Posts Tagged ‘suite’

Real-Life Iron Man (Sort of)

May 20, 2008

The new Iron Man movie has got everyone and their uncle talking about real-life robotic armor. But Japan’s Cyberdyne (OK, I’m a little worried) comes the closest and is on the verge of mass-producing a strength-enhancing exoskeleton suit called Hybrid Assistive Limb, or HAL (OK, now I’m a lot worried). The suit even has lighted circles just like Iron Man’s repulsors. I say, forget Iron Man, you now have a suit to match your Imperial Storm Trooper helmet.
The company was started in 2004 and so, like good modern sci-fi geeks, they pay homage to all the robotic fancies of geekdom. Cyberdyne expects to produce up to 500 suits per year starting in October.

First Iron Man Suit Picture

May 9, 2008

iron man first suiteThe long-awaited first picture of the actual suit in the upcoming Iron Man movie has finally been revealed. Frankly, it looks almost exactly like it did in the comics, as you can see by the picture above—which admittedly is a little silly, but so was the Green Goblin outfit in Spider-Man and the Tumbler in Batman Begins. Of course, this isn’t the final suit of Iron Man’s; it’s simply the suit Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) creates to save his life and escape imprisonment, and when he gets back to his home and his billions of dollars in the U.S., he improves it quite a bit and gives it a little color.