ByBrian Pezzuti, writer at
Filmmaker and sci-fi movie enthusiast
Brian Pezzuti

WARNING: SPOILERS for Avengers: Age of Ultron lie ahead.

[Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) might just be the biggest, and most anticipated movie of 2016 (sorry Batman V Superman). But is it about to get bigger? I think it is, in the form of Iron Man's new armor: Bleeding Edge armor.

What is the Bleeding Edge Armor?

The Bleeding Edge Armor
The Bleeding Edge Armor

The Bleeding Edge armor was designed by Tony Stark (of course) as an upgrade to the Extremis armor. The armor is made up of nano-machines that reside under his skin until mentally commanded, at which point they manifest themselves into the Iron Man armor. The nano-machines are self-replicating and can 'heal' the suit when it becomes damaged. The suit does not rely on motors and servos for motion, but instead relies on a layer of artificial muscle that the nano-machines build. Because the nano-machines are so small, they can rearrange themselves into virtually any structure conformation at Tony's command. He can make them into his armors, clothes, or even other beings. Basically, it makes Tony Stark into a cyborg as he becomes one with his technology. For realistic purposes, they may dumb-down some of these really cool features (sadly, I don't think Tony will be able to shape-shift).

Does this armor just sound awesome?! Now this is just a theory, but I think it is completely plausible for the armor to show up in the movie and here's why.

The Armor was shown in the Captain America 3 Concept Artwork

Captain America vs. Iron Man Concept Artwork
Captain America vs. Iron Man Concept Artwork

Now, this is just concept art, but as seen in the Captain America 3: Civil War released images, the concept artwork has been spot-on so far. As you can see, this Iron Man armor looks exactly like the Bleeding Edge armor. It was even posted on Instagram. If you read the description, the user even calls it the "Bleeding Edge" armor.

The Cradle

Dr. Helen Cho using the Cradle
Dr. Helen Cho using the Cradle

For those of you who saw [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035), you probably remember Dr. Cho's cradle. If you don't, let me refresh your memory: Dr. Cho had advanced technology that used nanotech to rebuild human tissue. The cradle was used to [SPOILERS] heal a wounded Hawkeye in the beginning of the film. It did this by creating an artificial layer of tissue so a wounded Avenger can heal in minutes. Sound familiar? Just like the Cradle's ability to produce artificial tissue, the Bleeding Edge armor does the same, only the artificial tissue is the armor itself. The fact that this device [SPOILERS] created Vision, means that the tech is more than capable of producing a suit of armor for Tony.

What do you think?


Do you think we'll be seeing the Bleeding Edge armor?


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