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Joss Whedon addresses Iron Man's armor in Marvel's The Avengers

Mar. 9, 2012by:

Director Joss Whedon sat down for an interview with Empire online while in London to oversee the scoring sessions with composer Alan Silvestri for the upcoming THE AVENGERS and addressed one of the key topics that has been racking the brains of fans for months, which boils down to Iron Man being a circle or a triangle.

When asked about the discrepancy, Whedon had this to say:

"There will be more than one suit in the film...'cause they get a lot of wear and tear, honestly."

He elaborated:

"It's sort of a tradition that they (Marvel) brought to the table of 'we like to change it up, we like to see the suits evolve'".

Of which, Whedon replied:

"Great, then you're going back in the circle, because the triangle is ass."

To hear it straight from the horse's mouth, check out the video below:

So, that should clear up the Iron Man armor debacle for all the fans up-in-arms over what light shape is emitting from his chest.  It's not that big of a deal to me, but I do have my own preference, which is the circle.  However, it's not a dealbreaker or anything.  I don't think we'll see it in THE AVENGERS, but eventually it would be cool to see some of Tony Stark's more evolved suits like the Hulkbuster. 

You can catch all the Iron Man suits in action when THE AVENGERS opens on May 4th, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite Iron Man armor?
Source: Empire

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4:19PM on 03/10/2012

I like to think...

...it's because as a jetsetting, filthy rich, super-smart scientist, Tony Stark JUST. GETS. BORED. Probably trashes half of them DELIBERATELY cuz mid-battle he thought of about three dozen design upgrades. Like an artist, finishing a masterpiece "It's DONE! It's TRASH! Get me another canvas!" ...oh and tack on another vote for Suitcase Armor, Mr. Tidbit.
...it's because as a jetsetting, filthy rich, super-smart scientist, Tony Stark JUST. GETS. BORED. Probably trashes half of them DELIBERATELY cuz mid-battle he thought of about three dozen design upgrades. Like an artist, finishing a masterpiece "It's DONE! It's TRASH! Get me another canvas!" ...oh and tack on another vote for Suitcase Armor, Mr. Tidbit.
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2:43AM on 03/10/2012
I prefer the circle but either way Downey portraying Stark is where the money's at.
I prefer the circle but either way Downey portraying Stark is where the money's at.
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7:00PM on 03/09/2012

Alan Silvestri's doing the score?

Well that could really be awesome.
Well that could really be awesome.
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6:23PM on 03/09/2012
Circle for me! If I have to choose.
As for the tifbit: After the "classic" yellow and red I'd say the silver centurion armor.
Circle for me! If I have to choose.
As for the tifbit: After the "classic" yellow and red I'd say the silver centurion armor.
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6:23PM on 03/09/2012

didnt even notice!

and how does it matter? this movie is still bad ass, whether its a circle or a fucking dodecahedran
and how does it matter? this movie is still bad ass, whether its a circle or a fucking dodecahedran
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3:21PM on 03/09/2012
HULKBUSTER
HULKBUSTER
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2:49PM on 03/09/2012
Favorite armor: Stealth Armor where Iron Man wore it to go to Russia to fight with Titanium Man and Crimson Dynamo in the original "Armor Wars".
Favorite armor: Stealth Armor where Iron Man wore it to go to Russia to fight with Titanium Man and Crimson Dynamo in the original "Armor Wars".
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2:07PM on 03/09/2012

Honestly

I was satisfied with seeing the Suitcase Armor in #2. Hulk buster would be cool but the Suitcase Armor always will be tops for me.
I was satisfied with seeing the Suitcase Armor in #2. Hulk buster would be cool but the Suitcase Armor always will be tops for me.
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1:41PM on 03/09/2012

So, they're gonna go back to the circle , huh?

Which renders the whole "I'm gonna die subplot" in Iron Man 2 COMPLETELY POINTLESS!!!
Which renders the whole "I'm gonna die subplot" in Iron Man 2 COMPLETELY POINTLESS!!!
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2:35PM on 03/09/2012
I donna how much trouth this is to the circle vs. Triangle.. I just notice in one of the Avengers scene's that the Core seemed to be combined... The Triangle was inside the Circle.. so that might make you feel better about the IM2 subplot. Heres a good shot of it on this link.

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I donna how much trouth this is to the circle vs. Triangle.. I just notice in one of the Avengers scene's that the Core seemed to be combined... The Triangle was inside the Circle.. so that might make you feel better about the IM2 subplot. Heres a good shot of it on this link.

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1:14PM on 03/09/2012
Would be cool to see the Hulk buster suit.
Would be cool to see the Hulk buster suit.
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1:06PM on 03/09/2012

Who gives a shit.

Oh, yeah, I forgot who I was talking to. :)
Oh, yeah, I forgot who I was talking to. :)
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12:31PM on 03/09/2012
Dont really care one way or the other. Obviously the primary draw of this movie outside of whedon himself is bringing all these people together and maintaining a certain continuity with the films before it, but how he explained it makes sense and should satisfy any complaints out there
Dont really care one way or the other. Obviously the primary draw of this movie outside of whedon himself is bringing all these people together and maintaining a certain continuity with the films before it, but how he explained it makes sense and should satisfy any complaints out there
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12:30PM on 03/09/2012

don't

really have a preference between the circle or triangle to be honest...
and is it just me or is anyone else wondering why they asked a costume question like this when they could've asked one about 'why is Cap's suit so bright and cartooney?' that's the one costume thing that I don't like at this point...
really have a preference between the circle or triangle to be honest...
and is it just me or is anyone else wondering why they asked a costume question like this when they could've asked one about 'why is Cap's suit so bright and cartooney?' that's the one costume thing that I don't like at this point...
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12:25PM on 03/09/2012
I honestly don't have an opinion between the triangle and circle.
I honestly don't have an opinion between the triangle and circle.
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12:21PM on 03/09/2012
Tidbit: Stealth Armor!!!!!!
Tidbit: Stealth Armor!!!!!!
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12:12PM on 03/09/2012

YES

Mr. Whedon, you earned some mad respect from me.

CIRCLE > TRIANGLE
Mr. Whedon, you earned some mad respect from me.

CIRCLE > TRIANGLE
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12:08PM on 03/09/2012
It seems pretty clear he gets a costume change in time for the third act. (My guess...Hulk Smash Triangle.) From trailers the new suit has booster engines on the back (and probably plenty of other cool surprises.) Iron Man's constantly evolving suits are what remind you that its Tony Stark who is the hero.
It seems pretty clear he gets a costume change in time for the third act. (My guess...Hulk Smash Triangle.) From trailers the new suit has booster engines on the back (and probably plenty of other cool surprises.) Iron Man's constantly evolving suits are what remind you that its Tony Stark who is the hero.
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12:31PM on 03/09/2012
sure as hell hope Hulk beats the shit out of him (And the others) still got my fingers crossed they'll do the evil-hulk storyline in the first act!!
sure as hell hope Hulk beats the shit out of him (And the others) still got my fingers crossed they'll do the evil-hulk storyline in the first act!!
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