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Guy Pearce joins the cast of Iron Man 3!

Apr. 20, 2012by: Paul Shirey

More casting news for IRON MAN 3 today as Guy Pearce as entered the running for a role in the sequel.  According to Variety, Pearce would play the role of Alrich Killian, a genetecist working on a technology known as "extremis."  Comic fans will recognize this from the mini-series, Iron Man: Extremis by Warren Ellis and Adi Granov.  It was Granov's artwork that inspired the look of Iron Man in the first film.

Director Shane Black (KISS KISS, BANG BANG) is said to be loosely adapting the extremis storyline for the sequel, which served as a kind of reboot for Tony Stark/Iron Man in the comics world.  It's a very self-contained story, meaning that if they are following this story then it falls in line with everything that's been said about making this all about Stark and having a very miniscule involvement with the rest of the Marvel U.  It's definitely not a crossover story and very much about the character of Iron Man.

Pearce would be joining Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, and the recently announced Ben Kingsley as the film's main villain. 

IRON MAN 3 begins filming in just over a month and will hit theaters on May 3, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Shane Black is my all-time favorite screenwriter and also played Hawkins in Predator. Couldn't be happier to have him on this project.
Source: Variety

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10:16AM on 04/22/2012
I hope he's the villain.
I hope he's the villain.
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9:23AM on 04/22/2012

See...

They should have ditched the Ultimate spin on the movies, then folks would not miss Sammy Jackson so much when Stark takes over shield. And they could kick off the Civil War story arc from this flick, in the same manner as the previous movies.
They should have ditched the Ultimate spin on the movies, then folks would not miss Sammy Jackson so much when Stark takes over shield. And they could kick off the Civil War story arc from this flick, in the same manner as the previous movies.
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8:47AM on 04/22/2012
Guy Pearce and Christopher Nolan need to do another film.
Guy Pearce and Christopher Nolan need to do another film.
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6:19PM on 04/21/2012
Pearce is terribly underrated. I was so sure he'd get more leading roles after Memento and The Time Machine, but he has since either played small roles or fallen off the radar. I think his role in Prometheus is going to get him more attention. However, I do wish Nolan would have used him in his Batman movies :(
Pearce is terribly underrated. I was so sure he'd get more leading roles after Memento and The Time Machine, but he has since either played small roles or fallen off the radar. I think his role in Prometheus is going to get him more attention. However, I do wish Nolan would have used him in his Batman movies :(
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7:15AM on 04/22/2012
MASSIVE fan of Guy Pearce!! If they had gone with reprising the Joker for TDKR, he was my one and ONLY choice who I think could have really done Heath Ledger's performance justice!!
MASSIVE fan of Guy Pearce!! If they had gone with reprising the Joker for TDKR, he was my one and ONLY choice who I think could have really done Heath Ledger's performance justice!!
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5:10PM on 04/21/2012

What??

Still no Mandarin?? smh
Still no Mandarin?? smh
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1:03PM on 04/21/2012
Nice!
Nice!
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11:37AM on 04/21/2012

More movies?

Guy Pearce seems to be in every movie! I wonder does he miss being in Neighbours!
Guy Pearce seems to be in every movie! I wonder does he miss being in Neighbours!
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10:33AM on 04/21/2012
He should be in more movies!
He should be in more movies!
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10:16AM on 04/21/2012

More than likely be the super villain

Guy will more than likely be the super villain of the movie. He will inject himself with Extremis and get super soldier powers. As in the previous two movies, the villains weren't actually named after their comic book counterparts.
Guy will more than likely be the super villain of the movie. He will inject himself with Extremis and get super soldier powers. As in the previous two movies, the villains weren't actually named after their comic book counterparts.
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9:14AM on 04/21/2012
This is shaping up to redeem the franchise nicely after the part 2. Kingsley as villain, now Pearce as well. I like it!

I'm just watching the first Iron Man again, to refresh the memories before The Avengers opens next week. Damn good (superhero) movie.
This is shaping up to redeem the franchise nicely after the part 2. Kingsley as villain, now Pearce as well. I like it!

