Stephanie Szostak On Her IRON MAN 3 Character "Brandt"

French-American actress Stephanie Szostak on her initial reaction to the script for Iron Man 3, the physicality of her role and Robert Downey Jr. Mild Spoiler within. Be sure to visit our Iron Man section for more Iron Man 3 news.

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By Mark Julian - 4/19/2013





"I think for [my character], Spoiler: [Extremis] was a second chance at life. We talked about what you feel like and I think it almost makes you a fuller version of who you are, all your weakness and your qualities - just everything gets enhanced. I saw it as very freeing, almost you become your true-self and your fantasy-self all at once."

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Based on Warren Ellis' Extremis storyline and following the box-office shattering events of Marvel's The Avengers, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has become the target of global terrorist The Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley) who has secretly been the mastermind behind most of the tragedies in Tony's life. Isolated from his fellow Avengers, Tony will have to devise his most advanced armor yet if he hopes to save the woman he loves, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Standing beside Tony as he takes on Mandarin's villainous allies and Ten Rings subordinates will be War Machine James Rhodey (Don Cheadle) who was conspicuously absent during the Chituari invasion in New York. Based on a screenplay by Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and Drew Pearce (Godzilla, Sherlock Holmes 3).


Running Time: 2 hr 10 min (confirmed)
Release Date: May 3, 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (confirmed)
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Ben Kingsley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebecca Hall, Don Cheadle, William Sadler, James Badge Dale, Yvonne Zima, Stephanie Szostak
Directed by: Shane Black
Written by: Shane Black (screenplay) Drew Pearce (screenplay) Stan Lee (comic book) Jack Kirby (comic book) Don Heck (comic book) Larry Lieber(comic book)

Source: Walt Disney Pictures
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Reasonnnn - 4/19/2013, 1:44 PM
She is gorgeous.
Reasonnnn - 4/19/2013, 1:44 PM
And she can push me against a wall anytime.
Tony93 - 4/19/2013, 1:53 PM
dat accent!!
Tony93 - 4/19/2013, 1:53 PM
I still say shes wasp
DioFoRio - 4/19/2013, 1:54 PM
she had the perfect Wasp look. all pixie like and shit ..
RexDartEskimoSpy - 4/19/2013, 2:01 PM
it almost makes you a fuller version of who you are, all your weakness and your qualities - just everything gets enhanced.



Sounds like they were trying to recrete the Super Soldier Serum. That's one of the things I liked most about the Ultimate Universe (pre-Loeb) - almost every superhuman spun of the desire to recreate Cap. (Including mutants, which took the idea a little too far, but points for trying to tie them in, too.)
rorywilliams - 4/19/2013, 2:05 PM
But she's got short hair she must totally be playing the Wasp! [/sarcasm]
Tony93 - 4/19/2013, 2:09 PM
something goes wrong and she know turns small with wings
DrDoom - 4/19/2013, 2:10 PM
What a cutie.

Something is still telling me there is more to her role than is being given out, but now I'm running away because of potential spoilers.
MarvelSquadie - 4/19/2013, 2:18 PM
By the end of the film, she says that she was brainwashed into taking on this identity. She then reveals her real name, "my names Janet.... Janet Jackson... LOL! Janet J. Van Dyne? wahaha
TheManFromMars - 4/19/2013, 2:23 PM
It's obvious that she's actually Squirrel Girl
Screwger - 4/19/2013, 2:39 PM
I knew that she was playing Hank Pym!!
BANE5000 - 4/19/2013, 3:12 PM
Im hoping atleast a Man-Thing reference with Brandt, she was his wife in comics, worked for A.I.M and got scarred ...Two out of three so far :]
IIIAdamantiumIII - 4/19/2013, 3:23 PM
hurt me!
Ocelot - 4/19/2013, 3:32 PM
she looks absolutely delicious like her evil bad girl look and hair
RobinNumbah6 - 4/19/2013, 4:12 PM
My theory is, in the MCU, extremis will be the first stage of pym particles. Just my opinion.
dannybosa - 4/19/2013, 5:41 PM
Look at that scar
sameoldthing - 4/19/2013, 6:07 PM
Both Iron Man & Man Of Steel have sexy chicks that are fighting the heroes.
Sweet!
BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 4/19/2013, 6:31 PM
How come she couldn't be Wasp?!!!?!? WHY????

marvel54 - 4/19/2013, 10:37 PM
100% she is wasp
EarOne - 4/19/2013, 10:42 PM
i just read Extremis the trade paperback, last night..and [SPOILER!!!] I was 'extreme'-ly surprised at how TINY the role of Killian (played by Guy Pearce in the movie) in the story is. sure his impact is big, but it's more of a story between tony and maya with killian in the background..way back.

and now learning that POSSIBLY this szostak girl will be taking on the role as the living extremis, instead of a terrorist dude, it should be interesting how they're gonna have iron man beating up a girl (even one with super powers) and NOT making him look bad.
Seejay - 4/20/2013, 10:28 AM

She would be a perfect Wasp.
grifdeadpoolteabag - 4/20/2013, 4:03 PM
It's "Franco-American" not "French-American."
druzod2501 - 4/20/2013, 10:45 PM
Drew Pierce is credited with "Sherlock Holmes 3"?? WTF? when is/was that?
13echo - 4/21/2013, 7:56 AM
Man-Thing burned her face.

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