More ‘Iron Man 3’ casting

Sir Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce are in negotiations to join the cast of ‘Iron Man 3’ and Deadline is reporting today that Jessica Chastain is also currently negotiating with Marvel for a role in the film.

Hit the jump for more details.

The role being offered to Chastain is described in the Deadline story as “a sexy scientist every bit as smart as Tony Stark”.

Chastain initially turned down the role a while back due to scheduling conflicts with ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ and Kathryn Bigelow’s Osama Bin Laden film.

After Chastain first passed, actresses Diane Kruger, Gemma Arterton and Isla Fisher were pursued for the role but now Chastain is available the deal looks like it will be made official soon via a Deadline TOLDJA style story.

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Kingsley is rumoured to be playing the films main villain while Pearce could be playing geneticist Aldrich Killian who is a familiar character from ‘Extremis’ Iron Man comic book run.

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Shooting for ‘Iron Man 3’ kicks off next month with writer/director Shane Black in charge of the first Marvel Studio’s film post ‘The Avengers’.

If they all sign on, the newbies will join returning ‘Iron Man’ alumni Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson and Don Cheadle.

‘Iron Man 3’ is released 3 May 2013

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