The following is an attempt to clear up the confusion over the recent Iron Man 3 set photos and possible heroes/villains. We recently posted some images of a certain red, white and blue suit of power armor with a non-descript gentleman nestled within. The internets responded by claiming the man was none other than James Badge Dale and his character was that of the Iron Patriot. Matt was quick to point out that the suit’s pilot didn’t exactly look like Dale, but we went with it. Now reports are coming out saying that the Iron Patriot won’t be in the film, but the Patriot Armor does indeed belong to a character. Hit the jump to get this all sorted out. The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Rebecca Hall, Ashley Hamilton, and Guy Pearce. Iron Man 3 opens May 3, 2013.