I am Iron Man!
Warner Bros. and DC Comics don’t have the market cornered on a highly-anticipated comic book property in 2008. Due in theatres in May of 2008, Iron Man is Marvel Comics film offering with blockbuster potential. Starring acclaimed actor Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark, the billionaire industrialist and inventor whose altar ego is the heroic Iron Man, the film co-stars the likes of Gwenyth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, and Jeff Bridges. Check out the trailer here.
Having been wounded while testing one of his newest high-tech creations, Stark creates an iron suit of armor that essentially acts as a life-support system. Utilizing the souped-up superpowered suit, Stark takes on the identity of Iron Man and embarks upon a career of super heroism.
Although the movie hasn’t come out yet, there are already officially licensed Iron Man costumes at the ready. In sizes to fit children and adults, this look is the classic style of the red-and-yellow armor sported by Stark in the Iron Man comic books, this is the perfect costume for hitting up a Comic Con, attending the movie in costume, or just stockpiling a cool look for Halloween. Perhaps before Halloween, some newer costumes based on the darker, more modern look of Iron Man in the film version will be available. Excelsior!