Guy Pearce Up For 'Iron Man 3' Role
Guy Pearce, who starred in the recently released sci-fi action thriller, Lockout, stars in the upcoming film Prometheus, and had a small but memorable role in The Hurt Locker, is up for a role in Shane Black's Iron Man 3.
Pearce would play Dr. Aldrich Killian in Iron Man 3. In the comics, Killian is a genetic scientist who was a key player in Warren Ellis' 2005 comic book storyline Extremis, which is rumored to be a focus of Iron Man 3's plot. The Ellis tale involves the creation of a nanotech virus.
If he does, in fact, star in the film, he will join returning stars, Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow and newcomer Ben Kingsley. The film is produced by Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures and also being co-produced by China.