Iron Man is set to fly again in Avengers: Infinity War, and it looks like he’ll be doing it in a shiny new set of armor, one that may be based
Based on the description from ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis, who was at D23 and saw the Avengers: Infinity War footage, the armor is mostly red and has a modular and rounded look to the design. Based on Davis's description, it seems that the armor may be based on the Iron Man Armor Model 51, also known as the Model-Prime Armor.
Tony Stark was inspired to build the Model-Prime armor after Riri Williams, a 15-year-old MIT student, was able to reverse engineer some of Tony's own Iron Man armor designs. Feeling that he’d fallen behind the technological curve, Tony locked himself in his lab to play catch up. The armor he created, Armor Model 51, was capable changing its shape and color to match whatever need Tony had in a given moment. Essentially, the Model-Prime Armor was all of Tony’s past armors in one suit.
Whether or not Iron Man’s Avengers: Infinity War armor possesses all of the same capabilities of the Model-Prime armor or is just cosmetically designed after the suit, which was originally designed by David Marquez, remains to be seen. If nothing else, the suit seems capable keeping Tony alive in space since he is seen wearing it while in the company of the Guardians of the Galaxy in the Avengers: Infinity War footage.
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Avengers: Infinity War brings the Guardians of the Galaxy to Earth to team up with the Avengers to face off against Thanos and his minions. It seems the Guardians now include Nebula among their crew.
Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Benicio del Toro, Tom Holland, and Anthony Mackie.
Avengers: Infinity War opens May 4, 2018.