Iron Man Three - Red White and Blue Suit

What is the red white and blue suit shown in the Iron Man 3 Trailer?

  • @SachinShekhar So link to the question?
    – C. Ross
    Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 17:05
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    It looks like War Machine's armor, repainted. Has the USAF insignia, the large gun on his back, and apparently has a military color guard with him. My guess is it's James Rhodes. Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 21:48
  • @GabeWillard I think you're right. See my answer for a "zoom and enhance" on the image. Commented Oct 24, 2012 at 13:37

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If you zoom in on that image you can see that it has "Lt. Col. James Rhodes" stenciled on the chest plate.

Lt. Col. James Rhodes

So, although that does look like the Iron Patriot armor from the comics, I think it's just War Machine with a new paint job.

Original image source: First 'Iron Man 3' Poster and New Images Reveal Cool Armor and the Film's Villain


It is a reference to the Iron Patriot Armor - "full battlesuit patterned after the heroic images of Captain America and Iron Man".

As shown by Bill the Lizard above, it's Lt Col James Rhodes driving the armor.

Iron Patriot Armor

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    With the US Airforce insignia on the left forearm and what looks like a Vulcan cannon on the shoulder (Uncle Gaspacho anyone?) my guess is it's Rhodey, but that's just a guess.
    – Monty129
    Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 16:56

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