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.

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By Mark Julian - 5/7/2012
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.

Chastain wrote:

“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.








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WolvieCBM - 5/7/2012, 10:46 AM
Too bad. Great actress. Though she is indeed crazy busy. Haha. She appeared in 7 films last year.
superotherside - 5/7/2012, 10:58 AM
Oh well. I wonder who they'll get now. :D
jazzman - 5/7/2012, 11:01 AM
hold on this is the same thing happen with Emily Blunt for Iron Man 2 scheduling conflicts
jazzman - 5/7/2012, 11:06 AM
i wouldnt mind Diane Kruger or Isla Fisher. i hope Gemma Arterton dont get casted sorry to say that but she has been casted in alot of big budget movies. lets see someone different for the role.
StrangerX - 5/7/2012, 11:11 AM
I never heard of her. I would have if she was in Iron Man tho..oh well!!
Greengo - 5/7/2012, 11:12 AM
Jessica who?
GingerBird - 5/7/2012, 11:13 AM
Smart move for a real actress.
SmellofDuty - 5/7/2012, 11:14 AM
That's a shame because this cast is hardcore.
SpiderFan35 - 5/7/2012, 11:16 AM
Worst career move ever. Stark likes his redheads!

@Gusto: Now there is a fine actress lmao.
GUNSMITH - 5/7/2012, 11:18 AM
IM SURE THEYRE GONNA GET SOMEONE HOT.
Ha1frican - 5/7/2012, 11:18 AM
I would have dropped anything else first
HelaGood - 5/7/2012, 11:19 AM
how can you say no??? especially after avengers made $200+ million in its opening weekend?!?!?! she is so dumb! she should pass on a salary and agree to be in the movie for a percentage of gross.

stupid girl.
Greengo - 5/7/2012, 11:21 AM
The only Jessica I care about



also:

THE ARGO SUX AZZ!!!!
PeterDarker121 - 5/7/2012, 11:23 AM
Hmmm. "Alex, I'll take 'Bad Career Moves' for a thousand dollars, please?"
kurekurcubic - 5/7/2012, 11:26 AM
what is wrong with this chick.
first she pass on oblivion which is going to be one of the best sf movies,very possible groundbreaking movie next year for that bin laden movie...
now she is passing iron man 3 probably for another role in some low budget,small movie that nobody will see.
she is a great actress,and a gret girl but she really needs to get her mind right...
avengingson - 5/7/2012, 11:28 AM
Gemma Arterton please... Or failing that, Diane Kruger. But I do love me some Gemma.
Amazo - 5/7/2012, 11:28 AM
@Hela
Contracts.Not so easy to change your mind once you've signed up for other things.
OptimusPrime114 - 5/7/2012, 11:29 AM
Jean Grey, please!
Bartman87 - 5/7/2012, 11:30 AM
Yeah because CBM's are the only movies that count she is actually a good actress too bad she wasn't available maybe for the next Marvel movie.
PaulRom - 5/7/2012, 11:32 AM
I hope Arterton or Kruger gets it.

BTW, Intruder...I recently remembered a comment you made several months back saying that The Avengers would outgross Avatar at the box office. Initially, I thought you were crazy. Now, with the opening weekend numbers, I think its reaching $2B is fully possible. Guess an "I Told You So" moment may be coming if this success keeps up.
GiantNerd - 5/7/2012, 11:33 AM
Jessica Rabbit gives me feelings. :)
SHHH - 5/7/2012, 11:37 AM
Who Cares....
HelaGood - 5/7/2012, 11:38 AM
@Amazo easy enough to buy yourself out of one...
Amazo - 5/7/2012, 11:41 AM
@Hela
Possibly.But they could always refuse.Turning your back on a contract can lead to bad blood between artists and studios too.Especially for non established,lower rung talent.
I do agree that it seems like shooting herself in the foot mind you.But maybe she isn't holding the gun you know? :)
GingerBird - 5/7/2012, 11:44 AM
The dorks in this website are so funny. Just remember, not every actor picks their films based on how popular/$$$ it will be. Some of them like to actually act in films with something more than explosions.

Alright, put down your bowl of Trix and let me have it...
LAXtremest - 5/7/2012, 11:44 AM
I have to Intruder mad credit. He called this movie being this gigantic. I knew it would be big, but not this big. I knew I'd like, but it ended up loving it and it became my new favorite film. Good call buddy.
Tymminator - 5/7/2012, 11:52 AM
Who knows. SJH passed on being Pepper Potts. Later she was offered the spot for Black Widow. It can still work out for her.
l0rdleg0las - 5/7/2012, 11:52 AM
come on Gemma!
AlexDeLarge87 - 5/7/2012, 12:07 PM
Chastain is good actress. Too bad she is busy.

Ouh well!... Go Diane Kruger!
SpiderFan35 - 5/7/2012, 12:08 PM
CondescendingWonka:


:P

@Lax: Avengers? To be fair, I don't think it took other-worldly powers of foresight to predict that, just sayin'.
LtAnarchy - 5/7/2012, 12:12 PM
IS SHE STUPID??? You'd be crazy to turn down anything marvel is putting out now after The Avengers your gonna be an instant star if your in one of those movies..
Fogs - 5/7/2012, 12:16 PM
@Intruder - ooooh man, you posted the mario girl... I was missing that GIF!

@CondescendingWonka - get a life, buddy.
genesis609 - 5/7/2012, 12:18 PM
gemma should be saved for madam hydra or elektra
Morbius - 5/7/2012, 12:23 PM
Cool dodged a bullet there.
MovieMann - 5/7/2012, 12:28 PM
I hope they dont go with Isla Fischer,that wpuld be a downgrade.
She is attractive, but she has nothing on Jessica Chastain in terms of acting ability.
MovieMann - 5/7/2012, 12:29 PM
Sad, because Chastain was the most versatile actress out of all the ones in the shortlist.
95 - 5/7/2012, 12:30 PM
Diane Kruger would do.
gambgel - 5/7/2012, 12:54 PM
feel sorry for Ironman 3...

but I think she has the look to play a major role in a future Marvel movie.

So Id say, good move.
marvel72 - 5/7/2012, 1:02 PM
shame she's a good actress.
SpiderFan35 - 5/7/2012, 1:13 PM
@Gusto: I bet it's hard wood floors! (I don't know what that means :D)
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