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UPDATE: Is George Hamilton's son in talks to play a villain in Iron Man 3? Also, Jon Favreau is back!

May. 24, 2012by: Niki Stephens

UPDATE: Jon Favreau is coming back to IRON MAN 3, but only as Happy Hogan. Favs also tweeted this photo today. Great news!

So let's not judge a book by its parents, career choices, or ex-wives when it comes to Ashley Hamilton.

Why am I even talking to you about Ashley Hamilton? Actually, you are probably wondering who the hell this person even is. We probably need to get to know him since he's in talks to play one of the villains in IRON MAN 3.

Hamilton is the spawn of uber-tanned George Hamilton and Rod Stewart's ex of six years in the 80s. His career is a mixed bag of tricks including a role in BEETHOVEN'S 2ND, HBO series OZ, DANCING WITH THE STARS, and a correspondent on celeb gossip show, EXTRA. Hamilton was also married to Shannen Doherty and Angie Everhart for a short amount of time. Not at the same time of course. He's also apparently a long time friend of Robert Downey Jr.

Hamilton is in talks for the role of Firepower aka Jack Taggert. The quick character summary goes like this: "The character is the pilot of an experimental armored suit under the secret mission dubbed Project: Firepower. He eventually uses the suit to battle Iron Man." If you need more, head in this direction. They are also pulling a reverse Nick Fury if the casting goes through.

Firepower was not a part of Warren Ellis' Extremis story arc, which the script for the third installment is apparently based on. The part would be small for Hamilton since Mallen in the main baddie in Extermis.

IRON MAN 3 is due for release on May 5, 2013.

Source: VarietyTHR

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4:13AM on 05/28/2012
Are we having Black Widow again? Maybe even throw Hawkeye in there or this time just have Hawkeye.
Are we having Black Widow again? Maybe even throw Hawkeye in there or this time just have Hawkeye.
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2:47PM on 05/26/2012
What if these characters are just villains Iron Man(and I assume War Machine.) beat quickly at the beginning of the film leading him to Mandarin?
What if these characters are just villains Iron Man(and I assume War Machine.) beat quickly at the beginning of the film leading him to Mandarin?
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12:04PM on 05/25/2012
Yeah, it's already been said. Another guy in an armored suit? Wow. I'm wondering if Favreau's Hogan will bring the same awful comic relief he did in Iron Man 2.
Yeah, it's already been said. Another guy in an armored suit? Wow. I'm wondering if Favreau's Hogan will bring the same awful comic relief he did in Iron Man 2.
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11:49AM on 05/25/2012

Technically speaking...

...this would not be a "reverse Nick Fury" because Fury from the movies was based on Ultimate Nick Fury which in turn was directly based off Sam Jackson himself. #goshgetitright
...this would not be a "reverse Nick Fury" because Fury from the movies was based on Ultimate Nick Fury which in turn was directly based off Sam Jackson himself. #goshgetitright
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11:26AM on 05/25/2012
OMG this sounds lame. Warmonger and Whiplash all over again. Iron-Man has so many great villains to choose from, why would they go with generic guy in suit? What about Mandarin, The elementals from the animated movie, Kang, Ultron, Baron Zemo etc etc.
OMG this sounds lame. Warmonger and Whiplash all over again. Iron-Man has so many great villains to choose from, why would they go with generic guy in suit? What about Mandarin, The elementals from the animated movie, Kang, Ultron, Baron Zemo etc etc.
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10:08AM on 05/25/2012
With the vast marvel universe, they're going with yet another iron man ripoff suit as the villain? Come on people ugh
With the vast marvel universe, they're going with yet another iron man ripoff suit as the villain? Come on people ugh
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6:53AM on 05/25/2012

Man in Metal Suit battles Iron Man?

Sorry, isn't that the plot of the last two Iron Man movies?
Sorry, isn't that the plot of the last two Iron Man movies?
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6:14AM on 05/25/2012
This is turning into Armor Wars. Or was that the last movie?
This is turning into Armor Wars. Or was that the last movie?
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2:12AM on 05/25/2012
Is this going to turn out to be Armor Wars? Please mash up Armor Wars and Extremis.
Is this going to turn out to be Armor Wars? Please mash up Armor Wars and Extremis.
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1:52AM on 05/25/2012
I think they made him white because he'd be too similar to War Machine otherwise. At this rate they might as well call the movie "Iron Men". Like Hyperkulturemia, I have no idea how they'll juggle so many characters - not only villains but supporting players like Dr Maya Hansen, Aldrich Killian, whoever Andy Lau is playing, Pepper Potts, War Machine and Happy. But hey, Happy's in this!
I think they made him white because he'd be too similar to War Machine otherwise. At this rate they might as well call the movie "Iron Men". Like Hyperkulturemia, I have no idea how they'll juggle so many characters - not only villains but supporting players like Dr Maya Hansen, Aldrich Killian, whoever Andy Lau is playing, Pepper Potts, War Machine and Happy. But hey, Happy's in this!
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1:26AM on 05/25/2012
Sounds like maybe an opening scene to me, perhaps like Scarecrow in Dark knight. Something to establish a new suit for Tony or weapons or just show his capabilities in the suit to start the film. Downey throwing his buddy a bone with a small but cool part in the film. Just conjecture, but it would make some sense.
Sounds like maybe an opening scene to me, perhaps like Scarecrow in Dark knight. Something to establish a new suit for Tony or weapons or just show his capabilities in the suit to start the film. Downey throwing his buddy a bone with a small but cool part in the film. Just conjecture, but it would make some sense.
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12:59AM on 05/25/2012
Heh....might have to start hitting the tanning bed as hard as his Dad.
Heh....might have to start hitting the tanning bed as hard as his Dad.
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11:26PM on 05/24/2012
Well, I'm glad Favreau is back as Happy. However, I'm not excited about the Villian being someone else in an armored suit for the 3rd time.
Well, I'm glad Favreau is back as Happy. However, I'm not excited about the Villian being someone else in an armored suit for the 3rd time.
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11:10PM on 05/24/2012

Holding out hope

I'm still hoping that they're just writing Mallen out of the story. He'd be the most anti-climatic villain to close off this Iron Man trilogy.

Firepower has some ties with the Mandarin, and some versions have him as a [link] suit that fights Tony as part of Armor Wars. Given the mistrust of SHIELD coming out of Avengers, I'd love to see Armor Wars instead of Extremis, but I think everyone wants to see Mandarin be the big bad of this one...
I'm still hoping that they're just writing Mallen out of the story. He'd be the most anti-climatic villain to close off this Iron Man trilogy.

Firepower has some ties with the Mandarin, and some versions have him as a [link] suit that fights Tony as part of Armor Wars. Given the mistrust of SHIELD coming out of Avengers, I'd love to see Armor Wars instead of Extremis, but I think everyone wants to see Mandarin be the big bad of this one...
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11:09PM on 05/24/2012
LOL @ reverse Nick Fury
LOL @ reverse Nick Fury
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9:39PM on 05/24/2012
Jesus, how many villains are gonna be in this thing? I hope they're not going Spidey 3 on us here.
Jesus, how many villains are gonna be in this thing? I hope they're not going Spidey 3 on us here.
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