Another comic-centric element of the currently-filming Iron Man 3 has been revealed, thanks to new set photos at io9. As you can see in the photo below, the criminally scientific organization A.I.M. (Advance Idea Mechanics) has been spotted on set. What’s more, the presence of a holiday decorations in the background should please Shane Black fans as it confirms that, like all of his movies, Iron Man 3 will feature, at least in part, a Christmas setting.
The site suggests that the presence of A.I.M. could point to an appearance of by the organization’s creation and later leader, M.O.D.O.K. (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing). Though a fan-favorite, M.O.D.O.K. is one of Marvel’s sillier villains and it’s likely that A.I.M. will be utilized in a separate capacity (at least for the time being).
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, James Badge Dale, Ashley Hamilton and Jon Favreau, Iron Man 3 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 3, 2013.
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