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Earlier today Marvel released an awesome new poster for Iron Man 3. The poster featured a small army of other Iron Man armors ready for battle! We’ve now got some great closeup shots of those Iron Man armor suits, giving us a better look at them. As you’ll see, they’re really freakin’ cool! The image above is also ultra high resolution, so click to enlarge!
We previously heard that there will be around 40 suits of armor in the movie, and that they’ll be remotely operated from Tony Stark’s latest suit. It’s going to be so rad seeing all of these suits in action!
Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
The movie stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Rebbeca Hall, and Guy Pearce. It’s set to open in 3D and 2D theaters on May 3rd, 2013.
Fellow programs! For your entertainment we have two Users battling to the death. We have the strength of the Hulk vs the ingenuity of Iron Man.
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Refusing to fight will result in immediate de-resolution.
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Check out these incredibly cool pieces of fan art created by Dan Burgess featuring portraits of Iron Man and Spider-Man. These would make great prints, they’re dark, bold and badass.
Since I am not as smart or as wealthy as Tony Stark, I will never be able to make my very own Iron Man suit. However, after seeing this fully functional fan-made Iron Man Gauntlet I do have some hope. This thing is simply awesome. Not only does it look realistic, it shoots frickin’ lasers man!
It was built by Patrick Priebe, who describes it as follows:
Full metal gauntlet, runs on 1x 18650 plus 2x 14500 Li Ion cells.
2 blue lasers on board, 1.2W each, plus 2 4mW for aiming.
Watch the super-cool video to see this bad boy in action:
Here’s a badass piece of geek art for you today called “Billion Dollar Dark Side.” It features an Iron Man and Darth Vader mashup character holding the head of Batman. The illustration was created by , and comes with the following caption…
The Dark side only has enough room for one billionaire.
And Iron Vader made sure he was the last one standing.
In a recent interview on stand-up comedian Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, director Jon Favreau looks back at his life, how his career got started and the films he’s made. It’s really a great listen, and I suggest you check it out, especially if you’re a fan of Favreau and his work. There’s a lot of great details revealed about his life, like how he wanted to become a fireman at one point, how he and Vince Vaughn became friends, how he put Swingers together, and a lot more great info. He also talked about the success of Iron Man and why Cowboys & Aliens wasn’t as successful. I thought Cowboys & Aliens was a very fun film, but for some reason it didn’t connect with audiences.
When talking about Swingers, the director explains how success can be difficult to handle, and how the pressure of following up that success can cause a person to develop feelings of failure before they even do anything else. The conversation turned to Cowboys & Aliens around this point and he said,
Cowboys & Aliens, it didn’t bomb but it was definitely a ‘pillow party’. You always feel this way about the latest project you’ve done but I feel like it’s the most evolved work I’ve done. Plus, the experience of working with Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, ‘Kurtzman and Orci’ and Damon Lindelof and then Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig, it was one of those things where when you achieve a certain amount of success, you’re the expert. You’re going to decide and give these platitudes of ‘if it bends its funny.’… I learned the lesson that you can make the best Bacon Sundae in the world but if people don’t want to eat that flavor of ice cream…and the name was misleading. With so many [actors] associated with it, it was seen as the big dog and we felt we were underdogs with how obscure the material was…The name that was so interesting made everyone think it was going to be a comedy and maybe it would’ve been better served with a different vision… It’s always a trick of ‘how can you get the big summer movie, with the big budget, where you can play with all the toys yet do something interesting with it. With Iron Man I had been spoiled because it worked out. [Looking at Iron Man] part of me felt that it was going to bomb and part of me felt like this is going to be the best movie in the world.
He then went on to talk about the success of Iron Man saying that the biggest contribution he made to the film was fighting for Robert Downey Jr. to play Tony Stark.
The stroke of brilliance with Iron Man was [Robert] Downey. It’s not that it was him, it was that it was him at that moment, having paid his dues and having a spiritual redemption…He came out of the other end of the tunnel glowing, there was a radiance to him. I knew that if I could get him then every decision for the movie would be obvious. My biggest contribution was the knife fight to get him [as] the star. Letting someone do it for themselves is the most gratifying feeling of connection.
I love the work Favreau has done, I’ve been a fan of his since Swingers. It’s been fun following his career, and I can’t wait to see where he goes next!
Here’s an incredibly cool piece of Geek Art featuring Magneto taking apart Iron Man. I actually don’t recall seeing these two Marvel characters together before, but I think it’s safe to say Magneto has the upper hand. That is unless the metal used to build Iron Man’s armor isn’t magnetic. The piece was illustrated by DeviantArt user BrentMcKee.
