Iron Man 3 has released a brand new character poster highlighting Don Cheadle as Tony Stark's buddy, Colonel James Rhodes all decked-out in his new Iron Patriot armor.
Indeed, the former "War Machine" has new digs that are powerful enough to make anyone say "America, f**k yeah!" It's a good thing, too, because Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) will need all the help he can possibly get this time around when he faces an array of vile villains, headlined by a mastermind in his signature comic book nemesis, The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley).
Adopted from the pages of Marvel Comics' post-Civil War era, the Iron Patriot suit was worn by Norman Osborn, the former original villainous Green Goblin who resurfaced, attempting to reinvent himself as a hero, eventually becoming director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Of course, when it comes to the big screen, Osborn only exists in Sony Pictures' Spider-Man Universe, which has led to the contextual alteration of having James Rhodes suit up in the red, white, and blue badassery.
Not much is known specifically about what role he will play in this action-packed launch of Marvel Studios' "Phase Two" set of films, but it will surely involve A LOT of insanely-explosive ammunition being unleashed on some hapless baddies.
Iron Man 3 crashes into theaters on May 3. Check out the full poster below to see James Rhodes in the armor that's so patriotic, it smells like apple pie and spawns bald eagles.