Iron Man 3 just got a new TV spot featuring Don Cheadle as the Iron Patriot.
Don Cheadle is reprising his role as James Rhodes in Iron Man 3, showing off a set of armor that looks like it was heavily influenced by Captain America. The introduction of the suit spurred controversy from comic book fans everywhere, as the role of Iron Patriot was originally filled by Norman Osborn. Osborn, a Spider-Man villain, had ousted Tony Stark as the leader of SHIELD and became Iron Patriot in the comics. However, due to studio conflicts, Spider-Man and the characters connected to him cannot be used in a Marvel Studios film. In this TV spot, Don Cheadle plays James Rhodes, who dons the Iron Patriot armor.
Iron Man 3 will star Robert Downey Jr. (US Marshalls), Gwyneth Paltrow (Se7en), Guy Pearce (The Hurt Locker), Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley.
The TV spot starts with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) seeming to practice a martial arts fighting style as the Iron Man suit flies up on him. He does a complex jump and then lands with a fist down in full armor. “You know it’s moments like these when I realize what a superhero I am.”
Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) stands next to Jon Favreau and says, “Wow,” in a kind of “that was cocky” tone.
The Marvel logo flashes on screen before we see Iron Patriot going through a midair maneuver. We then see a barrage of scenes featuring Iron Patriot in action before Don Cheadle’s face shows up in the usual Iron Man helmet view. “Iron Patriot on the job.”
Then there is an exchange between Tony Stark and James Rhodes before Tony jumps across a break in a catwalk with an explosion behind him, and the suit flies onto his body. The rest of the TV spot is below.
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