I think by now it’s common knowledge that Oscar-nominated actor Robert Downey Jr. based his portrayal of Iron Man’s alter ego Tony Stark, on real-life technopreneur Elon Musk.

Now, if the latest reports are to be believed, the comparison may go deeper than we think… The billionaire founder of Tesla and SpaceX recently responded to a story on CNN which asked what Musk was doing at the Pentagon meeting with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. His answer? Well, Musk said, “something about a flying metal suit…”

Of course, it’s also entirely possible Musk was actually there to discuss his contract with the American military, having won a lucrative deal with the US Air Force to launch a GPS satellite for SpaceX.

For now, however, the South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, engineer and inventor isn’t revealing much more.