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Update on Possible Villains for 'Iron Man 3'

Nothing's been officially confirmed but news is slowly being leaked out. Possible spoilers.

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.

== TEASER ==

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.

Update

You can check out some spy photos here of the Iron Patriot suit here if you really really want to see them.

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Posted by Chaos Burn

As I said before, a friend of mine who works for Disney says there will be over 30 armors featured in IronMan 3

Posted by KMART4455

@Chaos Burn said:

As I said before, a friend of mine who works for Disney says there will be over 30 armors featured in IronMan 3

Names? How can this be verified other than someones word.. Im skeptical by nature I suppose..

Posted by TheHeat

There's already images of Iron Patriot leaked.

Posted by sentryman555

@Chaos Burn: You mean he's going to actually use a bunch of different armors? Or its gonna be like displayed?

Posted by Chaos Burn

@sentryman555: dunno, most likely just displays

Posted by Drummer007

Is anyone else nervous for Iron Man 3? The third installments of great films never seem to pan out well. Iron Man has been great so far.

Posted by Herokiller12344

Guys, we JUST got done with Avengers. Can we give them a minute before we start harassing them about the new sequels?

Posted by kingjoeg
Edited by Drummer007

It looks like War Machine got a paint job

Posted by InnerVenom123

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

@Chaos Burn: That is crazy, I can't wait to see that

Posted by AlKusanagi

@Drummer007: But the pattern is usually 1= good, 2= great, 3= meh. In this case, IM2 was less than good, so 3 should be far better.

Posted by Mutant God

Since he is not in Spider Man Osborn could be the Patriot

Posted by Drummer007

@AlKusanagi: That's what I'm hoping for. They always seem to try to hard on the third one. Try to do to much. Marvel has been doing good so far. Hope they keep it up.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Amazing! Iron Patriot suit all the way!

Edited by SpitfireINK

If that's the color scheme for the movie version - it looks like poo.

They got the colors backwards and the additional stripes look goofy - as well as the star.

Posted by jcbart

Iron Patriot?! Huh. I hate the idea of someone trying to replicate Tony's armour and him having to fight them AGAIN.

Plus, Iron Patriot was only cool as hell because it was Director of H.A.M.M.E.R. schizophrenic supervillain Normon Osborn behind the metal. If it's anyone else.... I'm not sure it could work.

Posted by ReVamp

Hate this.

Posted by LevukaR

Not Iron Patriot please. This is not Iron Man/Spider Man crossover.

Posted by SoA

so extremis will be in the movie due to Aldrich Killian being in the movie and as the main villain . as for the iron patriot maybe its just a gag or a really blatant meaning of US war machine

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

I just hope Ironman doesn't become a franchise milked out of its greatness like countless other films have been. The first one will always be my favorite (even though I still think the end battle with Iron Monger could've been a teeny smidge better).

Posted by jonnystorm777

That looks pretty cool. I wish they would make a Dark avengers movie.

Posted by Croi

Iron Patriot really doesn't translate that well into Live-Action

Posted by Video_Martian

PLEASE let the Mandarin be in this movie, I really don't care about the other villains, just show Iron Man's archenemy already!

Also, that Iron Patriot armor looks SICK

Edited by BritishMonkey

iron patriot i doubt

detroit steel probably

Edited by Crackdown

I Highly doubt it's the Iron Patriot we know from the comics, my bet it is armor either designed for, or modelled AFTER Captain America. Does anyone else remember the Iron Man armor Cap wore in that Civil War what if?

I imagine it's only being called "Iron Patriot", because that armor (up there) had no designation or alias, it was just armor worn by Cap.

Problem solved

Posted by RigorMortis

That "set photo" looks ridiculously photoshopped to me.

Posted by NyxEquitis

Wow, how many villains do they need...supposedly a minor villain "Firepower" Is also going to be in the movie too...I think they might overloading it just a bit.

Posted by Emperormeister734

@Drummer007: Yeah buy War Machine belongs to one person, James Rhodes. I thought Iron Man 3 was gonna be about the Mandarin only and Firepower not Iron Patriot, he suppose to come in at Avengers 3 or Iron Man 4

Posted by War Killer

It's possible that Tony might be working on an armor for Captain America, or at least an armor inspired by Cap. But from those images, it does look more like War Machine's armor with a red, white, and blue paint job.
 
Will wait until the movie comes out before I doom the whole thing, it's only two leaked images and we have little to really no information on this so why worry. Marvel hasn't screwed up yet, so for now I'll trust that they know what they're doing.

Posted by Deadcool

Cool!!!!

Posted by leokearon

According to reports Ashley Hamilton may be Firepower.

Edited by deadpool25mm

GO GO POWER RANGERS !!!!!

omg... I hope they know what their doing....

