Iron Patriot is set to appear in Iron Man 3.
SuperHeroHype confirmed the news as well as bagging a photo of the character on the set of Shane Black’s movie. To avoid spoiling more of the film we will tell you who plays the characted below the on-set picture.
According to SuperHeroHype, “the armor is being worn by James Badge Dale, who plays Eric Savin in the feature film. First announced earlier this month, Savin becomes, in the comic books, the cyborg villain Coldbood. At this point it is unknown whether or not we’ll see the actor in multiple costumes or if Coldblood and Iron Patriot are being merged into one character”.
The armour made its first appearance in 2009’s “Dark Avengers” #1 and 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 is expected that a different character will be donning the suit in the upcoming film.
Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, James Badge Dale, Ashley Hamilton and Jon Favreau, and will hit theaters on May 3, 2013.