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Monday, 23 April 2012

Guy Pearce Cast In Iron Man 3

A new guest star with an intriguing role to play...
Now that Avengers Assemble is just about out of the gate and into UK cinemas and The Amazing Spider-Man is less than three months from release, Marvel are preparing for their next big blockbuster superhero movie. This time around, we're getting Iron Man 3, the third entry in Robert Downey Jr's metallic franchise of action thrillers. It sounds like we're going back to basics this time around so as to explain why Tony Stark's avenging teammates can't come to the rescue, but a new casting in particular proves intriguing as to the sequel's storyline. Newly confirmed star Guy Pearce will play Warren Ellis, who was a key conspirator in the excellent Extremis storyline (which got a 4/5 in my review of its MGNC re-release) that forced Tony to look back to his roots in order to combat a new terrorist threat. Hopefully adapting this series should bring a new sense of freshness to the film that didn't feel present back in Iron Man 2 in 2010. Scarlet Johnasson will return as the Black Widow, though, so there hopefully should be some underlying elements of the narrative that tie in the ambitious premise for a budding Avengers sequel... Iron Man 3 begins shooting next month, and is due for release on May 3rd, 2013.

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