Say hello to TALOS… A.K.A REAL-LIFE. FUNCTIONING. IRON MAN. SUITS
Legacy Effects, the costume and special effects company responsible for creating the suits used in the Iron Man films, are now creating a similar suit for the US Military called TALOS.
The US Military has already invested $ 10 million and they state that the suit “must be bulletproof, weaponized, have the ability to monitor vitals and give the wearer superhuman strength and perception.”
Expected to be completed in 2018. Stark Industries reportedly not receiving any royalties.
Oh, and of course the prototypes are going to be 3D-printed 😉
In the Iron Man and The Avengers films, rich and ingenius playboy Tony Stark creates a powered suit of armour to save his life, and then the world.
The US military have been inspired, it appears, as they have gone to Hollywood costume and special effects creators Legacy Effects for advice on making an Iron Man-style suit, known as TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit), for their troops.
The brief for TALOS states that it must be bulletproof, weaponised, have the ability to monitor vitals and give the wearer superhuman strength and perception.
Legacy Effects, on behalf of exoskeleton manufacturers Ekso Bionics, made the Iron Man suit for the Marvel films.
According to The Wall Steet Journal, Legacy Effects are among the bigger manufacturers involved in the project and will help the US Military to design and 3D print prototypes.