I'm just watching the first Iron Man again, to refresh the memories before The Avengers opens next week. Damn good (superhero) movie.
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1:58PM on 04/21/2012
Does it really need reedeeming? i don't understand what people don't like about Iron Man 2, it wasn't as good as the first one but still a solid movie with plenty of awsome moments it certainly wasn't as detremental as xmen last stand or spiderman 3
Does it really need reedeeming? i don't understand what people don't like about Iron Man 2, it wasn't as good as the first one but still a solid movie with plenty of awsome moments it certainly wasn't as detremental as xmen last stand or spiderman 3
8:53AM on 04/21/2012

Confused...

Pearce can only help make what I hope will be a great movie even better, but has he "joined the cast" as the headline says, or is he "in the running" as the first line of the article says? Not sure if this is official casting news or if it's still just a possibility... Let's make this happen, Marvel!
Pearce can only help make what I hope will be a great movie even better, but has he "joined the cast" as the headline says, or is he "in the running" as the first line of the article says? Not sure if this is official casting news or if it's still just a possibility... Let's make this happen, Marvel!
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8:36AM on 04/21/2012
Dear Hollywood,

Thank you for finally figuring out what the fuck to do with Guy Pearce. More, please.

Love, Longbaugh
Dear Hollywood,

Thank you for finally figuring out what the fuck to do with Guy Pearce. More, please.

Love, Longbaugh
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7:20AM on 04/21/2012
Too bad Guy is ineligible to be US president. I want him to run as Shane Black's VP.

BLACK/GUY 2012.
Too bad Guy is ineligible to be US president. I want him to run as Shane Black's VP.

BLACK/GUY 2012.
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5:26AM on 04/21/2012
great casting but in the comics this character dies in the first 10 minutes. Hope they write in more for him. Itll also be interesting to see how the Mandarin fits into this
great casting but in the comics this character dies in the first 10 minutes. Hope they write in more for him. Itll also be interesting to see how the Mandarin fits into this
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2:38AM on 04/21/2012
just made my underrated actor #3 column about him lately .. wish he gets the part , he'd be a perfect fit.
just made my underrated actor #3 column about him lately .. wish he gets the part , he'd be a perfect fit.
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1:27AM on 04/21/2012
Am I the only fan that doesn't like extremis? I'll give them the benefit of the doubt because I enjoyed the first two films a lot but extremis is a very overrated comic.
Am I the only fan that doesn't like extremis? I'll give them the benefit of the doubt because I enjoyed the first two films a lot but extremis is a very overrated comic.
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12:26AM on 04/21/2012
Guy Pearce! Extremis! Ben Kingsley! What's not to love? Brilliant.
Guy Pearce! Extremis! Ben Kingsley! What's not to love? Brilliant.
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10:59PM on 04/20/2012
Best casting news of the month.
Best casting news of the month.
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9:40PM on 04/20/2012
hell yeah.....awesome casting
hell yeah.....awesome casting
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9:18PM on 04/20/2012
This may be the Dark Knight of the Iron Man series.
This may be the Dark Knight of the Iron Man series.
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8:52PM on 04/20/2012
Marvel has done a terrific job so far. I'm a DC collector, but these movies kick ass.
Marvel has done a terrific job so far. I'm a DC collector, but these movies kick ass.
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6:57PM on 04/20/2012
Just wiki'd Extremis. Holy shit, I hope they tone it down because that run went way the fuck out there.
Just wiki'd Extremis. Holy shit, I hope they tone it down because that run went way the fuck out there.
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6:53PM on 04/20/2012
read about this somewhere else. saw this and thought that it was finalized, but apparently you can't write a proper headline.
i mean, i don't see them turning him down, but come on. he hasn't joined yet.
read about this somewhere else. saw this and thought that it was finalized, but apparently you can't write a proper headline.
i mean, i don't see them turning him down, but come on. he hasn't joined yet.
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6:27PM on 04/20/2012
Pearce is awesome in just about everything, and I expect this to be true for Iron Man 3 as well. I thought I read ScarJo would be returning as black widow, but will Rockwell be coming back as Justin Hammer. I hope so, if only for a cameo even.
Pearce is awesome in just about everything, and I expect this to be true for Iron Man 3 as well. I thought I read ScarJo would be returning as black widow, but will Rockwell be coming back as Justin Hammer. I hope so, if only for a cameo even.
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6:24PM on 04/20/2012
Well shit, this actually sounds pretty awesome. BTW, did Guy Pearce get a new agent or something?
Well shit, this actually sounds pretty awesome. BTW, did Guy Pearce get a new agent or something?
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