Iron Man 3 Armors

I’ll put the images after the jump for those who don’t want to have the look of the new movie spoiled, but “Iron Man 3″ stills have emerged showing the film’s new armor. I’m curious what you all think about the design changes.

First up is the new Iron Man suit itself:

It’s hard to tell from the photographs, but while the traditional sports car red is there, the metallic gold has been matted down almost into a cream. I hope not — I can’t say that “beige” is ever a color I want associated with a comic book super-hero. In terms of the armor design itself, I sort of feel like it comes across as shattered with the breaks in the color plates rather than a cohesive whole. I’ll have to wait to see it in context and in motion before I’ll know if I like it or not. Right now, I’m sort of meh.

The other leak is of the “Iron Patriot” costume (edited to replace original Photoshop with an actual photo):

I was never a fan of the design in the original comics and I can’t say that seeing it in real life has done much to change that opinion. I mean, I get the idea and I think it could work great in terms of the story. The look, however, just feels like the filthy love-spawn of Captain America and Optimus Prime.

What do you all think?

Update: Thanks to FOH John, a better image of the two armors together on-set.

25 Responses to Iron Man 3 Armors

  1. i like the heft of the new suit but the reversed color scheme is kinda wonky (i hate the black and orange coming out in the comics).
    the red, white and blue kinda works for me. Dont know why.

  2. I too will reserve judgement for the actual movie, because with the exception of Green Lantern, most of the costumes look better in motion than just a still pic with no effects on it. That being said, I’m a little curious as to what the story will be with the Iron Patriot, because we know it’s not gonna be Norman Osborne in the suit. I’m not really huge on the movies doing hybrid characters, like they did with Whiplash. So we’ll see.

  3. Rodimus Mike:
    2nd picture is just a bad photoshop…

    Good catch, thanks. Original post now updated with an actual set photo.

  4. I’ve read that speculated reports say that the Iron Patriot armor is War Machine which would make sense. I’m hoping, after just watching the Avengers movie again, that there is a possibilty that it is Cap in the Star Spangled suit. After their heated exchange in the Avengers where Cap keeps telling him to “put on the suit”, I’m theorizing that Stark gets Cap involved somehow and makes him armor. Now that would be KICK-ASS! Just sayin’……

    On the color of the new Iron Man suit, I’m a traditionalist and would prefer the colors reversed. Or more red on the chest and shoulders.

    Cheers!

  5. Meh. Hopefully, million-dollars CGI will make it look great

  6. I’ll bet anything W.M. becomes the Iron Patriot and the new suit is ok but the last suit he wore in Avengers movie was the best yet.

  7. Sebastian978:
    I’ll bet anything W.M. becomes the Iron Patriot and the new suit is ok but the last suit he wore in Avengers movie was the best yet.

    You are correct sir. It actually is War Machine’s armor. He’s not called Iron Patriot. The dude that was rumored to play Iron Patriot is playing a villain called Coldblood instead. Basically, no Norman Osborn = no Iron Patriot.

  8. Iron Patriot is kinda cool looking. My problem comes with the Iron Man desighn is the silver needs to be the muted yellow or red. Also I can’t tell if the helmut is too long or if it’s the angle, but it looks off to me for some reason. I think my problem is the silver comes off as dull. I also think the yellow in the neck should be red. I give Patriot a solid B and the new Iron Man armour I give a C- easpecally since the other armours were so cool!

  9. I don’t know, I’m still on the fence. The new Iron Man suit reminds me a lot of the silver and red Iron Man 2 suit, only replacing the silver with gold…but maybe that’s just me.

  10. Coldblood. Really? The cheesy cyborg dude? Well, that settles it. In comparison, this armor is going to look fantastic. :)

    Actually, although I prefer the red to be dominant, the new Iron Man armor is starting to grow on me. I mean, I won’t be too sorry when they change it again in the next film, but I’m okay with it.

    The Iron Patriot paintjob, on the other hand, looks pretty much just as I thought it would. Which would be okay, on the Iron Patriot, but it’s really wrong for War Machine. War Machine should be all weapons, no pointless gaudiness. A camo paintjob, I could accept, even though I prefer his plain steel. Until the movie tells me otherwise, I’m going to assume the red, white, and blue was dictated to him by the government.

  11. alphaalpharomeo

    I like both the designs

  12. The Iron Man armor looks horrible. Again, like it has said before by others, I’d have to see it in the actual movie, but right now, it’s bad. Needs more red, less gold, and the gold needs to be shiny. I thought that was the point in the first movie, the gold-titanium alloy was needed to survive the high altitude freezing.
    The Iron Patriot armor in the comics was a gimmick brought up by Osborne to replace the symbolic nature of Captain America and Iron Man in his new Dark Avengers. Obviously, that’s not going to be the case in the movie, but the armor looks about what I’d expect. I’m okay with it.

