Early Concept Design For Mark I Iron Man Suit Revealed

Iron Man Mark I

An early design for the Mark I Iron Man suit has been revealed.

It’s hard to imagine the Marvel Cinematic Universe began over a decade with Iron Man, which hit cinemas in 2008. Directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr., the film became an unprecedented success, garnering critical and commercial acclaim. The film’s post-credits scene teased the Avengers initiative, which planted seeds for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As the film’s in the Marvel Cinematic Universe continued to progress, so did Iron Man’s suit, becoming more colourful and complicated.

Marvel Studios Head of Visual Development Ryan Meinerding took to Instagram to share one of the earliest designs of the Iron Man suit, taking it back to its humbling beginnings. The suit in question is the Mark I, which Tony Stark built in a cave when captured by terrorists. Be sure to swipe right to get a closer look at the Iron Man Mark I suit.


As stated in the caption, this Iron Man painting was done in 2006, two years before the titular film hit cinemas. Since the Mark I suit, Iron Man has adopted a red and yellow color scheme. We’ve also seen hundreds of different suits that the character has created that serve multiple purposes. While his first suit may have been extremely bulky and hard on the eyes, it’s impressive to see how far the creator’s ingenuity has gone.

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Iron Man last appeared in Avengers: Endgame. Here is a plot synopsis for the film:

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the Avengers and be sure to take a look at and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube account!

Source: Ryan Meinerding