Here is the desciption from the Lego Cuusoo site:
With my Spider-Man being such a hit I felt like I had to try and top myself, and go even bigger! I got a lot of commentary regarding what character I should do next. A lot of Captain Americas, Hulks , and Iron Mans were suggested, all of which seemed like perfect additions to my growing superhero roster, than I thought, why not do the entire team from this summer’s THE AVENGERS?! It was quite possibly one of the best movies I have seen (I referred to it as my generation’s Star Wars) So why not do THE HULK, HAWKEYE, BLACK WIDOW, CAPTAIN AMERICA, THOR, and of course IRON MAN? So biting off way more than I could chew I set out to work on all Six simultaneously, which was great for purchasing lots of parts on brick link, was also terrible for my workflow, so I started focusing on the individual members of the team in the hopes to get something done before the Apocalypse. I started with Iron man because he was the first Avenger to appear on screen. Also there have been many IRON MAN MOCS around, everyone from ARVO, to Scott Snyder to John Fink Have all done him justice, so it was my goal to make this version of Iron Man uniquely my own, by giving him features and functionality not yet seen.
-He has many of the advanced joint constructions I incorporated into Spider-Man, though not quite as flexible (he is a guy in a big metal suit as apposed to a man with spider-like agility and a red and blue uni-tard after all) He still ends up with more articulation due to his having 5 fingers on each hand and the various gadgets he is adorned with. Totaling at well over 50 points of articulation!!!
Generally speaking I tried to include every unique feature I saw in the movies to make this Iron Man as deluxe and true to the film as possible.
-6 Independent Light Bricks one In his head, one in his chest, one in each hand and one in each foot. All activated by a button press.
-Each arm has a forearm mounted anti-tank missile launchers
-The top of each gauntlet has dual pop-up wrist mounted lasers
-Each trapezius mounted armor opens to reveal a silo full of anti-personnel missile.
-His thighs also have air to ground missile batteries
-Dual hip mounted anti-missile flares
-Upper Shoulder and back ailerons
-Rear mounted secondary propulsion high altitude jets
Want to give a huge thank you to all of you have supported me by liking or commenting on my MOCs, supporting my projects on Cuusoo, and posting it on your blogs and websites whether big or small was a huge help to me, and I can’t thank you enough!
Check out some cool shots of the figure:
We are once again on the cusp of a new year,and that means that it’s time for the regular yearly round of societally mandated self-improvement, the New Year’s Resolution. But while you and I might resolve to get out more, lose a little weight, or drop a few bad habits, our favorite superheroes have made mistakes over the past year that have been just a little bit bigger.
As a result, their shots at bettering themselves tend to be a little bigger, too. So today, we’re checking in with a few characters to find out about our favorite superheroes’ New Year’s Resolutions for 2013!
“Next time I see that a murderous psychopath who wants to destroy everything I care about has cut off his face and tacked it up on the wall, I’m just going to throw it away. Why did I leave that thing up in a glass case for a whole year?” — Batman, Gotham City
“Base more of my sinister plans around the plots of John Woo movies. If Face/Off went this well, imagine how much destruction I can cause with Mission: Impossible III!” — The Joker, Arkham Asylum
“Try to stab fewer people in front of impressionable teenagers that I’m trying to teach about nonviolence. The total number of people I stab won’t decrease or anything, I’m just going to try not to do it in front of kids so much.” — Wolverine, Westchester, NY
“Go back to wearing that costume with the extra arms from back before Civil War. Extra arms are basically the coolest thing a dude can have… ladies.” — Spider-Man, New York, NY
“I resolve to make the most of my very first starring role in a crossover! This is Aquaman’s time to shine and remind everyone of why I’m one of DC’s most beloved and long-lasting characters: Because I’m a war-planning super-badass who can choke out Batman and who doesn’t talk to fish — wait, is this fan-fiction?” — Aquaman, Atlantis
“Learn some ‘cool’ new skating board moves! I already got the kneepads and approved safety equipment, so this ‘old dog’ is ready for ‘rad’ times with the kids!” — Captain America, New York, NY
“Make an appointment to go to the optometrist and get my eyes checked. For some reason, all the women around me look the same.” — Tony Stark, New York, NY
“Quit smoking, drinking and swearing so much. Keep in mind that these aren’t really resolutions, mate. More like new job requirements.” — John Constantine, London
“I’m going to try to be the Summers Brother who doesn’t kill his father figure. I mean, we’re pretty much out of them anyway, so it shouldn’t be too hard.” — Havok, New York, NY
“Lose 15 gigatons.” — Galactus, Deep Space
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