The Superficial has gotten hold of an unofficial, but undeniable photo of someone in the Iron Patriot armor. Check it out below. -Dane
Get ready to speculate guys, but according to SuperHeroHype we can expect to see the Iron Patriot armor is Iron Man 3.
Here’s some info on the Iron Patriot:
The armor made its first appearance in 2009’s “Dark Avengers” #1. 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.
There’s definitely some interesting implications here. Could Marvel be building towards a post-Captain America Marvel movie universe? Could this be a subtle piece in the road toward Civil War, Secret Invasion and Dark Reign? I honestly have no idea. It could just be that the director, Shane Black, thought it looked cool and that’s it. But it’s fun to speculate.
The image of the Armor is first and foremost an insult to both Captain America and Iron Man, or at least that’s how it was percieved by Marvel fans durring Dark Reign, so the question is how will it be used and who will wear it? Because it can’t be Norman Osborn (the Green Goblin) because he’s a Spider-Man villain and Sony currently has the rights to those characters.
So how will it be in the movie? No one knows yet. Who will be wearing it? Who knows, but it defienetly is an interesting addition to the film and one worth speculating about.
UPDATE: Eric Savin (a business rival of Tony Stark’s, played by James Badge Dale), has been spotted sporting the Iron Patriot armour, so that clears it up, for now. Stay tuned to UTF for more news.