We happened to find this out a good 2 hours after we jumped on the Iron Patriot bandwagon and reported it, but I had to sit on it and watch people endlessly report “Iron Patriot” news.
It wasn’t until we finally got a look at Don Cheadle on set that we here at Latino-Review can clear something up for you:
That armor you’ve been seeing? That’s not Iron Patriot, that’s War Machine and this is all based on a “hey that white guy must be James Badge Dale” mistake made by a photo service or a gossip site (hard to trace back).
It’s not a movie star, it’s just a white guy. A very nice stunt man who allowed Don Cheadle to not be on set that day. The scene they were filming had Tony Stark and a bunch of military folks, so it makes total sense that this is the moment they debut the new War Machine armor.
We’re getting this from someone on set who says what we’re all calling “Iron Patriot” is Don Cheadle’s new armor. For purposes of clarity, I’ll still be calling it War Machine, even if the movie decides to call him “Iron Patriot”
The US Government has had their hands on this Stark suit for awhile, and apparently they’ve decided to make it more patriotic (especially with the nano-technology stuff I hear is going down in China these days, it’s important for America to look good, not like ‘Iron Man 2′s’ bulky grey War Machine).
That’s why the set photo of “Iron Patriot” has the War Machine gun on his back, because it’s NOT Iron Patriot, it’s NOT James Badge Dale, it’s NOT Coldblood-7.
The scene they were shooting at the airport in North Carolina (where we once again nabbed some spy photos of the new armor) involves the Vice President and a flight to China. Since the world is a world of super-humans post Avengers, who better to guard the Veep than America’s most expensive armor?
That explains how we also got our first look at Don Cheadle on set on the same day.
(picture via NBC-17)
It’s ‘Iron Man 3′ there’s gonna be tons of new armor stuff, that’s what ‘Iron Man’ movies do. If “piling way too many villains” is something you think they also do, I hope this eases your fears a little. Yeah, we still have Guy Pearce and The Mandarin infecting soldiers with Extremis.
But there is no Iron Patriot/Coldblood hybrid villain, that’s just FALSE.
TALKIN’ BOUT MARVEL!
You know how I posted this inbox of a Marvel employee of two movies that were being discussed?
How does that update our predictions knowing that there are 3 Marvel production slots and a list in alphabetical order? Iron Fist is my new favorite for the last one, but the one between C and G is still driving me crazy.