Wednesday, May 9, 2012

IRON MAN 3 (Loses Jessica Chastain)


Jessica Chastain (The Tree of Life, The Help, The Debt) will not be appearing in Iron Man 3 (Noooooo!!!), the actress herself revealed via her Facebook page.

Jessica Chastain not in Iron Man 3 :-(
"Sorry to say that 'Iron Man' 3 isn't going to work out," she writes. "My schedule is jammed packed and I can't fit anything else in. The press announced my possible attachment far too soon. I know many of you wanted me to be involved, and I'm so sorry to disappoint you. Hopefully there'll be another Marvel film in my future. Shane Black and everyone on the IM3 team are really wonderful. I'm very excited to see the film when it comes out. xx"

Chastain was said to be up for the role of a scientist that is the intellectual equal of Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark. Although it's not confirmed, it's possible that the role is that of Dr. Maya Hansen, a character responsible for the "Extremis" nanotechnology that is said to be a key part of the sequel's focus.

Chastain is currently filming Kathryn Bigelow’s drama about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, Zero Dark Thirty and she’s poised to star in the drama The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her.

She already signed on to all these projects, with Iron Man going into Production in the next couple of weeks, its quite clear that she wont be able to find the time to fit a meeting in with Tony Stark. We are quite sad that Iron Man 3 has lost such a remarkable actress, but we still excited to see her in future films as well as, this tantalizing new Iron Man film, which has Robert Downey Jr. and Marvel President Kevin Fiege so excited for.

Written and directed by Shane Black (and co-written by Drew Pearce), Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce and is set for release on May 3, 2013.

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