When Jon Favreau announced he wouldn’t be directing Iron Man 3, it appeared he’d had a bit of a falling out with Marvel. However any problems can’t be too bad, as Favreau has confirmed via Twitter he’s coming back for Iron Man 3, but only to reprise his role as Tony Stark’s bodyguard, Happy Hogan, uploading a image of his seat on the film’s set.
He’s not the only one up for the film, as Variety reports that actor Ashley Hamilton is now in talks to play the villain known as Firepower in Iron Man 3. The character in the comics is a corporate rival of Tony Stark’s who builds an armored suit for the government and then uses it to battle the titular hero. Quite frankly I don’t think Iron Man 3 really needs more metal-suited man vs. metal-suited man, but perhaps they can do something interesting with it.
Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Paul Bettany all return for the film, which is said to be based on the Extremis comic book arc where the hero must battle the spread of a stolen nanovirus. Shane Black is directing the film and co-wrote the script with Drew Pearce.
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