Rather than try and steal an Iron Man suit from the likes of Elon Musk or some other billionaire likely to invent such a thing, the US military is taking the initiative to build its own Iron Man-like super suit. It won’t be just like the comics or the movies, because much of the Iron Man suit is just fantasy, but there is a lot we could do with current technology to build a pretty badass militarized robotic exoskeleton suit that could punch every terrorist in the face at once.
While Robert Downey Jr has proven to be the perfect Tony Stark, and he’s committed to playing Tony Stark for at least a little while longer, if Marvel wants to keep bringing in the money from the Iron Man franchise, they’re going to have to cast someone else. And Mark Wahlberg wants to be that someone else.
While it had been uncertain how long Robert Downey Jr would want to wear the Iron Man mask, it’s certain that Marvel can’t hand it off to anyone else at this point. So after, I suppose a couple jumbo jets filled with cash, Robert Downey Jr has officially signed on to stay with the franchise for two more Avengers movies. That’s what I talkin’ bout.
Tony Stark, here you are again, you international master of marvelous manufacturing, mechanized murder mogul and magnificent egomaniacal man-slut. We love you. You’ve been kicking ass as the captain of Marvel’s flagship movie franchise monster for half a decade now and while Cap and Thor are eagerly amping up for their first sequels like prom dates on birth control you’re rounding out the trilogy in good stride. It’s good to be the king, but you have to admit that heavy is the head that wears the crown and this newest adventure labors under that burden.