Reports from the set of Iron Man 3 indicate that an armor resembling Norman Osborn’s Iron Patriot suit are set to appear. Moreover, the suit’s pilot is reportedly not Norm-O, but Eric Savin aka Coldblood-7 (last seen unconscious on the battlefield during the Civil War crossover.) Aside from the obviously cool visual of a Fourth of July Iron Man suit, though, I find myself wondering why they wouldn’t create a new charater for the movie. Or, even better, why not use the similar Detroit Steel, who holds the double benefit of being both active in the current-day Marvel Universe AND actually being an Iron Man foe, unlike Osborn or Savin.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) smells just as sweet, asking: Where’s the up-side in shoehorning characters into a movie that very few people (even those INTO comics) are going to be familiar with?