Everyone’s favourite genius-billionaire-playboy-philanthropist is back in May 2013 and he’ll be joined by some new faces. Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley and Jessica Chastain look set to join the cast of Iron Man 3, which has us wishing it was next year already.
After his upcoming outing in Marvel Avengers Assemble, Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.) will be returning in Iron Man 3 next year and he will be joined by some new faces. Don’t worry though, Gwyneth Paltrow will still return as Pepper Potts, for whom Tony Stark has a soft spot in his artificial heart. Also reprising their roles will be Don Cheadle as Tony Stark’s friend Lt. Col. James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes and Scarlett Johansson as Natalie Rushman, aka Black Widow.
If all goes to plan, these old faces will be joined by some talented new additions. Guy Pearce, who is currently starring in the newly opened Lockout and who also has a role in the upcoming Prometheus, is set to join the cast of Iron Man 3 as geneticist Aldrich Killian. Word on the street is that he will help to create a virus, known as the Extremis virus, that is bad for nanobot technology. Unfortunately for Tony Stark, his suit will have recently acquired just this technology, therefore this film will see a vulnerable hero, much like we saw at the start of the first Iron Man film.
Jessica Chastain, who has appeared in an abundance of recent films including The Help, The Debt and The Tree of Life is said to be up for the part of a sexy scientist who is Stark’s intellectual equal. We hear trouble on the horizon, as Iron Man’s alter ego has a lot of just that – ego, and we wouldn’t like to be in the shoes of whoever makes a dent in it.
Every superhero story needs a main villain and in this film, said character will be played by Sir Ben Kingsley (Schindler’s List, Shutter Island, Hugo). This just about rockets the cast list of Iron Man 3 up as high as Tony Stark’s famous red suit can go and we will be looking forward to its release on 3rd May, 2013. However if you can’t wait until then, you can see Iron Man, Black Widow and co. in Marvel Avengers Assemble which is out in the UK this Thursday!