It may come as a big surprise to many comic fans, especially to those who follow the Iron Man series that Jim “Rhodey” Rhodes is none other than the ‘Iron Patriot’. The Iron Patriot role was suppose to be prized by none other than Normon Osborn. For those who are not that familiar with who that is, Norman Osborn is Spider-Man’s arch nemesis. Because of copyright issues between respective studios (Sony and Paramount) any name/property of Spider-Man can not be displayed in other movies. That also may have well answered the question about what we may see in the for-see-able future with the Avengers.
None-the-less, I am looking forward to Iron Man 3 which comes out May 3, 2013.