Original Iron Man Movie Armor, Worth $320,000, Is Missing

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In a heist worthy of a Marvel Cinematic Universe film, the iconic armor from 2008's Iron Man apparently has been stolen from a props storage facility in Los Angeles.

CBS2 reports the costume, valued at $320,000, was last seen by the facility's owners in February. They were unable to locate it in April, and when another search on Tuesday came up empty, they contacted the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Although the news report doesn't specify which armor it is, footage shown from the MCU-launching 2008 film depicts the Mark III, widely regarded as Tony Stark's classic suit.

According to CBS2, the storage facility is "extremely secretive," which of course raises questions about how anyone would know that any movie props, let alone any as valuable as the Iron Man costume, are kept there. More pressing, however, may be what the thief might plan to do with it now. It's not as if something like this could be advertising for sale on Craig's List.

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In the MCU, Tony Starks suits Mark I-VII were destroyed with the first Hall of Armors and the Malibu mansion in 2013's Iron Man 3.

Directed by Jon Favreau, Iron Man not only launched that franchise and the entire MCU, it also fueled Robert Downey Jr.'s Hollywood comeback. The film grossed $585. 2million worldwide.

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