COMICS: Tony Stark Set To Return To Earth In "Iron Metropolitan" IRON MAN Arc This November
Iron Man writer Kieron Gillen reveals his plans to bring Tony Stark back to Earth this Winter, using what he learned in outer space to create a utopia over the remains of Mandarin City. Hit the jump for further details on "Iron Metropolitan" and artwork from Joe Bennett.
"It's all part of the larger idea -- this is about the after effects of what Tony's discovered from 451, and the majority of it is set inside the Godkiller Armor. It's the action climax to it all. We're building towards the big showdown between 451 and Tony, which involves Death's Head as well. We've seen some big changes in this arc and more is uncovered later on. You've seen how fundamental these ideas are, but they all twist around and become something else before the arc is over. He went in space partly because he wanted to refresh himself with new ideas and he returns to Earth with one -- "Iron Metropolitan" is about him putting that into practice. It's like, "This is what I learned out there." It's the practical elements of what he saw out in space and where he decides to put them. This is his new project going forward.
The city is going to be built over the ruins of Mandarin City, which Matt had in his "Invincible Iron Man" run. It's basically been left to go feral and I'll explain the set up of Mandarin City in the book. The way Matt put it was it's a Hong Kong that never reverted back to China. So it's in this weird legal no man's land, which has lead to it going feral. So Tony, who is (after what went down with the Mandarin) on quite good terms with the Chinese government, goes in to clear this place up. He has a lot of leeway to do the things he needs to do. At one point he says, "I can't make it any worse." [Laughs] It's a disaster site and it's been caught between so many different powers, which means it's a good place for Tony to try and dig in. Plus there's a certain poetry in rebuilding Mandarin City. He's building his dream city over the ruins of his greatest enemy."
For more details on "Iron Metropolitan", including how it will affect Iron Man's supporting cast and more, be sure to click on the link at the bottom of the page to read the interview in full.
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