Guess who's joining the cast of “Iron Man 3”?
As we anxiously wait for “The Avengers” to come out, we can't help but get excited whenever there is any news about “Iron Man 3”.
So imagine our delight when it was announced that a certain actor is this close to signing on for the next sequel.
So who's the lucky thespian?
It's none other than Guy Pearce!
And what's more, Variety reports that the “Lockout” actor would be taking on the role of Aldrich Killian, who per comic book lore, is the geneticist that invents the powerful Extremis serum that both Iron Man and terrorists wind up using.
Of course, the likely casting of Pearce isn't the only thing we've learned so far about the highly anticipated production.
Gandhi gets into the game: Or, more specifically, Ben Kingsley, who is in negotiations to play a supervillain. However, there's no word yet on which baddie it will be.
New direction: While Jon Favreau helmed the first two flicks, Shane Black will take the director's chair this time around. Favreau opted out so he could focus on lensing “Magic Kingdom”. “I've had a great run with Marvel and wish them the best,” he tweeted.
Time to suit up: Downey will be slipping into his now-familiar duds next month, when filming begins in and around Wilmington, N.C.
How long do we have to wait: Disney has scheduled for it to arrive on May 3, 2013.