Originally Posted by Closet Geek
You know, years ago I found myself asking "Why does Batman always have to have a new suit?" and I find myself asking the same thing about Iron Man. Granted, small refinements and/or advancements for improved mobility or something I get. But when I saw this Mark ?? version, I admit I thought to myself, a guy like Stark wouldn't have created something MORE complex in terms of pieces. Kind of a "more moving parts creates increased opportunity for more things to go wrong" type logic.
According to rumor, IM3 will be based primarily on the Extremis comic storyline - a nano-tech suit that fuses to Stark's body and also has said tech fall into terrorist hands. For all we know, this new Mark Ugly suit may not last long. Of course, the previous 2 IM films have borrowed bits of Extremis in both previous suit design as well as some plot points (mostly Stark's system being poisoned by the original arc reactor in his chest in IM2 & and the setting of Afghanistan at the beginning of the 1st film)). The upcoming Iron Man 3 appears to be an adaptation of the Extremis storyline due to the inclusion of Aldrich Killian and Maya Hansen, who will be played by Guy Pearce] and Rebecca Hall respectively.