The new Mark VIII armor for Iron Man 3 is revealed

What kind of armor will Tony Stark wear in Iron Man 3? That question has been answered at Comic-Con International, where the new costume is on display at the Marvel booth.

Here’s Wired senior editor Peter Rubin with an exclusive look at the new armor, as well as a chronological spin through the various power suits donned by Robert Downey Jr. in the hit superhero movies.

The Mark VIII armor:

 

Source: Wired – Exclusive Video: First Look at New Armor From Iron Man 3

Five awesome ways they bent physics for ‘The Avengers’

Captain America’s shield
Captain America harnesses the power of “Vibranium,” a metal extracted from a meteorite that crashed in Africa. The shield is capable of absorbing, storing and redirecting kinetic energy, and the material becomes more powerful as more weapons are turned against it. In the movie, Captain America redirects a shot from Iron Man’s repulsor ray into a bunch of Chitauri warriors sneaking up on Iron Man.

“The property that lends Vibranium its remarkable characteristics is its ability to store or channel energy in its atomic structure,” said Suveen Mathaudhu, a program manager in the materials science division of the U.S. Army Research Office.

Scientists have yet to find a material that gets tougher the more it gets knocked around, but battlefield materials are getting increasingly better at dissipating impact energy.

Thor controls lightning
The Norse god Thor is able to summon lightning by wielding Mjolnir, his trusty enchanted hammer. Thor can channel the storm’s fury into devastating energy blasts that can destroy even secondary Adamantium. In real life, companies are tinkering with artificial lightning. Applied Energetics, a company that develops lasers and particle beam systems, has built a lightning gun that can stall cars or defuse roadside bombs.

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New ‘Avengers’ trailer – a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new footage

Just a few days ago, a new Avengers trailer was released, containing awesome footage:

  • Hulk catching Iron Man in mid-air
  • Three-way fight between Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man.

Pretty exciting if you’re a casual fan (watch the trailer below), but if you can’t get enough…

Then check out these scene-by-scene breakdowns of the new footage – 21 screen captures and descriptions.

Once you’re done with go on to the next dissection of the trailer from October – 22 screen captures and follow-along descriptions.

 

Avengers – trailer 2 – released Feb 29, 2012

 

All of the trailers are easily viewed at the Avengers Facebook page and also check out the prologue (6-minute video) for the Dark Night Rises

New 'Avengers' trailer – a scene-by-scene breakdown of the new footage

Just a few days ago, a new Avengers trailer was released, containing awesome footage:

  • Hulk catching Iron Man in mid-air
  • Three-way fight between Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man.

Pretty exciting if you’re a casual fan (watch the trailer below), but if you can’t get enough…

Then check out these scene-by-scene breakdowns of the new footage – 21 screen captures and descriptions.

Once you’re done with go on to the next dissection of the trailer from October – 22 screen captures and follow-along descriptions.

 

Avengers – trailer 2 – released Feb 29, 2012

 

All of the trailers are easily viewed at the Avengers Facebook page and also check out the prologue (6-minute video) for the Dark Night Rises