molten vat of Uru (the same material to create the mythical Mjölnir) while wearing his Extremis armor. Emerging from the substance, Stark found himself imbued with the powers of the gods and a suped-up suit he deemed the "Uru armor." Given that Mjölnir looks like it will need some reassembling after Ragnarok, the appearance of some Uru looks like a distinct possibility.
In the Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes animated series, Stark worked with dwarven blacksmiths to make the Uru armor. With rumors that Peter Dinklage is playing Eitri, the King of the Dwarves, in Infinity War, the armor's origins could use the animated series for inspiration.
Apart from early trips into the upper atmosphere (and a brief trip through the Chitauri portal in the first Avengers), Infinity War will mark Iron Man's premiere trip into space. Given his one-time status as a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy in the comics, we have always known that the MCU would probably take Stark off-Earth one day, but it looks like Infinity War will be his first chance to truly reach for the stars.
Source: Robert Downey Jr.
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) release date: Jul 07, 2017
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018