A couple of weeks ago, a leaked image made the rounds showing what looks to be Iron Patriot on the set of Iron Man 3. On the comic book, Iron Patriot is Norman Osborn wearing an iron suit similar to Tony Stark’s, with the color scheme similar to Captain America’s.
Unfortunately, a recent Latino Review article debunked the rumors, stating that Iron Man 3 will NOT feature the Iron Patriot. The image we saw is actually War Machine with a new coat of paint. There’s no details on the plot yet, but we can assume that the government somehow got their mitts on the War Machine suit again, and custom-painted it with more patriotic colors in order to differentiate it from the Iron Man suit.
Of course, the fact that it’s not the Iron Patriot doesn’t mean it’s not going toe to toe with Tony. We saw the other images and the man behind the suit isn’t Don Cheadle.