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Sep272010

Real-life "iron man" XOS 2 suit revealed for the first time ever as iron man 2 debuts on dvd & blu-ray

Fantasy meets reality as actor Clark Gregg, a.k.a. Agent Phil Coulson from the Iron Man films and Marvel Entertainment’s upcoming movies Thor and The Avengers, and engineers from leading defense technology company, Raytheon Sarcos, unveil a real-life exoskeleton suit in conjunction with the debut of IRON MAN 2 on DVD and Blu-ray.

Paramount Home Entertainment went behind-the-scenes at the Raytheon Sarcos research facility in Salt Lake City to demonstrate the power of the company’s new exoskeleton suit, XOS 2.  Reminiscent of billionaire genius Tony Stark’s high-tech robotic suit in IRON MAN 2, the XOS 2 is essentially a wearable robot that amplifies its wearer’s strength, endurance and agility. The super-human XOS 2 is built from a combination of sensors, actuators and controllers and enables a user to easily carry a man on his back or lift 200 pounds several hundred times without tiring. XOS 2 is also agile enough to let its wearer kick a soccer ball, punch a speed bag, or climb stairs and ramps with ease.  Designed to assist deployed soldiers, the XOS 2 could be in the field in as little as five years.

Packed with fantastic battles, stunning visual effects and an all-star cast, IRON MAN 2 will be available to own as a three-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with digital copy, as a limited edition two-disc DVD with digital copy, or as a single disc DVD on September 28, 2010.  In this highly-anticipated sequel, Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes, Tropic Thunder) reprises his role as Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, in a thrill-a-minute story filled with explosive action, new suits and powerful new villains.  The phenomenal cast includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson as the seductive Black Widow, Mickey Rourke as the vengeful Whiplash, as well as Sam Rockwell and Samuel L. Jackson.