We've been waiting for months to see what director Jon Favreau had up his sleeve regarding the new live-action look of Iron Man. Finally, while set pictures have been leaking online left and right, the first crystal clear image of the Iron Man suit (created by Stan Winston) has been revealed to IGN. Now, I'm far from a huge Iron Man fan, so I can't really say whether this suit is exactly what the fans would have wanted. But, it does look pretty cool -- all Iron and stuff. Granted, I'm not sure how in the world one is supposed to move in that suit ... but that's what special effects are for, right?

With production currently in full swing, Iron Man stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark (aka Iron Man), a wealthy industrialist who's forced to create an indestructible suit of armor in order to keep him alive following a life-threatening accident. From there, he uses the suit to fight crime (as well as land cute girls like Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays Pepper Potts). Also starring in the pic are a bald Jeff Bridges (as Obadiah Stane) and Terrence Howard (as that pimp, Jim Rhodes). Iron Man will kick off next summer's slate of blockbusters, when Paramount releases it on May 2, 2008. So, Iron Man fanatics, what do you think about the suit? Is it too clunky? Right on target? You be the judge.

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