UPDATE: Jessica Chastain Passes On IRON MAN 3
Citing scheduling conflicts, the actress has dropped out of the competition to play [reportedly] Maya Hansen, an old Tony Stark flame. "Hopefully there’ll be another Marvel film in my future", says Chastain. *Sir Ben Kingsley speaks.
Taking to her facebook page Jessica Chastain has stated that she will not be appearing in Iron Man 3, stating scheduling conflicts as the culprit behind her inability to commit to the role. Reportedly, Diane Kruger, Gemma Arterton and Isla Fisher were/are also in the running.
“Sorry to say that Iron Man 3 isn’t going to work out. 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”
Iron Man 3 is expected to begin shooting in the coming weeks, actor Robert Downey Jr. (RDJ) has already been spotted in North Carolina. He can currently be seen in The Avengers, which opened May 4th in the United States and broke the box office.
[via WeGotThis Covered]
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