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.