Thanks to Super Hero Hype we have confirmation that the red, white and blue Iron Patriot armor will make an appearence in Iron Man 3. What we don't know is, who will be wearing it.
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.
Since Osborn is part of Spider-Man, which is owned by Sony Pictures, we know that they'll be changing up the story a bit to fit Marvel's movie universe. But it's safe to say that a different chracter will be wearing the suit in the movie. It will definitly be cool to see this suit brought to life on the big screen.
Iorn Man 3 is currently shooting North Carolina, and Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, James Badge Dale, Ashley Hamilton and Jon Favreau are set to star. The film is set to hit theaters on May 3rd, 2013.
Here's a little more history behind the suit:
Norman Osborn wears a full battlesuit patterned after the heroic images of Captain America and Iron Man. The battlesuit was cobbled together from StarkTech that had been confiscated from Tony Stark's armory at Avengers Tower shortly after H.A.M.M.E.R.'s formation. However, Osborn lacked the technical expertise on how to operate the armor's repulsor generators efficiently (replacing it with the not as powerful Uni-Beam projector star-shaped output), making it less powerful than Stark's Iron Man armors. It was hacked into and shut down for good by Iron Man at the end of the Seige of Asgard due to the armor based off an older design and has been not in use since.
During the Red Skull's invasion of America the armor was vaporized by Skadi.
What do you think of the suit showing up in the movie? And ideas on how it might be worked into the story?