Want another reason to be excited for the Shane Black-directed IRON MAN 3? Here goes: acocrding to Variety, Guy Pearce is in "final talks" to play geneticist Aldrich Killian.
The film is evidently based to some extent on Warren Ellis's six-issue "Extremis" run on the IRON MAN comic book. In that version of the story, Pearce's character invents some kind of nanotechnology that Tony Stark incorporates (I'd be more specific, but I haven't read an IRON MAN comic since 1988). Sounds cool. I'm just happy that a consistently great actor like Pearce is joining the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle and Sir Ben Kingsley.
IRON MAN 3 begins shooting in May, and will hit theaters on May 3rd, 2013.