Filming production on the forthcoming sequel film Iron Man 3 is underway and this week very spoilery photos have made their way to the Internets from the set of the film. It would appear that the character Iron Patriot will feature in the next Iron Man film and after paparazzi photos of character hit the Internets, Marvel decided to release a promo photo of their own … pretty much confirming the fact that Patriot will appear in the film. But, at this point, we have no idea in what capacity he will appear. HMMM. Check out what Iron Patriot will look like below and read more deets about the filming production of Iron Man 3.
You’ve probably noticed this by now, but there isn’t just one kind of Iron Man suit. In fact, since 2008 the armor has appeared in three movies and there have been a grand total of eight suits: Mark I through VII and War Machine. No film with Iron Man in it has featured less than two different types of armor, and now SuperHeroHype has confirmed that yet another version will be appearing in Iron Man 3. The big question is, who will be wearing it? The site is reporting that the second sequel to Iron Man, which is being directed by Shane Black, will feature the Iron Patriot, a red, white and blue tinged suit that first appeared in 2009’s “Dark Avengers.” Here’s the twist though: Tony Stark wasn’t the guy wearing the suit. In fact, it was Norman Osborne of Spider-Man fame, who, in the story, is actually treated as an American hero. Osborne took the technology from Stark Industries and gave it the patriotic look as a tribute to the recently-deceased Captain America. Iron Man 3 is currently filming down in North Carolina and stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, James Badge Dale and Jon Favreau. Obviously Osborne won’t be appearing in the movie, as Sony Pictures owns the rights to the character and Iron Man 3 is a Marvel Studios film, so that means that either someone else will be sporting the Iron Patriot armor or its just an idea that Tony Stark has for his newest design. Given that the project is already chock full of villains, I’m really hoping for the latter.
UPDATE: The mystery has already been solved! The Superficial has received an image from the Iron Man 3 set that shows James Badge Dale in costume as Iron Patriot. It was previously reported that Dale would be playing Eric Savin in the movie, a character who becomes Coldblood in the comics, but it seems that things have changed this time around.
Honestly, I don’t know a thing about Iron Patriot … nor do I know a thing about Coldblood. My knowledge of the world of Iron Man is very limited and basic. Pretty much everything that I know about the character was covered in the first Iron Man film. That said, I’m such a big fan of the way Iron Man has been adapted for the screen that I have no doubt that Iron Patriot will be a great addition to the film. It looks like Marvel is really planning to churn out these superhero films. What do y’all think of this? Are you looking forward to the release of Iron Man 3? Are you looking forward to seeing Iron Patriot on screen?