The Infinity War movie featured new toys of many superheroes of the MCU. Captain America got his new shield, Thor got a new hammer and The Winter Soldier got a new arm while Spider-Man got a new suit. But none of those toys compares to how the Infinity War revealed the newest version of the Iron Man suit to the whole wide world. Built purely out of nano-sized intelligent robots stored in a contraption on his chest, the suit’s applications were limitless.
It could form around the body of Tony Stark at will, create huge magnificent weapons out of thin air and could also self-heal. But the true abilities of the suit were still not explored in full in the movie. The early concept arts for the Infinity War Iron Man suit revealed that the suit’s true potential for battle was well beyond what we comprehended it to be.
The newly released Marvel’s Avengers Infinity War: The Art of the Movie has already revealed a lot about all the course correction measures that were taken before the theatrical version of Infinity War was finalized. One of those concept arts by Josh Nizzi shows Iron Man transforming his suit into a superfast spacecraft.
The suit is shown to have a huge booster rocket engine at the back mount and nano-tech powered wings. This would mean Tony Stark could convert the suit into a form of high-speed space jet.
Here is the picture we are talking about:
Josh Nizzi was luckily available for commenting on this art for the Art of the Movie concept art book. He had this to say and we quote:
“The Iron Man superweapon shows off the capabilities of the nanotech suit, both in terms of firepower and how the suit can morph into new forms,” explained Nizzi in the pages of the art book. “In order to explore the limits of how much to change the overall profile and massing of the Iron Man suit, I did a number of roughs. These were helpful to dial in how far to push the designs but still maintain the right level of realism.”
A version of the concept art did appear in the movie. In Avengers Infinity War, the massive booster support rockets were probably the ones that inspired the combined rocket that forms around Iron Man’s legs when he goes full turbo mode to rescue Spider-Man from Ebony Maw’s ship.
The second part of the design, the massive X-shaped wings, makes an appearance when Tony Stark fights Thanos on the surface of Titan with the Iron Man suit. These wings are no longer used by Stark to propel him through space at Mach 5 velocities. Instead, they are more tuned to amplifying the energy beams from the repulsor array of Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit.
Rumors continue to claim that Tony Stark might be getting a new suit in Avengers 4. Every time Iron Man comes to the screen, he has a completely new and advanced version of the Iron Man armor protecting his rear from the bad guys. The concept art by Josh Nizzi may not have been used in Infinity War but rest assured, there is still a high probability that Iron Man might still end up becoming a transformer in Avengers 4, which is rumored to also be the last and final appearance of Robert Downey Junior as the titular character.
Will we be able to see Iron Man in his full glory this time or will Marvel Studios not give us that honor in Avengers 4 as well?? Only time can give us that answer.
Iron Man appeared last in Avengers: Infinity War. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artefacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.