One Marvel fan has created an impressive Iron Man suit using only discarded carton boxes. It's been more than a year since the genius billionaire wrapped up his Marvel Cinematic Universe journey in Avengers: Endgame. Despite that, Tony Stark has left an indelible imprint on pop culture. Even 12 years after he first debuted on the big screen, people are still fascinated by his armor.

Tony created the Mark I out of desperation; he was holed up in a cave in Afghanistan, kidnapped by the Ten Rings. Thanks to the help of the brilliant surgeon Ho Yinsen (Shaun Toub), he was able to escape and turn his rather selfish life around. As an innovator, Tony continued to tinker with his technology over the years, regularly updating it as a precautionary measure for his next outing as Iron Man. As Marvel Studios churned out various Mark iterations, people's interest in even the tiniest details of his armor increased. Iron Man may no longer be in the present-day MCU, but that doesn't mean fans have lost interest in his suits.


Case in point are the string of cosplayers donning different versions of the Iron Man armor, often created on their own. The latest example comes from a young Nigerian teen, Praise Kelechi, who brilliantly created his replica by only using carton boxes. The result is impressively detailed and accurate to what's seen in the comics and movies:

🤩😍 This doesn't happen quite often 🥰😍but # 🤓🤖#Ironman_suit_build Is back 💯🔥💥

Posted by Praise Kelechi on Wednesday, September 2, 2020

As Marvel Studios move forward without its inaugural hero, things will look and feel different in the MCU from here on out. Much of the tried and tested formula of the franchise's movies came from the first Iron Man — including Tony's signature quippy dialogue. Interestingly, out of all the original six Avengers, only Iron Man does not have a clear replacement. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) has passed on the Captain America mantle to Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) will be the next Black Widow, while Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) will be Mighty Thor. Hulk and Hawkeye are in a similar boat with the upcoming introductions of She-Hulk and Kate Bishop.

It's understandable Marvel Studios isn't rushing to replace its inaugural hero. After all, there's a string of other characters to focus on in the meantime, especially after regaining access to the X-Men and Fantastic Four. This means it could be a little while before moviegoers see another version of the high-tech armor flying around the MCU. However, this clearly won't stop talented fans like this one from creating their own versions of the iconic Iron Man costume.

Source: Praise Kelechi

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)Release date: Sep 03, 2021
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)Release date: Jul 08, 2022
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Release date: May 06, 2022
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever/Black Panther 2 (2022)Release date: Nov 11, 2022
  • The Marvels/Captain Marvel 2 (2023)Release date: Feb 17, 2023
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