  13. I’m hoping that this isn’t going to be the armor that’s worn throughout the entire movie, and that it’ll be like the suitcase armor from 2.

  14. Not a fan of either paint job. This new Iron Man version looks too much like a Boom! Studios character, Soldier Zero: http://i.newsarama.com/images/SoldierZero02_CVR_A.jpg

    As with what X-Stacy mentioned, the “Iron Patriot” themed War Machine should really only have been something that the Air Force told him to do. Besides, Rhodey always preferred the gunmetal grey version of War Machine to the gaudy Iron man paint jobs and Iron Patriot was WAAAAYY over the top.

  15. X-stacy:
    Coldblood.Really?The cheesy cyborg dude?Well, that settles it.In comparison, this armor is going to look fantastic.

    Actually, although I prefer the red to be dominant, the new Iron Man armor is starting to grow on me.I mean, I won’t be too sorry when they change it again in the next film, but I’m okay with it.

    The Iron Patriot paintjob, on the other hand, looks pretty much just as I thought it would.Which would be okay, on the Iron Patriot, but it’s really wrong for War Machine.War Machine should be all weapons, no pointless gaudiness.A camo paintjob, I could accept, even though I prefer his plain steel.Until the movie tells me otherwise, I’m going to assume the red, white, and blue was dictated to him by the government.

    i imagine that the military is using the war machine armor as propaganda like they did with cap in his movie. i agree that the desert camo they use on tanks wud look cool on the armor

  16. Hmm… maybe Coldblood will get a badass gritty update like Whiplash did. Hell I don’t think they even referred to the Whiplash name at all in Iron Man 2, so bam cheesy character and cheesy name: GONE.

    Colors do look a little wonky in the new suit. I’m hoping post production fixes that a bit.

  17. The design of both costumes is good but the paint job just doesn’t grab me. I mean, the whole point of Iron Man is that he is supposed to be iron. With this paint job he looks like he’s plastic. And I definitely liked the mostly-red with gold accessory from the previous movies. I like the Iron Patriot but it just isn’t Rhodey. He was sort of the nitty-gritty soldier-type guy, not the stars n’ stripes guy. Not really liking these.

  18. spidercow2012

    This could be one of many armors that Stark would’ve accumulated by now. All that really bothers me about it is the frowny face: Downturned mouth, furrowed brow. As if a heavily armed flying metal guy coming at you isn’t enough.
    And I note there’s an insignia on the IP’s hip that looks very Air Force.

  19. spidercow2012:

    And I note there’s an insignia on the IP’s hip that looks very Air Force.

    It’s not the AF logo. I know, because I am in the AF. It’s just a couple stars with some stylized “wings”.

    Myself, I think the color scheme on the new IM armor is a nightmare. The armor looks more like something from Power Rangers or maybe Beetleborgs than a high-end comic book action movie. The IP styled armor is okay. Still kind of scattered. The point to color schemes for superhero costumes (whether supposed to be made of cloth or armor) is that simplicity makes the design memorable and easily re-produced.

  20. yeah I’m not a fan of creamy Iron Man

    Iron Patriot War Machine – better

  21. Iron Man armor looks pretty sucktacular. The trim should always be in gold, and the majority in red, not the other way around. And the staight line mouth is what makws it. Now he just looks like a grumpy gus who is cranky he had to roll out of bed to do some hero-ing. Iron Patriot was looking too busy design-wise at first, but it’s growing on me.

  22. I have been told it may be ‘Detroit Steel’ and not War Machine or Iron Patroit

  23. Gabe Puratekuta

    darkvatican:Myself, I think the color scheme on the new IM armor is a nightmare.The armor looks more like something from Power Rangers or maybe Beetleborgs than a high-end comic book action movie. The IP styled armor is okay.Still kind of scattered.The point to color schemes for superhero costumes (whether supposed to be made of cloth or armor) is that simplicity makes the design memorable and easily re-produced.

    So what you’re saying is that the suit’s bad because Japan?

  24. spidercow2012

    darkvatican: It’s not the AF logo. I know, because I am in the AF. It’s just a couple stars with some stylized “wings”.

    I’m aware that it’s not identical to the AF logo, which is way cooler. It is somewhat reminiscent of it, and I probably should have been more specific. I only intended to note a possible implication that maybe that was Rhody inside (I could easily be wrong; we’re all just guessing at this point, or going on rumor). Not unreasonable that either Hollywood or Stark Industries could’ve got the logo wrong through some misguided notion of style.
    Upon further thought, I suppose the stars and wings could lead one just as easily to surmise that that’s Cap inside.
    Or, what the hell, Wonder Woman.