James Badge Dale to play baddie in Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 is not set to come out until next May, however there is already a lot of talk surrounding cast members and storylines. The latest addition to the cast is James Badge Dale, who will play villain Eric Savin.

If Iron Man and Iron Man 2 are anything to go by, Tony Stark can pretty much take on anyone he wants, even if it is just by using his quick wit and arrogant sense of humour. Even in his latest outing in box office smash Marvel Avengers Assemble, Iron Man certainly proved his worth. However, seeing as there is going to be an Iron Man 3, more villains are inevitably lining up to try to smash their way into his metal heart.

James Badge Dale has already signed on the dotted line to attempt to take down Iron Man as baddie Eric Savin. Dale recently appeared in Shame and The Grey and he is well-known for his appearance on Lord of the Flies. It is still unclear as to exactly what function his character in Iron Man 3 will have, although if the name follows the comic books (spoiler alert) he will play a powerful cyborg created from the remains of a badly injured army colonel. However, it seems more likely that the name Eric Savin is simply being used here and that he will have something to do with the Extremis virus, which causes problems for the technologically-powered Iron Man.

The confirmed cast members so far are Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Sir Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce and Don Cheadle.

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