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Iron Man Mark 39

With boredom settling in for billionaire playboy Tony Stark, there is only one solution to his mundane life, fly into deep space and join a galactic super team.  In this case, the super team is the “Guardians of the Galaxy.”  Stark/Iron Man is currently part of the space lineup for Marvel’s recently released comic book “Guardians of the Galaxy, Issue #0.1.”  Suspiciously, a new photo has been released for the new “Iron Man 3” film depicting a new suit of armor christened the Mark 39 ‘Gemini’ Armor, which is used for “sub-orbital” flights.  Gemini was the name given to the NASA space missions that bridged the gap between the Mercury and Apollo programs.

The real question is, will Marvel Studios and Disney plan to crossover their Tony Stark/Iron Man character into the “Guardians of the Galaxy” film?  This would indeed add the much needed gravitas actor Robert Downey, Jr. can bring to the “Guardians.” With Iron Man having multiple suits of armor, and a rich and admirable box office track record, “Guardians of the Galaxy” would be a guaranteed blockbuster.

Here’s a brief storyline for the “Guardians of the Galaxy” film.

U.S. pilot Peter Quill ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” will be released on August 1, 2014. The film currently stars Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista. Chris McCoy, Nicole Perlman, and James Gunn wrote the screenplay based on the Marvel Comic by the same name originally created by Gene Colan, Arnold Drake, Dan Abnett, and Andy Lanning. James Gunn directs.

“Iron Man 3″ is due to arrive in theaters on May 3rd. It stars Robert Downey, Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, William Sadler, James Badge Dale, Yvonne Zima, Stan Lee, Stephanie Szostak, Bingbing Fan, and Dale Dickey. Drew Pearce and Shane Black wrote the screenplay based on the comic book Iron Man created by Jack Kirby, Don Heck, Larry Lieber, and Stan Lee. Shane Black directs.

Sources: marvel.com, NASA, Disney