Iron Man 3 comes out this week and I wanted to share a little comic book background for a couple of things. If you saw my Phase One unboxing, you probably caught a glimpse of a fun little piece of memorabilia: an AIM business card of CEO Aldrich Killian. Check it out:
So today’s Ka-Pow 101 will address who is Aldrich Killian and what is AIM. Hit the jump to learn more, but keep in mind: any information from the comics may be unintentional spoilers for Iron Man 3.
Could this be a sign of what’s to come? (Pun completely intended.)
Over at io9.com, they’ve got set photos from Iron Man 3 that feature one of Marvel’s major crime organizations. From the looks of it, Marvel Studios and Shane Black are legitimizing AIM as a legitimate engineering lab. My guess is that a) this is a front for the Mandarin (Kingsley) and b) Killian (Pearce) and Hansen (Hall) work here. I’m excited as this gives me hopes for some large scale world development. As I mentioned in Kapow 101, Hawkeye does mention SHIELD’s enemies; AIM can definitely be counted amongst them.