Iron Man 3 Sees Returning Cast, Lacks Gay Perry

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According to the casting sheet for Iron Man 3, the first post Avengers film from Marvel, shooting will take place in North Carolina between May and September of this year, presumably to be ready for a May or June release next year. It also specifies which characters will be returning to the franchise.

Two-time Academy Award nominated Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his roles as as Tony Stark, an industrialist and master engineer who builds a powered exoskeleton and becomes the technologically advanced superhero, Iron Man. Scarlett Johansson will return from “Iron Man 2" playing Natasha Romanoff aka “The Black Widow”, and Gwyneth Paltrow plays Stark’s closest friend, love interest, and business partner Pepper Potts. Don Cheadle, who replaced Terrence Howard after the first “Iron Man”, returns as Lt. Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes – Stark’s personal pilot, chief aviation engineer for Stark International, and one of Stark’s closest friends.
The sequel is being written and directed by Shane Black who wrote the original Lethal Weapon, and directed Robert Downey Jr. in the film Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang, a movie I highly recommend to anyone who hasn't seen it, especially if they didn't see it with a date whom they quite liked at the time, but later turned out to be a real bicycle, and every time you watch it, somewhere in the back of your head, without any warning, though usually around the time the dog eats the finger, a memory will flare up and you can sit through the rest of it without remembering the smell of stale bong water and sadness.

Ah... Black may have suggested that Iron Man 3, which will be more Tom Clancy than Transformers, might have a connection to nanobots. This is nothing new in the Iron Man comics. Hell, Pepper had an nano controlled Iron costume for a while there. Can you imagine Paltrow in the suit?

Myself, I would have liked something more along the lines of the Armor Wars storyline, or at least using a character like Ghost as a villain, but Black wants to avoid what he feels was the major weakness of the second film, guys in suits punching one another. Trust me, that was not the weakness of Iron Man 2. It was one of the saving graces of Iron Man 2.

Black Widow's presence probably backs up the spy aspect of the new film, and possibly, if they decide to stray into Ultimates territory, a love triangle between her, Tony, and Potts. For anyone who read Ultimates 2, possibly even a villainous turn in the second Avengers. They've already got the Abomination in a cooler somewhere, I'd see a movie where an evil Avengers took over America. I'd watch the hell out of that.

Via /Film and Complex.
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