Tony Stark’s $325,000 ‘Iron Man’ Suit Has Gone Missing From A Warehouse
The red-and-gold suit worn by Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark in the original 2008 Iron Man film has gone missing. It was being held in a movie prop storage facility in the Pacoima neighborhood of Los Angeles, but it is not currently there anymore.
The suit was last seen in February, and its absence was noted on April 25. Its estimated value is $325,000.
In case anyone is worried that this means that Tony Stark will have to make do without his suit in the upcoming Avengers 4, it should be noted that production has already wrapped for that follow-up to Infinity War. Also, it sounds like this suit was not in active use anymore anyway. Plus, for a movie of this scale, there are surely insurance procedures in place to make sure that a replacement is quickly available for any missing props that are required as soon as possible.
This is not the first time in 2018 that a piece of movie memorabilia has gone missing. Frances McDormand’s Best Actress Oscar trophy for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was snatched away during an afterparty, although it was recovered and returned to her that same night. It is looking like the hunt for the Iron Man suit will be lasting a little longer, however.
So if you see any metal outfits selling for six figures on eBay anytime soon, maybe be a little skeptical about its provenance.