If there's still any doubt that the Iron Patriot will be showing up in Iron Man 3, take a look below.
The following Iron Man 3 promotional art sees Iron Man in the new Extremis armor side by side the Iron Patriot.
It's been said all along that the new Iron Man 3 Iron Patriot armor is to be used by James Rhodes, aka War Machine, and it actually looks to turn out to be true.
This is a different take than in the Marvel Comic books which saw the Amazing Spider-Man foe, Norman Osborn, don the Iron Patriot suit as part of the "Dark Avengers." Of course, that couldn't happen here because Sony owns the rights to the Green Goblin.
In Iron Man 3, we may see James Rhodes suit up as part of some sort of government task force as the Iron Patriot.
I still can't but help think of Rocky IV, and we know how that ended up for Apollo.
(Image via CBR)
Iron Man 3 blasts off May 3rd, 2013 directed by Shane Black and starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle.
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