Is This The Inspiration For IRON MAN's Mark VII Armor In THE AVENGERS?

Is This The Inspiration For IRON MAN's Mark VII Armor In THE AVENGERS?

This promotional motion-comic from Colantotte retraces Iron Man's journey on the road to The Avengers and also features a date between Tony and Pepper that just may be what inspire's Stark to make the Mark VII armor.

The first part is a recap of Iron Man and Iron Man II. The date between Tony Stark and Pepper Potts starts at the 04:38 mark. Head's up credit goes to our @Marvel_Freshman better known as DCMarvelFreshman around these parts.

If you remember from earlier set photos, Colantotte was seen on a building facade here:

Colantotte Avengers.

In addition to being in the film, the actual Colantotte website revealed new info a while back on all The Avengers. Now, it appears the company will have even more significance to The Avengers as this promotional motion-comic suggests that a Colantotte bracelet was the inspiration for the Mark VII armor.

Iron Man Gets Bleeding Edge With Colantotte

Marvel Custom Solutions and Colantotte combine forces with writer Fred Van Lente and artist Steve Kurth to create an all new experience in digital comics starring Iron Man!

Explore the history of Tony Stark and the evolution of the Iron Man Suits from the Iron Man 1 and Iron Man 2 films - this video of the interactive comic explores the various versions and attributes of the Iron Man armor as Tony battles villains from the films. After each battle we experience Tony in his lab with J.A.R.V.I.S. improving on his suits, culminating in Tony's realization that the Colantotte bracelets have a role to play in the most recent version of his armor.

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The Avengers is an upcoming American superhero film produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the sixth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is written and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast, which includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson. In The Avengers, Nick Fury, director of the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D., recruits Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America to save the world from destruction.

Development of The Avengers began when Marvel Studios received a grant from Merrill Lynch in April 2005. After the success of the film Iron Man in May 2008, Marvel announced that The Avengers would be released in July 2011. With the signing of Scarlett Johansson in March 2009, the film was pushed back for a 2012 release. Whedon was brought on board in April 2010 and rewrote the screenplay that was originally written by Zak Penn. Production began in April 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before moving to Cleveland, Ohio in August 2011 and New York City in September 2011. The film was converted to 3D in post-production.

The Avengers is scheduled for release on May 4, 2012 in the United States in 2D and 3D.

Running Time: 2 hrs 15 minutes
Release Date: May 4 2012 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG 13 for for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images, and language
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Clark Gregg, Stellan Skarsgård, Mark Ruffalo, Amanda Righetti, Scarlett Johansson and Lou Ferrigno The Incredible Hulk (voice) .
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Written by: Zak Penn (initial screenplay), Joss Whedon (revised screenplay)

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Filed Under "Avengers" 4/11/2012 Source: Colantotte
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KNIGHT3000 - 4/11/2012, 9:14 AM
Nice, really nice
KingMarvel - 4/11/2012, 9:18 AM
looks nice!
imnotahero - 4/11/2012, 9:19 AM
A fake science being used to inspire science fiction.... ummm... I'm not okay with this.
jimoakley666 - 4/11/2012, 9:21 AM
Terrible voice acting.
thalidomide - 4/11/2012, 9:21 AM
Wow that's interesting :)
Whoisstanlee - 4/11/2012, 9:22 AM
Ok so those are DEFINITELY the bracelets he's wearing in his encounter with Loki... What does this mean!?!?
NewSuperAvengerCBM - 4/11/2012, 9:23 AM
So he's gonna use the bracelet in The Avengers, where Loki will throw Stark out of the window and he's gonna use that to get the Mark VII suit, when he's falling? Better plan that getting his helmet thrown out of the plane and try to catching it.
Fogs - 4/11/2012, 9:24 AM
This explains the bracelets.
RealDCGuy - 4/11/2012, 9:25 AM
Hmmmm. So could Mark VII be the first step toward the extremis and Bleeding Edge Armors. From what I can understand the Bracelets create a magnetic field around the human body. So This implies that Tony's next innovation is a suit that will attach itself to him without the need for the assembly robots things. Hmm, That would explain why tony was putting on those bracelets during the headcount clip, And how he would survive being thrown out of tall [frick]ing building. Would be extremely interesting to see on screen how it works.
Whoisstanlee - 4/11/2012, 9:25 AM
This might be a wild guess but I've seen ina few comics that Stark is able to call the Iron Man TO him. Perhaps him putting on the braclets in the scene with Loki is him about to call the suit to him?
Fogs - 4/11/2012, 9:26 AM
They're the same as that Power Balance shit?

