With THE AVENGERS coming on fast, the cast for Marvel’s next feature, IRON MAN 3, is slowly but surely coming together. If this bit of news is any inclination, we are in for something really special.
Coming out of the blue, Deadline reports that actress Jessica Chastain is in talks to join the upcoming film, which is set to be helmed by Shane Black. Both Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce have already joined the cast, and even NeonPunch is reporting (hat tip to Twitch) that INFERNAL AFFAIRS star Andy Lau is also set to take a role in the film. Talk about a killer cast.
Personally, I find it hard not to find this news amazing. Lau is a fantastic actor, and while he’ll play a smaller role of a scientist buddy to Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark, it’s great to see him get a huge role like this. Toss in a proven actress like Chastain, and you have a film that is shaping up to be quite a follow-up to Marvel’s big team up spectacle.