A figure inspired by Iron Man 3 gives us the original design for Robert Downey Jr.’s Mark XVI Armor.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man 3 was filled to the brim with various suits for the titular character. From tactical suits to the iconic heavy-lifting suit Igor, Iron Man 3 solidified itself as the perfect showcase for Tony Stark’s precious tech. With so many suits to show off on screen, changes had to be made to fit the visual language of the film. One of the suits that underwent a change was the Mark XVI armor, best remembered as the suit Tony wore during his fight against Aldrich Killian.
Andy Park, Marvel Studios’ Director of Visual Development showed off the original design for Robert Downey Jr.’s Mark XVI Armor — which was originally a metallic black with bloodshot-red lights — in a brand new custom-made figure. You can check it out below.
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I finally got this bad boy for my collection- Iron Man Mark 16! And in the color scheme I originally designed him in for Iron Man 3. They changed his colors to red & gold for the film I’m assuming b/c the finale took place during night. I got this King Arts 1/9 scale figure custom painted by the extraordinary @jsgfxjamie Thanks Jamie! #ironman #customfigure #custompaint #stealth #kingarts
In the caption, Park suggests that Marvel likely changed the color scheme for Mark XVI suit because the finale for the film takes place at night. The suit seen in the film sports the classic Iron Man red and gold and perfectly conveys the visual design that Park was going, barring the stealthy black color. Park also shared the concept art that inspired the Robert Downey Jr. figure.
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Here is the official synopsis for Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man 3:
Marvel’s “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.
Directed by Shane Black from a script he co-wrote with Drew Pearce, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stéphanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, and Ben Kingsley.
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