Rumor Patrol: LEGO Sets Reveal Potential ‘Man of Steel’ & ‘Iron Man 3′ Spoilers

Published 3 years ago by , Updated September 22nd, 2012 at 6:00 am,

Iron Man 3 Plot Details

Iron Man 3 Concept Art Rumor Patrol: LEGO Sets Reveal Potential Man of Steel & Iron Man 3 Spoilers

This one is really simple by comparison: According to LEGOS we’ll be seeing elements of the Extremis armor and storyline from the comics – which we already know for certain, having seen the actual Extremis armor on display at Comic-Con, detailed in recent concept art (alongside War Machine/Iron Patriot), and generally in the Iron Man 3 Comic-Con footage and trailer description. So we wouldn’t call this info a revelation, exactly.

The only sliver of juicy news implied by the LEGO set is that we’ll get an actual “big boss” battle between Tony Stark/Iron Man and The Mandarin, the nefarious mastermind (and longtime nemesis of Iron Man in the comics) who will be played by Ben Kingsley. If true, it then begs the question of just how Stark and The Mandarin will have their epic showdown; seeing the Mandarin don some advanced suit of armor would be too reminiscent of the boss battles in Iron Man 1&2, and we doubt Marvel Studios will ‘keep it to comics’ by having Mandarin whip out his signature ten mystical rings to go all Voldemort on Tony (it’s possible, just not likely).

Iron Man 3 Mandarin Boss Battle Rumor Patrol: LEGO Sets Reveal Potential Man of Steel & Iron Man 3 Spoilers

Will we see Iron Man throwdown with The Mandarin?

If I had to personally guess, I would count no the Extremis biotech being used to turn the villain into a physical match for the upgraded Iron Man, while still allowing him to stick relatively close to his standard physical form. Of course, if Mandarin sits back and lets some Extremis-enhanced thugs or (stick with me here,) a big robot version of Fin Fang Foom do his fighting for him… Well, I wouldn’t be mad about that, either.

Iron Man 3 will be in theaters on May 3, 2013.

Man of Steel will follow on June 14, 2013.

Source: Brickset (via Screen Crush)

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  1. These Lego spoilers happen all the time. It’s a wonder they haven’t been mentioned on here in the past…

  2. It’s a typo of “Black Zone”. He’s going to go into the Black Zone at some time in the film and will have to escape it.

    • i think your trying to say phantom zone XD

      • Nope, I’ve read descriptions of concept art on another site that said Black Zone too.

        • i just looked on other sites and well they have F**ked up then… why would they name the prison black zone when the phantom zone is pretty much known by everyone that has watched any series of superman and read the comics.
          Not to mention phantom zone sounds better and im not just saying that because thats what its called in all the incarnations of superman, its just better.
          Black Zone is meant to be the Phantom Zone… why…

          • Doesn’t bother me, they should realize what it is anyway if that is indeed what they’re calling it.

        • Black Zone sounds racist… I’m just sayin.

  3. I think that Marvel and Shane Black have learned their lesson are not going to have Iron Man battle an armored version of himself in 3. I doubt that Mandarin will be the physical threat. He’ll probably be the stand-in-the-back mastermind who directs various thugs and minions to fight Iron Man.

    • That’s what I was thinking. Mandarin will use the MCU version of the Ten Rings to attack Iron Man. But Kofi’s idea of a mechanical Fing Fang Foom would be a great addition.

      • Some cell phones will be more than they appear.

  4. Looks wise, I vote for Megan Fox as Wonderwoman. I just wanted to throw my two cents in.

    • …yeah…if only she could act.

      • …and she can’t act.

        • …and doesn’t play well with others.

          • Upvote, wait what site am I on?

  5. Licensed LEGO = super-overpriced LEGO :(

  6. Would’nt a robotic Fin Fang Foom be a little too much like the Chitauri Leviathans in the Avengers?

    • nah. it would have limbs and wings and stuff.

      • I was thinking maybe using Chitauri tech

        • Maybe Thanos loans him an extra special Chitauri leviathan 😛

    • The Leviathans were alive though, not robotic.

  7. Wait a minute, could they trying to mirror that battle sequence from Superman: Birthright with kryptonian troops under Zod’s command freed from the Black Zone? Omg that would be awesome.

    • That would be sweet. It would be even sweeter if at the end we get a picture of Luthor pulling the strings the behind the invasion like in Birthright. Just because I feel there needs to be a small nod to Superman’s arch-villain.

  8. Fin Fang Foom armor. calling it now

  9. Interesting parallel between Thanos’ power gem encrusted Infinity Gauntlet and Mandarin’s gem powered rings.

    I would be tempted to tie them together somehow…… perhaps created by the same alien race?

    That wouldn’t follow the Marvel comic origins for these weapons, but the concepts are so similar. Different colored gems giving different powers to the wearer.

    Granted the powers given to Thanos by the gems on the gauntlet are a power of magnitude greater than Mandarin’s rings. I just checked and they don’t line up exactly. Plus Mandarin has 10 rings…… Thanos gets half that number.

    Since Iron Man 3 and Avengers 2 are coming out not that far apart, I would (if I was in charge) link the two antagonist’s weaponry. Marvel hasn’t followed the source material by the numbers anyway.

    Why not?

    • I like that. Perhaps Mandarin could have just a small fragment if each gem…

    • I was thinking along the same lines. I wonder if they can tech up the magical a bit and tie in the power of the rings to the extremis tech in some way. It’d serve as a nice bridge between the magical/advanced science aspect of the shared films and the more grounded techy world Iron Man inhabits.

  10. Posers? Really?

  11. HA! That was the very first thing that I noticed. I don’t follow comics all too much anymore but I SWORE that it was FIN Fang Foom.

  12. I think that is the one pic of the new Iron Man armor, whether photo or artwork, that I actually like so far.

    • Agreed! I was thinking the exact same thing!

    • That is the best pic I’ve seen so far. It looks gold instead of the beige we’ve been seeing.

      • I always preferred his mid-80’s red and silver armor myself. I never understood why they always stuck him with colors that looked like they were picked from a McDonald’s condiment tray for most of his career.

      • Someone mentioned post production enhancement to it so MAYBE the “gold” sections will get some shine or gleam, I dunno.

  13. YES!!! YES !!!! FIN FANG FOOM!!!!

  14. Fin Fang Foom is one of my favorite Marvel characters. I hope he is in this.

    I would love to see Lockjaw make an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy too.

  15. I think the “escape” in “black zero escape” is interesting – I read Zach is changing the name of the phantom zone to black zone.

    Could lego of mis-typed zero for zone??

    could supes pay a visit to the black zone in the film??

    anyone think the same?

  16. they actually can use the ten rings in Iron Man 3, since the avengers came out. The Avengers introduced us to mystical, or alien technology. Then again, I not familiar with Mandarins back story, and the origin of the Ten rings.