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Don't know how I feel about this getting the classic to many villains vibe myself, hopefully when more info comes out things might start to make more sense

Edited by sky-pirate

Seeing as he'll be Eric Savin, Iron Patriot's hopefully a cyborg, whose cybernetics merely have been based on the IM amor (the military did study the Mark II suit, in the last movie). Rather than just a fifth guy in a suit.

Posted by Zachattack1239

I think Shane's got everything under control, he doesn't strike me as one of those guys who would load the movie with an abundance of villains just to please the fans. Let's just hope IM3 doesn't turn out to be another Spider-man 3 incident

Posted by Thunderscream

I wonder if some of the additions to the cast could fill the roles

of Henry Pym, Wasp, Iron Fist & Shang-Chi....hmmmm?

Posted by Lvenger

The Iron Patriot armour looks so cool. Really hope that the Mandarin is the villain this time around.

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Posted by SeanNOLA

I bet Iron Patriot is featured as sort of a B-Story to help set up Avengers 2.

Here's how it will play out: Norman Osborne will get introduced in IronMan 3, and start pestering Stark to make him an army of suits or something. Stark will say "no" and Osborne will get mad. Then Iron Man will have his A-Story where he fights The Mandarin and FirePower. At some point, his suit will get stolen, sort of as an aside, and after the credits, we'll find out that Osborne has upgraded it to be the Patriot Armor.

THEN, in Cap2, we'll see the B-Story continue, where Osborne approaches Steve about joining the (Dark)Avengers. Cap gives him a speech about the difference between Patriotism and Nationalism and then goes off to save the country from some Cap villain - let's just pretend it's the Serpent Society. After the credits we see the Dark Avengers. Cue Avengers 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Posted by RedVelvet

Yay, I put money on photoshop there. I'm personally amazed that so many of you are willing to buy into this load of steaming techno-shit

Posted by CitizenJP

No waaaaaaaaay

Posted by LordRequiem

That Iron Patriot suit looks far too tacky. My one hope for this movie is that the War Machine armour is massively increased in power, as it's supposed to surpass Iron Man's in many ways, instead of having a bunch of machine guns (LAME IRON MAN 2). Guy Pearce is a great actor, Ben Kingsley.... very samey in everything.

Posted by thechessclub

@KMART4455 said:

@Chaos Burn said:

As I said before, a friend of mine who works for Disney says there will be over 30 armors featured in IronMan 3

Names? How can this be verified other than someones word.. Im skeptical by nature I suppose..

This is basically what you just said... 'Please get your friend fired.'

Posted by Chaos Burn

@thechessclub said:

@KMART4455 said:

@Chaos Burn said:

As I said before, a friend of mine who works for Disney says there will be over 30 armors featured in IronMan 3

Names? How can this be verified other than someones word.. Im skeptical by nature I suppose..

This is basically what you just said... 'Please get your friend fired.'

hence why i didn't reply, i don't mind if no one believes me, but she was the one who got me all those unique film set pics of captain america on my profile if you wanna look

Posted by LB70145

@SeanNOLA: This would work if Sony didn't own all Spider-Man affiliated characters. Good try though :)

Posted by CrimsonAlchemist

I thought they were gonna use Thanos at least that's what I heard.

Posted by Misanthrop

@SeanNOLA: Norman Osborn CAN'T appear in a Marvel Studios movie because he is part of the Spider-Man franchise, which is owned (movie rights at least) by Sony. It sucks, but thats the way it is.

But IMHO its even nicer to see a second-stringer like Eric Savin receive some love in the Marvel Movieverse.

Posted by KMART4455

@thechessclub said:

@KMART4455 said:

@Chaos Burn said:

As I said before, a friend of mine who works for Disney says there will be over 30 armors featured in IronMan 3

Names? How can this be verified other than someones word.. Im skeptical by nature I suppose..

This is basically what you just said... 'Please get your friend fired.'

So, I mean what was the point of the information at all then. How about this 'Im going to be the new villain in the next Thor movie'. No point in saying anything at all. I believe my request was valid.

Posted by Chaos Burn

@KMART4455: in conclusion, its up to you what you believe, and i understand that you shouldn't trust what someone writes on the internet. I believe her, due to her involvement, and if there is indeed over 30 armors featured in this next film - its gunna be sweet

Posted by KMART4455

@Chaos Burn said:

@KMART4455: in conclusion, its up to you what you believe, and i understand that you shouldn't trust what someone writes on the internet. I believe her, due to her involvement, and if there is indeed over 30 armors featured in this next film - its gunna be sweet

Dont get me wrong, I would certainly love to believe this to be true and of course only you and you alone will know if your source Is legit. I was just mildly curious is all I meant no harm by it. Thanks for the scoop.

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