Iron Man couldn't be left out while his buddies Thor and Captain America went through some major changes.
Marvel announced to Entertainment Weekly on Thursday that Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr. in the movies, would be getting a make-over in the brand new comic, Superior Iron Man. It comes from writer Tom Taylor and artist Yildiray Cinar. The new series sees Iron Man moving to San Francisco, along with a clean-looking silver armor upgrade, with some black and pale blue accents for good measure.
"The Genius Bar costume is there for a reason," Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso tells Entertainment Weekly about the redesign. "The newly-transformed Superior Iron Man has very ambitious plans for the city that some of its residents embrace, but not all."
The last time a superhero turned "Superior," it was Superior Spider-Man, and Doctor Octopus took over Peter Parker's brain. Doc Ock won't be invading Tony's frontal lobe, but Alonso does note, "Like the Superior Spider-Man, Superior Iron Man is a character that's hard to root for."
The fan reaction has been mostly positive with most fans excited to see all of the changes Marvel has accomplished put in action. But some fans are still unsure of the changes Marvel is making and felt negatively towards the additions made to Iron Man and his costume.
So your new lineup could be of Captain America (black dude) Thor (white lady) Iron Man (white dude with disability) which would be sweet.
— Dave Chalker (@DaveTheGame) July 17, 2014
Horrible redesigns and baffling character decisions (Superior Iron Man? REALLY?) are losing them existing readers and gaining new ones for> — Josh Wilding (@Josh_Wilding) July 17, 2014
Did you hear they gave Iron Man a new suit??? I am outrage
— RUST CREW (@musashinoelegy) July 17, 2014
Iron Man was last seen in the movies in 2014's Iron Man 3 and will next be seen in next year's Avengers: Age of Ultron.