Comic-Con: New Iron Man 3 Armour

Tony's new toy on display

Easily one of the most – if not the most – anticipated titles landing in San Diego for Comic-Con is Iron Man 3. Though the film is currently still in production, we’re expecting director / co-writer Shane Black, co-writer Drew Pearce and star Robert Downey Jr to bring footage and plenty of audience-pleasing entertainment. Even before that happens, however, Marvel put the movie’s new armour on display in the main convention centre.

With the film drawing from elements of Warren Ellis’ Extremis comic, we’re expecting this new piece of kit to have plenty of tricks up its metallic sleeves, even more so than the Mark VII that was last seen saving Tony’s behind as he plummeted out of Stark Tower in Avengers.

And given the concept art that popped up recently, the new kit should feature some aspect of nanotechnology, though we’re not sure it’ll quite behave the way Tony hopes…

Give us your best guesses for what the new kit will do in the comments. Be sure to stick with Empire for all the news on today's Marvel panel, plus everything else going on here in San Diego...