Iron Man 3 Display at Comic Con

Marvel fans at Comic-Con were given a big surprise today when the convention floor opened and in front of the Iron Man display was the newest version of the suit for ‘Iron Man 3.’

Fans have already assumed that an armor upgrade was inevitable, but from the looks of it, the upgrade is a bit more than expected. Instead of the traditional red with gold trim look, the Mark VII has more gold and less red. It also looks like the suit will feature more gadgets and gizmos than the last 2 films. But it does beg the question, will Tony Stark have additional suits other than this one in the film?

Behind the suit is the exhibit of all the other 7 Iron Man suits Tony Stark designed starting from the one he made from scraps while held hostage in the desert to the most recent one used in ‘The Avengers.’ The fact that the setup is the same of that from the official set photo that was released last month is no coincidence.

No doubt more information about the movie and the suit will be revealed at tonight’s Marvel panel so keep an eye out because as soon as we hear any news, we’ll let you know! In the meantime, check out the photos of the new suit courtesy of CinemaBlend:

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Directed by Shane Black, ‘Iron Man 3’ is set for release on May 3, 2013 and stars Robert Downey, Jr, Ben Kingsley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce.