According to a Wednesday statement from officials, Los Angeles police is currently investigating the disappearance of the original Iron Man suit that Robert Downey Jr. wore in his first Marvel movie. It seems that the suit simply vanished from a prop storage warehouse in the 13000 block of Weidner Street between February and April, this year. The value of the costume is reportedly of about $325,000. The warehouse employees noticed that the famous gold and red costume was missing when they checked the place it was supposed to be at, on Tuesday.
The iconic superhero suit first appeared on big screen all over the world back in 2008,’s Iron Man. That was the movie that kick started the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. An LAPD spokeswoman refused to say who actually owns the warehouse that the costume was stolen from. It’s interesting that the thief might be a big Iron Man and Tony Stark fan. This is mostly because they didn’t steal any other items from the warehouse. Marvel also intervened and questions Walt Disney Studios about the missing costume. At the moment, no representative has commented on the situation.
Iron Man’s iconic suit, stolen from a warehouse
According to the LAPD, the costume that vanished from the warehouse was the one that was used in the very first Iron Man movie, back in 2008. Other variations of it have been then used in the following Marvel installments where Tony Stark made appearances.
Interestingly enough, this is not the first time that valuable comic book history items disappeared. Back in 2001, someone stole the original copies of the Action Comics No. 1 and Detective Comics No. 27. These first appeared in the 1930s and marked the debuts of Superman and Batman. The thief stole them from actor Nicholas Cage’s home in Los Angeles. In 2011, the Superman comic was finally found. Sadly, the Batman one was not so lucky. The police did not manage to arrest any suspects.
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