Now that Iron Man 3 is in production, set photos, and additional casting information is starting to leak out from North Carolina.  Probably the biggest news for today, is that the Iron Patriot will appear in the movie.

Norman Osborn wears a full battlesuit patterned after the heroic images of Captain America and Iron Man. The battlesuit was cobbled together from StarkTech that had been confiscated from Tony Stark’s armory at Avengers Tower shortly after H.A.M.M.E.R.’s formation. However, Osborn lacked the technical expertise on how to operate the armor’s repulsor generators efficiently (replacing it with the not as powerful Uni-Beam projector star-shaped output), making it less powerful than Stark’s Iron Man armors. It was hacked into and shut down for good by Iron Man at the end of the Seige of Asgard due to the armor based off an older design and has been not in use since.

During the Red Skull’s invasion of America the armor was vaporized by Skadi.

See anything interesting in that description from the Marvel Wikia?  Yeah, Norman Osborn is most definitely a Spider-Man character, and since he’s appeared in the Spider-Man movie, it’s a pretty good bet that Osborn won’t be inside the suit when Iron Man 3 hits theaters on May 3, 2013.

via Superherohype

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9 Comments

  1. Ryan
    May 31, 2012 at 8:59 am — Reply

    Sweet.

  2. TaZ
    May 31, 2012 at 10:24 am — Reply

    North Carolina? Where in North Carolina?

  3. JacinB
    May 31, 2012 at 11:35 am — Reply

    Based on BadAssDigest (who grabbed it from The Superficial, it appears), the guy under the mask is Coldblood (aka: Eric Savin).

    I’d guess that, since it appears to be a repainted War Machine armor (implying a government/military angle, rather than a SHIELD vs. HAMMER angle), that they’re trying to find a way to incorporate him as Detroit Steel rather than the Iron Patriot.

    • May 31, 2012 at 3:36 pm — Reply

      the guy under the mask is Coldblood (aka: Eric Savin).

      Who was, in his time, a knockoff of Deathlok, bringing the circle of repurposing to a close…

  4. Praion
    June 1, 2012 at 4:11 am — Reply

    I like it

  5. andreas
    June 1, 2012 at 4:36 am — Reply

    Don’t care.
    Will watch the movie on premiere night no matter what :)

  6. June 1, 2012 at 2:48 pm — Reply

    looks like iron man caught a glimpse of US Agent and said “Hmmm thats an idea”

  7. Shush
    June 3, 2012 at 12:38 am — Reply

    As a paranoid supposition: They could just be messing with everyone and will recolor the suit in editing with CGI to traditional Iron Man colors.

  8. b003
    June 4, 2012 at 10:46 pm — Reply

    I don’t see why it can’t be “Ultimate Osborn” in that armor.

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