Iron Man 3 Goes Sub-Orbital with the Mark XXXIX

Another new armor design from the upcoming Iron Man 3 is now online and it’s one that might be a bit familiar. The Sub-Orbital “Gemini” suit, Mark XXXIX, made its debut in toy form earlier this year with (immediately recalled) images of a Funko Pop! Vinyl figure that dubbed it a “Deep Space Suit.”.Naturally, theories followed that the suit might have a connection to the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy.

“Well, I would say that I’ve owned a number of ‘Jungle Attack’ Batmans in my time,” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said of the toy in an interview earlier this year, “and I don’t remember any jungle attack Batman sequences, so…”

Now that the suit is confirmed to both be in the film and is designed to function outside Earth, expect some new theories on what it may mean for Phase Two of the cinematic Marvel Universe.

Hitting 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters, the Shane Black-directed action adventure stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley and Wang Xuequi.

The film pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

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