Is Iron Man’s suit for Captain America: Civil War the ‘Bleeding Edge’?
Throughout the years both in the comics and film, Iron Man’s suit has become more and more complex with the assembling and moving parts. But with new concept art that has surfaced of Iron Man as he is to appear in Civil War has the geek in us really alert and hopeful. It all started with these two images:
In a move that could potentially be Marvel giving the finger to suspension of disbelief to the average film goer, the concept art depiction of Iron Man looks a lot like the Bleeding Edge armor depicted in the comics.
The armour versions we have been seen in the films have been your Mark 1 (the very first Iron Man suit he somehow magically built in a third world desert as a POW) to likes of the Mark VI that assembles and dissembles by a simple gesture or the Mark XLIII or our recent fan-favourite, the so-fabled “HulkBuster”.
So what about the Bleeding Edge? How’s that different? In the comics, the Bleeding Edge armour is not formed by bulky moving mechanical parts. It is formed by nanobots. Nanobots that exist inside Tony Stark, which, on mental command comes out and forms the suit around him. You can almost hear the nervous head-scratching of VFX artists worldwide.
How that would look on film is a mind-boggler for sure, but if the armour depicted is to be the Bleeding Edge, it would mean Stark will have a hell of a lot of power to back up his ego, as the suit has had its power likened to that of a man-made star. Hell, it was powerful enoguh a suit to go head to head with the God Of Thunder Thor. We can only imagine the cost.
In any case, the Caps going to have a fight on his hands come Civil War.
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War hits cinemas May 6th 2016
“First off, what a cool name for an armour. Secondly, do you think the Bleeding Edge, if it is the armour depicted in the concept art, will translate well to film? Or will they have the nano tech exist outside his body like in a watch or something? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section”