Prepare For ‘Captain America: Civil War’ With a Look Back at Every Iron Man Armor From Mark I to Mark XLVI
Every good superhero has to upgrade his costume from time to time. Superman lost his underwear for Man of Steel. Batman got nipples for Batman & Robin. It’s just part of the superhero job. But Iron Man may be taking his job to extremes. In just six onscreen appearances — Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Avengers, Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron and the upcoming Captain America: Civil War — Tony Stark has created an astounding 45 armors. We’re here to take a look back at all 45 of them (plus the odd War Machine or Iron Patriot).
After destroying all his armors at the end of Iron Man 3 (when he told J.A.R.V.I.S. to activate the "Clean Slate" protocol), Tony Stark returned in Age of Ultron with three new armors: Mark XLIII, Mark XLIV (a.k.a. the Hulkbuster) and Mark XLV. After the Battle of Sokovia, Stark has created the brand new Mark XLVI, which resembles the “Bleeding Edge” armor from the comics. But before we get to those we need to back to Stark’s humble beginning with the original Mark I. As Obadiah Stane so eloquently shouted in the first Iron Man film, “Tony Stark was able to build this in a cave! With a box of scraps!”
To get you fully prepared for the upcoming Marvel adventure, we’ll go all the way from Mark I to Mark XLVI to check out Iron Man’s armored progress along the way. Some of these suits are pretty damn cool, and others ... well, you can see why Stark blew up his armory.
Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters on May 6.
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