Real Life Iron Man Builds Super Strength “Suit”
A COMIC book lover turned wacky inventor has come one-step closer to realising his dream of becoming a superhero - by building his very own exoskeleton. The prototype has already allowed James Hobson, 25, to curl 170lbs, lift a Mini Cooper with ease and even pick up a truck. James, from Ontario, Canada, hand built the exoskeleton in his garage - which he has dubbed the ‘Inventorium’. Inspired by one of his favourite comic book characters, Tony Stark - aka Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr in the Hollywood film franchise - James set up his own company called Hacksmith Industries. Like his childhood hero, James designs and builds an array of weapons and devices - attributing his passion for building machines to his love of comic books.
Videographer / director: James Hobson
Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Nick Johnson
Editor: Joshua Douglas