The filming for the new "Iron Man 3" is already well underway for its targeted May 3rd, 2013 AMC Theatres release date. With the shooting a lot of rumors, speculation, and yes… pictures have started to surface on the web. One such picture shows us the Iron Patriot armor (see below).
So what is the Iron Patriot Armor? Our friends over at SuperHeroHype lay it out like this:
The armor made its first appearance in 2009's "Dark Avengers" #1. Following the events of the "Secret Invasion" crossover, Norman Osborn was mistakenly heralded as an American hero and tasked with leading a group of government sanctioned-Avengers. Taking the technology from Stark Industries, Osborn designed his suit to represent the then-recently-deceased Captain America. Because the character of Osborn is a Spider-Man villain and the rights rest at Sony Pictures, it's pretty much a certainty that a different character will be donning the suit in the upcoming film.
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The report right now is that a character named Eric Savin (played by actor James Badge Dale), who in the comic world goes on to become the cyborg villain Coldblood. Who is Coldblood you ask? MTV's Splashpage describes the caracter as:
Back in 1989, Coldblood was introduced as Coldblood-7, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army transformed into a cyborg following an accident with a land mine. After taking his revenge on the military overlords who led him to his human death, Coldblood-7 worked as a mercenary for hire, interacting with characters like Havok, Silver Sable and Deathlok. His moral compass came and went, as is the case with hired guns, but in general, he was presented as a tough cookie willing to do the tough jobs.
What remains completely unclear is why Savin is wearing the Stark Iron Patriot Armor or how he fits into the story at all. We'll just have to wait and see.
What do you think of the picture? Do you like the Iron Patriot Armor? Do you like the inclusion of Coldblood in the story (if Coldblood appears at all). Let us know your thoughts and predictions. and don't forget to LIKE this post and tweet it out using the buttons below!