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A few weeks ago, some paparazzi photos from the set of Iron Man 3 seemed to show what appeared to be a Iron Patriot, a surprise to everyone, since Iron Patriot is a creation of Norman “Green Goblin” Osborne, a character Marvel doesn’t have the movie rights to. Now it looks like that the star-spangled suit is War Machine, painted up in patriotic colors.
Latino Review is claiming that it’s actually War Machine with a stars and stripes repaint with James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) inside and they are not calling him Iron Patriot. Now before you scream out that it was actually a white dude in the suit (rumored to be James Badge Dale in the role of Eric Savin/Cold Blood-7,) LR is saying their onset source revealed that it’s actually just a stunt man.
So, why/how is War Machine now Iron Patriot? Simple, since the USA has had possession of the armor they naturally decided to slap some fresh ultra-nationalistic paint on it and the scene involves Rhodes/Cheadle acting as bodyguard for the Vice President on a trip to China, citing that in the post-Avengers world, that’s how it’s done. Read more here via Nerd Bastards