Now that everyone has already watched The Avengers multiple times, it's time to start looking forward to the next Marvel films. With Iron Man 3 now filming in North Carolina, it was only a matter of time until we started hearing news and rumors about what we could possibly expect. Casting for possible villains has already been revealed but new information appears to delivering more concrete updates. There may be possible spoilers below.
Besides Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle, we've heard that Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, Andy Lau, James Badge Dale, Rebecca Hall and Ashley Hamilton have also joined the cast. The question has been as who and what villains could we expect?
Ben Kingsley has long been rumored to be the Mandarin, which was immediately denied. Latino Review reported that a crew member revealed that the Mandarin will be in the movie. Kingsley won't be the main villain as he'll be working behind the scenes with Guy Pearce's Aldrich Killian character. Pearce is said to be the primary villain.
But that's not all.
Coming Soon also reported that we'll be seeing the 'Iron Patriot armor in the film as well.
This is the suit that Norman Osborn used during his Dark Avengers days. Obviously Osborn won't be in the movie so we'll have to wait and see who exactly would be using the suit and why.
None of this has been officially confirmed but the sites are standing by them pretty firmly. Mandarin and the Iron Patriot suit? We don't need to see another battle between Iron Man and an armored foe. Hopefully there is still plenty more to see.
You can check out some spy photos here of the Iron Patriot suit here if you really really want to see them.