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Matt McGloin

Iron Man 3 (2013): Guy Pearce To Play Aldrich Killian


1530 First we heard that Ben Kingsley was in final talks to play the villain in Iron Man 3.

Now we get word that Guy Pearce will be cast as Aldrich Killian via Variety.

Having Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian confirms what we heard before, that Iron Man 3 will adapt Warren Ellis' "Extremis" storyline from the Iron Man comic books.

Aldrich Killian was the geneticist who co-created the Extremis nano-technology (dubbed a virus) and sold it to terrorists.

A casting call that was recently put out that asked for people of Chinese descent coupled with the news that Iron Man 3 will be co-produced in China has led to speculation that Ben Kingsely will play Iron Man's archnemesis — the Mandarin.

Iron Man 3 blasts off May 3rd, 2013 directed by Shane Black and starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle.

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