Some new concept art for Iron Man 3 has been released, showing two new suits of armor Tony Stark might end up using in Shane Black’s upcoming film.
The two suits shown are Tony Stark’s “Hulkbuster” armor from the comics (which is exactly what it sounds like) and a suit of “Deep Space” armor. These might just be cool concepts drafted up Marvel Cinematic Universe style, but not intended to be used in Iron Man 3. However, if they are going to show up in the films, the art says a thing or two about what to expect from the plot.
MovieWeb notes that it’s been heavily rumored over the past month that we won’t be seeing the Hulk again until The Avengers 2. Given the “Hulkbuster” concept art, this might not end up being true, but I doubt we’ll be seeing Iron Man face off against Hulk in an already crowded film.
Also, there have been rumors that Iron Man 3 ties directly into Guardians of the Galaxy, with Stark traveling into space to meet up with the intergalactic police force. The concept art lends that rumor some credence.
What do you think? Will we see the Hulkbuster and Deep Space armor suits in Iron Man 3?
Iron Man 3 hits theaters May 3rd, 2013. It stars Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jon Favreau, Paul Bettany, Ben Kingsley, and Don Cheadle.
Concept art of Iron Man’s Hulkbuster and Deep Space armor are below: