The original Iron Man Suit worn by Robert Downey Jr. in the hit 2008 Marvel Studios film has been reported missing from a movie prop storage facility in Pacoima, Calif. The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating it as a suspected burglary, officer Norma Eisenman told TheWrap.
Valued at $320,000, the missing suit was reported to authorities on Tuesday. Eisenman also told The Wrap the suspected theft occurred on the 13000 block of Weidner Street sometime between February and April 25th of this year.
According to CBS News, the owners of the storage facility checked the space Tuesday and called police when they didn’t find it.
Downey Jr. first played the flamboyant billionaire Tony Stark and donned the Iron Man suit in the original 2008 “Iron Man,” which also launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Downey Jr. went on to appear as Stark along with various upgrades to the Iron Man suit in nine other Marvel movies and can currently be seen in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
The actor will next be seen as Stark, perhaps for the final time, in 2019’s untitled “Avengers 4.”
“Iron Man” was created by comics legend Stan Lee along with scripter Larry Lieber, designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby, and made his first comic book appearance in 1963’s “Tales of Suspense.”
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