President Barack Obama spoke at a Manufacturing Innovation event on Tuesday and announced two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes – in Chicago and Detroit - with a surprising revelation: "I'm here to announce that we're building Iron Man."
Although fan-made gadgets replicating some of the Iron Man character's various abilities (and even some pretty authentic cosplay creations) attempt to bring this famous Avenger into the real world, what about more legitimate technology? Are we getting close to seeing an actual working Iron Man-like suit? It turns out, the US army is already hard at work on making this a reality for soldiers.
Because new footage of Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' will never not be exciting, ABC has graced our Friday with an early sneak peek of Tuesday's sophomore episode "0-8-4." The team will head to the jungles of Peru to recover a mysterious artifact, bringing Skye (Chloe Bennet) into the fold as they drop 'Iron Man' references! You know, like ya do.
Marvel surprised us all the other day with the revelation that ‘Captain America’ spinoff one-shot ‘Agent Carter’ could potentially join ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ in her own ongoing TV series, while a number of other potential Marvel series projects have entered the works. We’ve given our picks for what unseen Marvel characters deserve their own TV series, but who from the established cinematic universe would we most want to see in their own live-action TV series spinoff?
When it comes to comic book movie castings, this sort of outrage is nothing new. Just about every announcement comes with some sort of protest, as comic book fans have their own preconceived notions of what the big screen version of their favorite hero or villain should look and sound like.
Anyone who has been following superhero movies knows that Robert Downey, Jr. has signed on to return as Tony Stark in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' and 'The Avengers 3,' but his future as Iron Man beyond that is up in the air. It's unlikely that Downey (who will be 53 when the third 'Avengers' film hits) will occupy the role forever, and Marvel hasn't been shy about recasting the character should the need ever arise.
And that brings us to the weird news bit of the day: Mark Wahlberg wants to takeover the part.
We just can't get enough of Iron Man and his armored adventures, so we've decided to feature the Mark VI suit from 'Iron Man 2' in today's Cosplay of the Day! You can never go wrong with a classic Iron Man suit.
Marvel's 'Iron Man 2' may have proven the least well-received of the trilogy, possibly even the cinematic franchise at large, but there can be no denying that Sam Rockwell's entertaining Justin Hammer character had clearly been shoved aside by 'Iron Man 3,' and likely any future films. If Robert Downey Jr. isn't interested in 'Iron Man 4' however, might Rockwell look to reprise the character in Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?'