Ben Kingsley, who starred in last year’s Hugo and who is now filming Ender’s Game, is said to be in final negotiations to play the villain in Shane Black’s Iron Man 3. Variety has the news, saying that Kingsley’s part is that of someone tied to nanobot technology and is specifically not the comic book foe, the Mandarin.
Written by Drew Pearce and Black, Iron Man 3 will again star Robert Downey as Tony Stark and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts. It is slated to begin production shortly in North Carolina with a release date of May 3, 2013.
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