Sorting through all the SDCC news, I came across Marvel’s Iron Man 3 complete with a few photos of the Mark Gold or whatever they’re going to call it armor from the upcoming third film. Now, I’ve learned from years of watching Kamen Rider to never judge an armor from a photo. It looks different when it moves. It looks different when it’s filmed. Something that looks like a stiff piece of fail can turn out to be an iconic vision when you put a proper suit actor in the shell.
That said, while I appreciate the break from the more traditional Iron Man look from the comics, there’s something about this that is strangely off-putting. I think maybe it’s that there’s nothing breaking up the gold in the front. Take a look at the back of the armor:
That’s actually quite nice. The use of red breaks up the form so you can see a definitive separation between the top and the bottom. From the front, the gold makes it look like one big piece, especially if you view it from a distance. I think if there was a little more red to break up the form a little bit, maybe around the waist, it would weird me out less.
That said, final judgement will have to wait until we see it in motion. And I’m sure if I was on the floor of the con, I’d be shitting myself silly seeing this thing for real.