80s comics, you were pretty weird. People had massively disproportionate bodies and asymmetrical haircuts and lots of straps and gadgets. A lot of the stuff that seeped into mainstream comics in the 80s is gross.
Eric Savin is one such character, and one that’s being regurgitated from time now that actor James Badge Dale (you’ll always be Chase from 24 to me, buddy) has been saddled with this character name in one of the open Iron Man 3 villain spots.
In my previous “trolls hate on Da7e talkin’ ’bout Iron Man 3″ posts, we covered how the Iron Man Extremis story line was going to provide the basis for IM3′s plot, then I talked about how a co-production with China doesn’t necessarily count The Mandarin out of the equation.
Now I’m telling you – and by extension my 17 torrent peers – to stop downloading the Marvel Presents #26-50 SuperPak to get a look at the Coldblood-7 storyline. Savin is working for the government, gets blown up by a landmine, gets made into a cyborg by the woman he has a crush on and proceeds to rip off RoboCop blatantly.
Iron Man 3 will not be RoboCop. No one is going to call him “Coldblood-7,” this is the less clever equivalent of naming Joseph Gordon Levitt’s character in The Dark Knight Rises after a kid in a Batman Coloring Book.
What’s more likely is that poor Savin is the person who gets pumped full of Extremis nanotech in it’s evil, pre-Stark form. If it’s anything like the comic, it will give him super strength and electricity powers and the ability to spit fire from his mouth. At the very least, it will make him the villain Iron Man will have to fight and the one that will likely hand him defeat at least once, forcing Tony to turn Extremis on himself.
But HAVE NO FEAR, he odds that all those bad 80s comic design sins you see on that Coldblood-7 picture here are not going to be part of Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 are really good at this point.