Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has been compared to Tony Stark quite a bit so far this year, and the similarities just keep on coming. He said via his Twitter feed that although he isn’t planning to make an Iron Man suit, he did get some inspiration from the Iron Man movies.
Tesla’s Musk On Iron Man references
This time the references to Iron Man and Tony Stark began with Musk’s Twitter announcement that they built a system which makes it possible to design rocket parts using basic hand gestures and then print them out in titanium.
Jan Favreau, executive producer of Iron Man 3, asked via Twitter if the system created by Musk’s team was like the one they created in the fictional world of the Iron Man movies. Musk said they “saw it in the movie and made it real.” Musk said he would post a video of the system “next week,” although that would be this week since his post is dated Friday.
“And, uhh no (zillionth person who asked), I am not going to make an IM suit, however design by hand-manipulated hologram is actually useful,” he added in response to the numerous questions about whether he would make an Iron Man suit.
Tesla’s Musk compared to Iron Man
Some of the earliest comparisons of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s Musk come from an infographic which was first posted at vcars.co.uk. The infographic shows some interesting similarities between Musk and Tony Stark. Both of them are inventors and have managed to excel in areas where few others have been able to do so.
In addition to Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), Musk also works with the futuristic rocket maker SpaceX and SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ:SCTY). He also founded X.com, which became PayPal and later merged with Confinity before being sold it to eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY).