Thursday, April 12, 2007

Iron Man - The Grey Suit - First Picture!

The grey Iron Man armour, Stark's famous first suit from Shellhead's very first appearance in Tales Of Suspence #39 from 1963 will be re-imagined and immortalised on film in next year's Iron Man movie.

This is an exclusive picture comparing the cover of the aforementioned book with the just released picture from Jon Favreau's production.

The story of this armour was that it was created in a Viet-Cong workshop by Stark as a prisoner of the VC and a fellow prisoner Professor Yin Sen. They secretly designed and constructed the suit under the guise of creating a weapon for the VC warlord. No doubt this will be updated for a more modern age possibly a Taliban cave where Stark can cannibalise parts of modern technology and... ...hey that looks like a flame thrower on his wrist! This is beyond cool!

The updated idea is practically confirmed by the casting of Shaun Tuob of Persian stock (whom you see typecast as generic wogs in various Hollywood productions) as Iron Man's arch-nemisis The Mandarin.

Sources: ISEB, Jon Favreau himself

8 comments:

Civilian Overseer said...

This looks so very, very camp. Only a man with an unhealthy interest in dressing up in fancy costumes and make believe could possible be interested in this but where could we find such a man, a yes, I forgot, Lt.Col take a bow.

Civilian Overseer said...

Take a looksie here, play the music first, then scroll down....

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/32250

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

I already saw that just in case Harry had more pictures than I did. This wasn't the only time I've scooped AICN I just don't go blowing my trumpet like they do.

Ah yes the ol' Black Sabbath number. A lot of us have asked Jon to include this in the movie somewhere.

Civilian Overseer said...

I believe the appropriate term is "Scrapped" not "Scooped".

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

No. A scoop is a journalism term for a story or fact; especially, news learned and reported before anyone else. Scooped is an extension of that term describe where one individual would obtain a scoop before another.

Civilian Overseer said...

Scraped means lifting content directly from another site and passing it off as your own content without acknowledging the original source.

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Ok my bad, normally I do but the source of infomation at the base of my posts. In this case I didn't. I scraped ISEB but scooped AICN happy?

Civilian Overseer said...

Better.