Despite their best efforts, Disney can’t keep the villains for ‘Iron Man 3′ under wraps forever, and I mean that in the literal sense, because here we see James Badge Dale on set as Eric Savin, who for the most part just stood around under a blanket.
In the comics, Savin is a soldier who loses both legs to a land mine. Those are replaced with fancy robot legs and he eventually becomes a cyborg mercenary called Coldblood.
Yet these pictures show Savin in what looks to be the Iron Patriot armor, and my sources (wikipedia) tell me this is totally different from the comic. Perhaps because Iron Patriot was actually Norman Osborn, the nemesis of Spider-Man, who belongs to Sony, meaning Disney can’t use him in an Iron Man movie. So it would seem Savin will start out good (Iron Patriot) and then turn bad (Coldblood).
He’s expected to team up with a second cyborg named Firepower, both of whom are under the orders of The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) and Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce). If all that is true, then Robert Downey is gonna need Scarlett Johansson more than ever. Make sure you bring your gun and karate, Scarlett Johansson!
(image source = fame/flynet)