Robert Downey Jr.’s Original and Iconic Iron Man Suit Valued at $325,000 Got Stolen!
When we talk about Marvel, one of the first people that come to mind is the iconic hero, Iron Man. Iron Man started the whole Marvel craze that we’ve grown to love and patronize over the past years. However, it seems even our powerful superhero still needs some help since its original and iconic costume, the “Iron Man” suit, just got stolen! What’s worse, the suit carries an astounding $325,000 value in the market! Someone needs to call Jarvis to help us find and retrieve the treasure before it’s too late!
The Sudden Disappearance
The original maroon and gold suit which represented Iron Man or Tony Stark in Marvel was reported missing last Tuesday from the Movie Prop Storage. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the suit was taken between February and April 15, 2018. The authorities are looking into a burglary angle after the incident happened.
Furthermore, the LAPD stated an employee just happened “to inspect” the warehouse last Tuesday when he discovered the costume was already gone. While the investigation is still taking place, it is still handled by the LAPD’s Foothill Division. They declined to comment who the owner of the house is. However, they disclose that no other items (other than the infamous suit) were reported missing.
MCU’s Global Success
Suffice to say that the said iconic suit is more than just legendary, considering that Iron Man was the first installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s movies. As of this writing, MCU already produced 19 blockbuster films with 13 more already in the works.
The film franchise achieved over $16.4 billion gross profit in box offices worldwide, making it one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time. The franchise’s latest movie is the Avengers: Infinity War, which produced a gross net of over $1 billion worldwide in its first week.
In celebration of their tremendous success, the prominent actor also revealed that five out of the six Avengers cast got matching tattoos to celebrate their global success. The one who opted not to get a tattoo was the artist himself, Mark Ruffalo.
The said tattoo idea originated from Scarlett Johansson, where she and Chris Evans did it in New York City. Then, Josh Lord followed suit and flew to LA to do tattooing on Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr. himself. And because of the Avenger’s hype, it seems the culprits (also known as supervillains), decided to steal Downey’s costume after its tremendous success.
Stolen Treasured Masterpieces
Marvel Studios relayed the questions pertaining to the missing suit to its mother company, Walt Disney Studios. However, Disney declined to comment on the said issue as of this writing. Moreover, this isn’t the first time a treasured masterpiece was stolen in Los Angeles. In 2001, the Action Comics No. 1 original copy was also stolen, along with Detective Comics No. 27. The said copies were stolen from the West Los Angeles home of another famous actor Nicholas Cage.
Fortunately, the Superman comic volume copy was found last April 2011 in a San Fernando Valley storage locker. The value of the said comic amounted to $1.5 million at that time. However, the Batman’s debut issue is still unrecovered.
What’s worse, no one was arrested for these theft incidents so far. The LAPD suspected that these attempts of stealing Avenger’s supplies and weapons were triggered after it became a plot point for its previous Marvel movie last year, entitled the Spider-Man: Homecoming. While some Marvel fans suspected the Vulture may be the culprit behind the incident, the LAPD keeps mum about it.
More in Star Advisor
Shattering The Myths Surrounding Real Estate Careers
Real estate is a lucrative career, there’s no denying that. But while it promises great money, it also brings along some...September 21, 2020
Two Retirement Dangers That You Have to Solve Sooner or Later
Retirement is a totally new life for anyone, moving from a congestion of ideas and persistent work to complete calm and...September 17, 2020
Here’s Why You Should Seriously Consider Refinancing Your Home Mortgage
If you’ve heard of mortgage refinancing but never really understood it, allow us to give you the simplest explanation for it...September 17, 2020
Basketball Sensation Dwight Howard Lists His D.C House on the Market
One of the most glamorous sports of all time is basketball. The sheer number of NBA fans across the world is...August 7, 2020
Big Budged: First Lady Melania Trump Has Some Reconstruction Plans Up Her Sleeves For Rose Garden
Melania Trump is ready to step into the limelight as a “traditional First Lady” with her recently disclosed plans of revamping...August 3, 2020
Legendary actor Anthony Hopkins Makes Huge Profit on the Sale of his Malibu Beach House
There would hardly be a movie buff who hasn’t watched, easily one of the most brilliant masterpieces of Anthony Hopkins, “Silence...July 29, 2020
Tristan Thompson Returns His Encino Mansion to the Market Less Than a Year after Buying It
It seems that flipping houses isn’t a hobby only A-list actors from Hollywood sport. Famous singers and even broadcasters like to...July 29, 2020
7 Must-know Property Investment Tips for Beginners
Real Estate investment is gaining a considerable amount of popularity as a means of passive income in the year 2020. Making money through investing in...July 29, 2020
After Two Years of Remodeling, Diane Keaton Finally Tosses her Tucson Desert Villa on the Market for $2.6 Million
The American actress, Diane Keaton, has a keen eye for aesthetics and real estate. Famous for featuring in all-time favorite movies like...July 22, 2020