Since the conclusion of “Captain America: Civil War,” we haven’t seen much of Iron Man. However, the character will make an appearance in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” this year, and again in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

His role in the new Spider-Man movie is all about helping a young Peter Parker grow into the hero we’ve come to know and love, and from there, he’ll get himself ready to fight aliens once more. The problem is, he’ll be going up against Thanos and his minions, and chances are, his armor and human technology are not enough to get him on a level playing field.

Welcome the Asgardian Armor

Ever since the first Iron Man movie, Tony Stark has managed to improve the quality of his armor several times. He even went as far as to create an armor designed to fight the Hulk. However, we doubt he has the expertise to build armor for the purpose of protecting Earth from an alien threat more dangerous than the ones from the first film.

For this reason, a new armor is needed, one designed by a more advanced civilization -- the Asgardians. As it stands right now, it would appear as if this is the idea Marvel is working with after Robert Downey Jr. highlighted an image of impressive looking armor on Facebook.

The text from Downey below the image, reads, “Nobody does armor like Asgard.” Could the actor be hinting at Tony Stark getting help from Asgard for a new armor with Asgardian technology built-in?

That could very well be the case.

It’s called the Uru Armor

When we look at Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir, one might have no idea that it was built using a material known as Uru and with the power of a dying star. Uru is a form of metal, and it’s quite strong.

In the comics, Odin gave Tony Stark the option to build armor using Uru.

We understand Stark didn’t truly create a new armor from scratch, he merely jumped in his Extremis armor and walked into molten Uru. When he walked out of it, the regular Extremis armor was covered in Uru, and from there, Iron Man became stronger than before.

Will he be able to stand toe-to-toe with Thanos? That's unlikely, but he should put up a decent fight with the rest of the team squarely behind him.

Now, we shouldn’t expect Iron Man to gain the Uru Armor in the same manner as the comics, as there will likely be some differences in the film adaptation. At the end of the day, as long as Iron Man is capable of holding his own against Thanos' finest, it should make for a great film.