Variety reports that the Memento star, who will next be seen in Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus on June 8th, is in final talks to join the cast of Iron Man 3. Reports indicate he’s in line to play geneticist Aldrich Killian. It has long been reported that the third installment will be based on Warren Ellis‘ six issue Extremis storyline. The storyline invloves the use of nanotechnology which dramatically changed the strength and capabilities of both Iron Man and Tony Stark. Killian, along with Maya Hansen, hand over this technology to terorists which will require Iron Man to intervene.
Earlier reports indicated that Ben Kinglsey is in final talks to play an as yet undisclosed villain in Iron Man 3. All previous cast members have signed on to return and filming will begin next month in North Carolina and move to China later this summer. It’s slated for release on May 3rd 2013. Shane Black will replace Jon Favreau as director.
Read Robert Downey Jr.’s interview with the LA Times about Iron Man 3, Shane Black and Jon Favreau here.
Meanwhile, as fans gear up for The Avengers next month it seems Marvel may already be planning the third installment in the franchise. Comic Book Movie reports that the Civil War storyline which spanned every Marvel title and saw heroes pick sides against each other on the issue of the Superhuman Registration Act will possibly emerge as the plot of The Avengers 3. The head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, has reported to have said, according to an Assemble Live twitter feed, ‘Avengers 3 might be a good movie for the Civil War story line’.
The Avengers hit theaters May 4th.
If you’re desperate to see more of Men in Black 3 then you’re in luck. It seems more footage of the movie can be found in Pitbull‘s music video for the movie, ‘Back in time’. The full movie, though, hits theaters May 25th.[youtube:http://youtu.be/HRvSsBzUqpg%5D