James Badge Dale cast in Iron Man 3. The casting of James Badge Dale in Iron Man 3 (2013) potentially introduces a new villain into the Shane Black directed film. James Badge Dale has been cast in Iron Man 3 as Eric Savin.
We previously reported on other Iron Man 3 casting news here: Iron Man 3 (2013): Rebecca Hall is ‘Extremis’ Geneticist Maya Hansen, here: Iron Man 3 (2013): Ben Kingsley in talks to play Villain and here: Iron Man 3 (2013): Guy Pearce is ‘Extremis’ Geneticist Aldrich Killian.
On Savin from Marvel comic books:
While still a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army at Camp Killian, Eric Savin was put in charge of Project: Ultra-Tech. There he met the love of his life, Lieutenant Gina Dyson. While on patrol, Savin stepped onto a freshly planted mine which blew him into pieces. He was dead for 2.3 minutes. Gina immediately performed cybernetic surgery on him. The surgery was successful — Savin was alive, but resurrected as a cyborg by Mako’s Project: Ultra-Tech. The “7” in Coldblood’s original name was stated to be a mere wordplay on Coldblood’s real name “Eric Savin”, as his surname is pronounced in the same way.
[He has] superhuman strength, speed, stamina, and durability, and enhanced sensory systems. Coldblood also has the ability to interface with virtually any computer system, and, by mentally entering “cyberspace,” to communicate with such systems. He has a wetware-grafted computer grafted to his organic brain, a plasti-steel-reinforced skeleton, an artificial heart, synthetic hemoglobin, and artificial right eye, and artificial limbs. The right half of his face is an armored cybernetic implant. The organic portion of Coldblood’s body still requires food, drink, oxygen and sleep. His in-built computer requires a recharge of electricity every twelve months of active service. The portion of Coldblood’s organic brain that controls personal memories was removed during surgery that made him into a cyborg.
Coldblood wears body armor and uses conventional firearms, including a .357 automatic gun implanted in his artificial left hand…Coldblood is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant, highly trained in commando fighting, and is a superb marksman with conventional firearms.
How Savin fits into Iron Man 3:
the idea of an officer turned into a cybernetic killer by defense technology would fit into the rumors that Iron Man 3 features the Extremis/nanotech storyline.
Production on Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 is set to start in May 2012 in North Carolina. Iron Man 3 will be released in US theaters through Walt Disney Pictures on May 3, 2013.