IRON MAN 3: Alternate War Machine & Mark 42 Designs

IRON MAN 3: Alternate War Machine & Mark 42 Designs

Conceptual illustrator, Phil Saunders, has uploaded even more concept art that he created for Shane Black's Iron Man 3. Come see alternate designs for War Machine and Tony Stark's Mark 42 armor.

Yesterday, Phil Saunders started unveiling his fabulous Iron Man 3 concept art, which you can view here. Now, come see his alternate designs for War Machine and Mark 42 armor. As you can see with his first War Machine design below, not all was scrapped. His helmet and side intakes were incorporated into Ryan Meinerding's final design.

Early War Machine Concepts

"Track Suit" - Early Mark 42 Concept

Early "Lightweight" Suit Concept

Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man 3″ 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?

Iron Man 3 was directed by Shane Black, from a screenplay written by Drew Pearce. The film opened in theaters May 3, 2013. It stars: Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark), Gwyneth Paltrow (Virginia Potts), Don Cheadle (Col. James Rhodes), and Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin.
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TheOneAboveAll - 8/21/2013, 2:10 PM
Nice designs
ManofwooD - 8/21/2013, 2:11 PM
Is it just me or do most of these alternate suits look better than the ones featured in the films?
subzero1077 - 8/21/2013, 2:13 PM
MoS > IM3
DoctorDoak - 8/21/2013, 2:17 PM
@ManofwooD: It's not just you man -- you're right. After seeing all these concepts over the last few months, it really seems like they ignored some great designs.
McNyagano - 8/21/2013, 2:19 PM

DioFoRio - 8/21/2013, 2:24 PM
Love this fliiiiiick! Shit was fun. I like the designs they went with.
Ocelot - 8/21/2013, 2:28 PM
One thing that Iron Man 2 got right, was War Machine.

MrDonut - 8/21/2013, 2:32 PM
Both Mark 42 designs look better than the finished product, as 4 War Machine, he wasn't even really in the movie so was there any point to designing him?
denotsip - 8/21/2013, 2:33 PM
IM--9 out of 10
IM2-7 out of 10
Avengers-- 9 out of 10
IM3-3 out of 10.. dont care to ever see it again. the twist was so assinine i cant imagine how so many people in the production process bougt off on it. Stan lee must have been high as [frick] on PCP and Viagra to sign off on it. Ruined the mandarin which could have been the best adversary to the series. so much for fing fang foom.
MOS- 9 out of 10
The wolverine- still to be watched.
sameoldthing - 8/21/2013, 2:39 PM
Seems that concept art is far superior to final armor for both Tony & War Machine.
Weak armors in a weak film.
Oh Well...
deepee3 - 8/21/2013, 2:45 PM
I'm convinced that Ultron in Avengers 2 will be Tony's 'ultimate armor', designed to beat all the other Avengers, becoming 'self-aware' and running amok.

The more I see those helmet designs the more they are starting to look like Ultron...
kinghulk - 8/21/2013, 2:46 PM
i love the second war machine armour and the 1st alternate mark 42, to bad they didnt use these. i wish people would stop bitching about iron man 3 it's getting really old watching every thread remotely related to iron man turning into a iron man 3 bashing thread, we get it you didnt like the film get over it.
Ramiel - 8/21/2013, 2:47 PM
Bring back War Machine!

batesmotel - 8/21/2013, 2:54 PM
MoS best cbm of the year!
FriendlyNeighborhoodSpidey - 8/21/2013, 2:54 PM
Wow...those concepts are WAY better than the ones they went with in the film. What the heck?
patrat18 - 8/21/2013, 2:58 PM
Ineedrevelation - your a troll, i bet you go on youtube and click on all the man of steel videos to talk shit. but what you really doing is giving the video more views you bloody yank.
Minato - 8/21/2013, 3:07 PM
I still love this film
Mrsinister - 8/21/2013, 3:10 PM
Get a new guy to be war machine and make a solo movie. Such a wasted franchise
siggisuperman - 8/21/2013, 3:10 PM
"Ruined the mandarin which could have been the best adversary to the series. so much for fing fang foom."

