Originally Posted by cherokeesam
Not to mention that AIM is doing exactly what Artistsean described in the IM3 movie by creating Extremis soldiers.
I could definitely see Cage's inmate guinea pig backstory being retrofitted for AIM's Extremis soldier program. Only downside to that is that Cage wouldn't necessarily seem that unique, since there would be several Extremis Soldiers already (including Coldblood, Firepower, Ellen Brandt and a few others who haven't been named/ID'ed yet). You'd have to do something to differentiate Cage from just another "run of the mill" Extremis flunky.
what he chooses to do with the powers is what differentiates him. he's basically the only hero operating out of hulk-destroyed Harlem. and it could always be explained that the scientist overseeing the experiment is actually an A.I.M employee who had a change of heart; using a variant of the banned experiment. or maybe he's someone that was put into protective custody after defecting from A.I.M.