Iron Strange

Have you ever wondered what the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Doctor Strange might look like wearing Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit? That almost happened in Avengers: Infinity War, and now one of that movie’s concept artists has shared some photos on Instagram which give us a good look at what Benedict Cumberbatch would have looked like suited up in the “Iron Strange” armor.

Iron Strange Concept Art

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Screencrush pointed us to this recent post by concept artist Phil Saunders, who’s been working on Marvel movies for years. As Saunders explains:

“On the Q-Ship, Tony Stark was going to transfer his armor to Strange to protect him from Ebony Maw’s torture needles.”

But Doctor Strange wasn’t the only one who appeared to get a new costume: we’ve seen some footage of Robert Downey Jr. wearing Strange’s cloak on the set for a scene that didn’t make it into the movie:

Avengers Infinity War Featurette

There’s also this piece of concept art from Avengers: Endgame – The Art of the Movie which indicates that a full-blown costume swap was planned at one point:

Iron Strange concept art 1

But even though it never made its way to the big screen, that Iron Strange design is very, very cool. It reminds me a little bit of Mysterio’s costume from Spider-Man: Far From Home. When I was on that film’s set, the costume designer told us that Mysterio’s costume was meant to be a blending of the MCU’s more mystical elements with the more practical, Tony Stark-inspired designs, and this piece of concept art takes that idea to a whole new level.

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