‘Iron Man 3’ Concept Art Reveals Unused Armor Design For Robert Downey Jr.

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Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man

Marvel Studios’ Andy Park has shared Mark XVI armor concept art from Iron Man 3 for Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark.

Iron Man 3 is one of the most debated films in Marvel Studios’ Infinity Saga. The sequel was Robert Downey Jr.’s final solo film for Iron Man and featured the infamous Mandarin twist. The 2013 film also featured many suits including the Mark XVI that Downey Jr. wore prominently in the film.

Mark XVI is a standout when it comes to armor Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark has worn in the Marvel Cinematic Universe due to the the suit having gold as a primary color instead of the traditional red. Marvel Studios Director of Visual Development Andy Park recently shared an unused design for the Mark XVI on Instagram that would have seen Iron Man in all-black instead of the gold. You can see the Iron Man 3 concept art below.


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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.

Iron Man 3 is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the Marvel Cinematic Universe and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content in the future!

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.