Thank god you are not in charge at Marvel, some of you guys have ideas that would drive the CBM industry into the grave with just two or three movies... Fin Fang Foom, really ? How would you ever see that working on the big screen ?
supermarioworldE - 8/21/2013, 3:12 PM
And to think, War Machine only got 15 minutes of screen time in the whole trilogy.

What a shame.
0ptimusCrime - 8/21/2013, 3:13 PM
Those mark 42 armors look awesome!
The amount of gold was to much in the movie version
TonyCHAOSJacobs - 8/21/2013, 3:14 PM
don't care much for Iron man 3 and Man of Steel left me whelmed. Every cbm i've since this year has left me caring less and less for their 2015 follow ups, or maybe i'm just out growing all this?
jimoakley666 - 8/21/2013, 3:19 PM
Very nice designs there.
TonyCHAOSJacobs - 8/21/2013, 3:20 PM
How does one change their user name and avatar?
Mike89 - 8/21/2013, 3:31 PM
After watching that mountain of shit known as Iron Turd 3. I still don't get why they redesigned War Machine into the Iron Patriot, when Rhodey rarely used it for anything except saving the president.
3DWitchHunt - 8/21/2013, 3:33 PM
IM3 has got to be one of the most expensive comedies ever made
MarkV - 8/21/2013, 3:56 PM
I want to see War machine and Iron Man in mother [frick]ing space!

I want to see Hulk smashing some giant robot IN HIS ROBOT FACE!

I want to see Thor bust out a [frick]ing hurricane, WHILE HE WEARS HIS HELMET!!!

make avengers 2 EPIC!!!!
JoJo1982 - 8/21/2013, 4:06 PM
siggisuperman - 8/21/2013, 3:10 PM
"Ruined the mandarin which could have been the best adversary to the series. so much for fing fang foom."

Thank god you are not in charge at Marvel, some of you guys have ideas that would drive the CBM industry into the grave with just two or three movies... Fin Fang Foom, really ? How would you ever see that working on the big screen ?

The same we saw a giant green beast, alien invasion, a tall armored destroyer, other worlds, a guy the friggin breathing fire(aldrin)..... Do I have to go in farther dude?

JoJo1982 - 8/21/2013, 4:09 PM

They change the name and look, cause our country figure war machine was a little too much and this was a time for peace, etc.....
drknightny - 8/21/2013, 4:11 PM
it does not matter what suit or design they would have use on this movie this movie was GOD AWFUL,Dreadful - Horrible ,frightful, dire I never thought that they could get any worst then part two I was sooooo wrong. It was like a bad episode of Heroes or Alphas OH MY GOD..pause... breathe.. Ok my rant is over lol
Optimus83 - 8/21/2013, 4:12 PM
Cool. ...More Concept Art Iron Man 3
NovaCorpsFan - 8/21/2013, 4:14 PM
I'll be checking back here in 1 hour for the flame war.
ShogunNevets - 8/21/2013, 4:14 PM
The Early "Lightweight" suit should be his suit in The Avengers 2
Azrael725 - 8/21/2013, 4:52 PM
second War Machine concept is freaking awesome! the Mk. 42 in the movie is better than these two designs . . . it just needed more red.
CharlesLord - 8/21/2013, 5:07 PM
that lightweight suit looks reallllly nice
113 - 8/21/2013, 5:34 PM
That first one looks like War Machine has bell bottoms, coming straight from the disco

The second one was incredible. We need that in future Marvel films.
GodzillaKart - 8/21/2013, 5:47 PM
That second war machine armor is pretty great.

IM3 is still the best CBM of 2013...can't wait for Thor.
marvel72 - 8/21/2013, 5:55 PM
@ hydrabob

hahahahahaha the critic's loved man of steel,i thought it was good but it doesn't hold up well to repeat viewings & i've seen it three times(once at the cinema & twice on download,really good copy had chinese sub titles though.

peppy - 8/21/2013, 6:00 PM
[frick]ed I hated this movie , the only marvel studios movie that disappointed me thus far .
peppy - 8/21/2013, 6:01 PM
Some of these concepts are great the ones they went with were trash in the movie
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