IRON MAN 3 Set Photos Pave Way for Next Supervillain

MoviePhotosby Jim Napier

New Iron Man 3 set photos have been making the rounds that hint at the next major supervillain. The image above from io9 shows a signe for Advanced Idea Mechanics (aka AIM). If you are familiar with the comics, this is the terrorist organization that created MODOK, aka Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing. The character (shown below) has a vast intelligence and an enormous square head. For more set photos visit the gallery at io9.

Tony Stark has to face off against a bunch of bad guys in the next film, so MODOK iwill not likely appear until later films. 

Here is a previously posted excerpt of a press release:

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, “Iron Man 3” returns Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as the iconic Super Hero character Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Gwyneth Paltrow (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,”) as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle (“Iron Man 2”) as James “Rhodey” Rhodes and Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) as Happy Hogan. Set for release in the U.S. on May 3, 2013, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” marks the second feature to be fully owned, marketed and distributed by Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009.

“Iron Man 3” continues the epic, big-screen adventures of the world’s favorite billionaire inventor/Super Hero, Tony Stark aka “Iron Man.”  Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film.  Executive producers on the project include Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard and Dan Mintz.

The creative production team on the film includes two-time Oscar®-winning director of photography John Toll, ASC (“Braveheart,” “Legends of the Fall”), production designer Bill Brzeski (“The Hangover,” “Due Date”), editors Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Captain America: The First Avenger”) and Peter S. Elliot (“Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer”), and costume designer Louise Frogley (“Quantum of Solace,” “Contagion”).

Iron Man 3 will arrive in theaters on May 3, 2013. Do you think that MODOK would be a good addition to the Iron Man universe? 

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