Hot on the heels of the news that The Mandarin will be featured in Shane Black’s ‘Iron Man 3’, we have some exclusive photos from the set showing us that another notorious Marvel villain will be making his big screen debut as well: The Iron Patriot!
Best known from his stint in The Dark Avengers after the events of ‘Secret Invasion’, Iron Patriot was the creation of Norman Osborn to get the public on his side and behind his team of Avengers that was comprised of other villains that appeared to be the Avengers we all knew and loved. However, seeing as Sony owns the movie rights to anything Spider-Man related, it’s very unlikely that the once Green Goblin will make an appearance in any Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. So who will be under the helmet of the Iron Patriot?
According to Comic Book Movie, who also provided us with the set photos, James Badge Dale, who is lined up to play Eric Slavin AKA the villain known as Coldblood is the man behind the armor. You can even see the actor in the suit in the pictures!
It’ll be interesting to see how they’ll work in this particular armor into the third Iron Man movie. Maybe, like the comics, the villains want to capture the public’s love of both Iron Man and Captain America and use it against the heroes. I guess we’ll have to wait until May 3, 2013 when the movie comes out to get the answers.