Andrew Hamm: the Bipolar Express

Ruminations on theatre, music, and just about anything else that crosses my bipolar brain.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Iron Man Revealed!

For a few months now, we've known about the ridiculously appropriate casting of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, the Invincible Iron Man. Who else but Downey to play a neurotic, smarmy, sex-addicted, alcoholic, obsessive billionaire genius? Tony Stark is my favorite superhero because he can so easily turn unlikeable, and Downey is the perfect actor for the part.

Now (thanks to Jeff Cole, who sent me the links) we have images of the armor being used in the movie, and it's totally megacool. Check it:

This is the Mark I armor, the first design. In the comics, it was built out of junk and spare parts to keep Tony's injured heart beating and help him escape a Vietnamese military camp. I'm surprised at how faithful this design is to the original comic.

This is the Mark III design, the current model, and the one we should be seeing the most of in the film. It's nearly identical to the suit he's wearing in continuity today.

I am so very pleased.

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