First he gets dropped from Iron Man 2 via a story in The Hollywood Reporter, then he has to go on NPR and tell his side of the story and now this. What else could go wrong for good ole’ Terrence Howard? To say the least, its hard out here for a pimp, especially when you’re tryin’ to get that salary bump for the sequel. Though, I would argue that the War Machine concept art seen above and below, which comes to our attention via Slashfilm, is enough to have me settling with a pay cut just to be caught in that getup. Also below are two other designs, one of which is a ‘stealthy’ suit that was a little too modern for the film, and an underwater addition to the suit that had been requested by Avi Arad, but never used.
The art is an official design from Phil Saunders, who describes them below:
These three images I did at the very end of production as alternate suit designs that would have been in a Hall of Armor coda at the end of the film. I spent a lot of time on developing this [War Machine] suit, which was of course cut from the script about half way through pre-production. Originally it was going to be called the MK IV armor and would have been weaponized swap-out parts that would be worn over the original MK III armor. Earlier versions were red and gold, and would have been worn by Tony Stark in the final battle sequence.
He also warns fans that if there is War Machine in Iron Man 2, that these designs probably won’t look anything like it. By my estimation, they would at least have a good starting point. It certainly looks a lot better than that War Machine fan art that we showed you way back when.
You thoughts on the badass nature of the War Machine concept art?