Will Tony Stark’s suit for Captain America: Civil War be his famous “bleeding edge” suit?
[dropcap size=small]E[/dropcap]veryone knows that Tony Stark has many different models of his Iron Man suit. He’s a billionaire, one of the smartest men on Earth, and with Pepper Pots now the CEO of Stark Industries he has plenty of time on his hands. Because of this, the only real limit to what he can build next is his own imagination. With that in mind, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to see Stark wearing the Bleeding Edge Armor (Model 38) in the next Captain America movie.
The photo above was uploaded to Instagram via blogger Umberto Gonzalez’s account (formerly of Latino-Review). The photo was then posted to Twitter from Cinema Attack with a description that said, “Here is a look at a design of Iron Man from #CivilWar courtesy of @elmayimbe #BleedingEdge”. @elmayimbe is Umberto Gonzalez’s Twitter account. Mr. Gonzalez then posted a second photo, which can be seen below, to Instagram. This photo then made its way to Twitter by Screen Rant. The photo below is supposedly a Captain America: Civil War official promo art.
Whether or not the two photos will actually translate to Stark wearing his Bleeding Edge Armor in Captain America: Civil War remains to be seen. It is possible that Marvel and the Russo Bros., who directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier, could take Stark in that direction. However, there are some problems with the concept of Stark using his Bleeding Edge Armor in the Captain America film.
For starters, let’s take a look at what exactly the Bleeding Edge Armor is. When the Bleeding Edge Armor was created, it made Iron Man the most powerful superhero in the world. It was so powerful that Stark could go toe to toe with Thor and he could even beat the Hulk to a pulp without needing the Hulkbuster armor. What makes Bleeding Edge Armor so unique is that the entire armor was housed inside Stark’s body.
The Bleeding Edge Armor is made out of nanobots/nano-machines that could manifest itself as the Iron Man armor when mentally commanded by Stark. The nanobots/nano-machines could turn into clothes, other armors, or even different beings completely. The armor and Stark’s very own body was powered by a Repulsor Tech node. This R.T. Node was so immensely powerful that it was described as a man-made star.
The high output of the R.T. node greatly augmented Stark’s intelligence and provided him with superhuman-level multitasking and learning capabilities. Unfortunately, this is where the problem with the idea of Stark’s Bleeding Edge Armor being used in Captain America: Civil War appears.
If you’ve seen Iron Man 3 and every other Marvel film that Tony Stark appears in afterwards, then you know that Stark does not have his R.T node anymore. Without it, the Bleeding Edge Armor simply could not be powered sufficiently enough. Of course, Marvel could always find some way to work around this problem.
In Avengers: Age of Ultron Marvel was able to work around Ant-Man building Ultron by having Tony Stark create the Artificial Intelligence juggernaut. That being said, it is possible for Marvel and the Russo Bros. to come up with a plausible explanation. For now, Marvel fans will just have to wait for more details on Captain America: Civil War.