Besides all the massive crossover connections, tragic twists, and game-changing developments that have been teased for Avengers: Infinity War, we're also going to see the obligatory upgrades in character costumes and power sets that come with every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.
The progression MCU character costumes is epitomized in armor upgrades of Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark / Iron Man, and for the epic cosmic battle of Infinity War, Iron Man is expected to get his biggest upgrade yet.
Now, thanks to some new Avengers: Infinity War promo artwork, we have a more detailed look at Iron Man's latest armor, and as you can see, it's going to be the most advanced tech that Tony Stark has ever handled!
As you can see in the pictures above, the armor that Tony Stark will don for Infinity War seems to be able to shape-shift (so to speak) to create all kinds of blasters and energy weapons, as well as possessing bug-like wing flaps on the back.
Given the armor's abilities being displayed here, and the overall aesthetic of the suit, it seems pretty clear that this is based on the "Model Prime Armor" armor design.
The Model Prime armor was something that Tony Stark designed after high school student (and future inheritor of the Iron Man mantle) Riri Williams cracked the code of reverse-engineering Stark's Iron Man designs.
After taking some time in isolation, Tony made a big technological jump with his Model Prime Design; the armor's final design made it an all-in-one Swiss Army Knife-type of weapon, able to use nanotech and a shifting-scale body design to reconfigure into any number of weapons of tools - including anything from Stark's entire lineup of previous armor designs (Hulkbuster, stealth, orbital flight, etc.).
The suit is linked to Tony's brain synapses so that it can literally respond to commands with the speed of thought, and can achieve high speed and altitude flight within seconds. More importantly, it's resistant to all sorts of high-powered attacks, including massive energy blasts, sonic or electromagnetic attacks.
Fans have expected the Moden Prime Armor to appear in Avengers: Infinity War - just one of many suspected costume changes that the Avengers superheroes will be given. The artwork also gives us another look at Spider-Man's new Infinity War suit, and recent set photos have revealed that Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye is also in for a big change in appearance.
Avengers: Infinity War will be in theaters on May 3, 2018. Avengers 4 is currently in production.