Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man 3 poster was a rip-off, claims Canadian comic book company, files lawsuit

A copyright infringement lawsuit was filed in Canada against Marvel Entertainment on Monday claiming that the company had scrapped the design of its movie posters for Iron Man 3 and Avengers: Infinity War, including Robert Downey Jr. .

Marvel Entertainment has previously won a lawsuit in the US claiming that the company copied the design of their film poster for Iron Man 3 to Robert Downey Jr. from a Canadian comic. The Montreal-based comic book company claimed that there were striking similarities between the armored dress worn by Robert Downey Jr. and “the suit worn by Caliban, one of the characters depicted in Horizon’s Works Radix”.

A US district judge ruled last year that Horizon failed to prove that the two posters were “equally alike” despite sharing some “notable similarities”. The verdict stated that Horizon provided no evidence of duplication, but Marvel proved that the poster was made independently. The Canadian company had cited high legal costs and said it was unable to continue the fight.

However, the new lawsuit filed in Quebec civil court claims more Marvel films featuring Iron Man, including Avengers: Infinity War, have continued Horizon’s works. It claims that the Iron Man suit closely resembles the one worn by the Radix character Maxwell.

“In the suit, not only are the distinctive features taken by Justice Otken in American, which are no longer present in the Infinity War suit, but many additional similar features were added to the Radix suit,” the suit reads. It also stated that there are similarities between its cast and the characters created by Marvel’s Ant-Man and Wasp.

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