They admitted that's fake science themselves, Barrichello used to wear that shit, hahaha
imnotahero - 4/11/2012, 9:28 AM
How is nobody else outraged at the product placement for a device that is a complete hoax?
superotherside - 4/11/2012, 9:29 AM
Cool. The voice actors didn't sound like the real actors though... but oh well.
Fogs - 4/11/2012, 9:30 AM
LOL Power Balance is so fake that even in this commercial they say Barrichello was 2 times world champion, FAAAAIL!

Whoisstanlee - 4/11/2012, 9:31 AM DEFINITELY these. It's not technically product placement since they're the inspiration for his suit?
thetrojan - 4/11/2012, 9:45 AM
nice find sir.
incredibleTalk - 4/11/2012, 10:27 AM
@imnotahero..last time I looked Gotham city was a freakin fake but you still probably want to visit there...GEEK!
Equivocal - 4/11/2012, 10:28 AM
cool Find
Cool beans !!!!!!!
SpiderFan35 - 4/11/2012, 10:49 AM
@imnotahero: Yeah the whole thing is pretty shameless. Is that Bill Gates as Ironman? lol

I think this would be a much better marketing strategy:

6of13 - 4/11/2012, 10:59 AM
What if Tony's Acura is the Hulkbuster armour?
It would be exactly like the briefcase armour, except its a car and not a briefcase.

aferna01 - 4/11/2012, 11:43 AM
Go to
There's a photo of the colantotte wristband fusing with Tony Stark's arm!
This could be the bridge armor to the Extrimis!
stumbleMaster57 - 4/11/2012, 12:18 PM
That video made the movies look so gay. and tonys voice sounded nothing like RDJ and was annoying as [frick].
nld3 - 4/11/2012, 12:36 PM
All the Armor looks the same to me except the first & suitcase version. I was hoping to see the changes go through all the stages like in the CBs.
RaMan - 4/11/2012, 12:40 PM
That would make sense for this picture to show Ironman in the MARK VII suite in front of the Chrysler Building which is the same scene when Loki throws Stark out the window after Stark puts on the bracelets:

The bracelets are Tony's life savers
goldenavenger77 - 4/11/2012, 12:43 PM

Hulkbuster Car Armor! What the hell are you smoking? And where the hell would the seats go?
RaMan - 4/11/2012, 12:48 PM
The bracelets that will save Tony's life from the fall

ibravosp5 - 4/11/2012, 1:37 PM
So Tony is thrown out of window. Bracelets come on and he's iron man again.
skidz - 4/11/2012, 3:04 PM
@imnotahero: It's a movie! It's science FICTION. Does it really offend you so much that they're using a pseudo since idea for Tony's next inspiration? What 'real' science was the inspiration for the arc reactor and his repulser tech?
Bread - 4/11/2012, 11:35 PM
I hope they don't just have him put on the bracelets and the suit comes out of them because I think that would be pretty cheesy, I mean the suitcase thing was cool in IM2 but to have an entire iron man suit come out of those two thin little bracelets would make no sense
siggisuperman - 4/12/2012, 5:35 AM
maybe this somehow links into Extremist for iron man 3
laughterman26 - 4/14/2012, 4:14 AM
im going to go test this out, time to be thrown out of a building

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