Tony Stark can't stop tinkering., That's why anytime Iron Man shows up in a Marvel movie, he's inevitably sporting a new suit of armour (I suppose merchandise might also play a small role.) The upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming certainly won't be an exception, as Tony Stark has a brand new Mark XLVII suit he'll be wearing — and we finally have a good look at it, courtesy of... the merchandise.
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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our roundup of the most interesting toys we've seen this week. It's a Guardians of the Galaxy blowout as we have life-sized Groots, creepy plush Groots and a fancy cassette player. But wait, there's more — including a very swanky David Bowie figure and a very large Iron Man. Check it out!
Marvel's cinematic universe is all connected... in theory. When it comes to the TV shows, they have to be as vague as they can when they refer to a character or event from the films — while the films ignore them wholesale. Here's a round up of the silliest avoidances from across Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist.
When Civil War chose to lay the groundwork for Spider-Man's costume at the feet of Tony Stark rather than Peter Parker, we all knew it meant there was going to be some techy-upgrades to the classic Spidey Lycra. But new footage from Homecoming gives Peter a new trick up his... well, not-sleeve that's straight out of the Iron Man playbook.
Video: Iron Man's replacement in Marvel's current comics, Riri Williams, was an MIT student before she started flying high as the Invincible Ironheart. So it's pretty damn awesome that a group of her real-life alumni have made their own fan film about the young hero and her life at the university.
Companies like Hot Toys are known for their incredibly realistic action figures, but you can only pack so much detail into a toy that's 30cm tall. So a Chinese company called The Toys Asia has taken the concept of an action figure to a whole new level with a life-size, fully-animated version of Iron Man's armour.
Remember those Samurai-style Star Wars toys? Well, Bandai has also kicked off a Marvel-themed version, and the results are just as awesome.
Here's the weird thing about an already great movie like Captain America: Civil War. It's such a big hit that it doesn't have to be a good Blu-ray. It could be the movie on a disc in a paper slipcover and it would sell like crazy. But thankfully, Marvel decided to pack the release with lots of solid, additional content.
Eight years after its release, Iron Man is still very much the defining movie of Marvel's cinematic universe, representing everything Marvel stands for with its approach to superhero movies. But if Greg Berlanti, the man behind the Arrow, Flash and Supergirl TV series had his way, it would have been quite different.
Everybody knows the hero's journey by heart at this point. The chosen one gets called to adventure, refuses, accepts, goes on trials, loses a mentor, faces darkness, defeats evil. But sometimes the hero's journey takes a major detour. Here are 10 hero's journeys go went to a dark, terrible place.
Remember that bit in Iron Man 3 where Tony Stark relaxes in his Iron Man armour on his couch? Well, good news for fans who've been waiting to create that moment on your toy shelf for three years: you finally can. If you're heading to San Diego Comic-Con with a fair chunk of change, that is.
Don't have billions of dollars at your disposal like Tony Stark or SHIELD do? You can still build some impressive superhero accessories like Iron Man's laser-blasting gauntlet or Captain America's boomeranging shield, using easily found electronics, a little ingenuity and some clever hacking.