UPDATE: Shane Black, Kevin Feige And Rebecca Hall Discuss Maya Hansen's Role In IRON MAN 3

Iron Man 3 director Shane Black and Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige discuss the importance of 'Maya Hansen' in Iron Man 3, while the actress who will bring her to life on the big screen - Rebecca Hall - reveals what drew her to the role.

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By Josh Wilding - 1/28/2013

'Maya Hansen' was created by Warren Ellis and Adi Granov. and she plays a pivotal role in the creation of "Extremis". "I'm now slightly converted," laughed Rebecca Hall in a recent interview with Empire Magazine when asked about her newfound love of comic books. "Some of the artwork is astonishing. I'm kind of into it." The actress is perhaps best known for starring in the likes of The Awakening and The Town, so love of comics notwithstanding, why now make a transition to the movie? "I've never had a huge desire to be a massive Hollywood actor. Yet this is the third instalment of a series I've really enjoyed, I really like Downey as an actor, and it looked like it would be fun. And it was. It was a very smart set, Iron Man. There's a whole game of wits going on all the time between Downey and Shane."

The "Shane" she refers to is of course writer and director Shane Black. This is what he had to say about the role of 'Maya Hansen' in the highly anticipated threequel. "It's one thing we loved about the comic book, which was that it's someone Tony meets in one capacity at one point in his life, and he proves to be touched by that encounter. We needed a snappy and exciting actor to play the part, and not make it this 'female scientist who takes off her glasses and suddenly she's beautiful!' There's a certain element about her being the female Robert Downey Jr in a way." Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige adds, "Maya is a scientist who makes a pretty astounding discovery that leads her to places - and some are healthier than others. It's not dissimilar to what Tony's been through, and it's a great parallel."

UPDATE: Here is a (low-res) image of Rebecca Hall as 'Maya Hansen' from the magazine.









Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?


STARRING:

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin
Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
Don Cheadle as Rhodey/War Machine
Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian
Rebecca Hall as Dr. Maya Hansen
Ashley Hamilton as Jack Taggert
James Badge Dale as Eric Savin
Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan

RELEASE DATE: May 3rd, 2013.


Source: Empire Magazine
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RorMachine - 1/28/2013, 11:00 AM
We needed a snappy and exciting actor to play the part, and not make it this 'female scientist who takes off her glasses and suddenly she's beautiful!'

Nah, she's beautiful with em on anyway
bobevanz - 1/28/2013, 11:01 AM
the harper of the extremis, im ready :)
HAILHYDRA - 1/28/2013, 11:06 AM
For God's sake just tell us who Stephanie Szostak is playing!!!
Minato - 1/28/2013, 11:22 AM
Does anyone remember the Fake Michael Bay script for The Dark Knight?

"The girl has big boob and is insanely hot but she wears glasses cause shes smart"

Explosions, New Batmobile, Batman taking orders from the pentagon. It was a good read.
TheAbomination - 1/28/2013, 11:28 AM
We're six days away from the Super Bowl ad!!
FennecPilot - 1/28/2013, 12:04 PM
We need Cyclops. And Sentinels. and Why is there no Black Panther movies? AHhhhhh AHHHHHHHHHHHH
DrDoom - 1/28/2013, 12:17 PM
@FennecPilot

Are you sure you're commenting on the right article? lol
RexDartEskimoSpy - 1/28/2013, 12:36 PM
I loved Extremis, but if you go back and read it since the Iron Man movies it feels so weird. RDJ has completely changed the character of Tony Stark, but in a good way. He was an insufferable know-it-all up through Civil War, and now he's practically Sterling Archer. Except, y'know, brilliant.
TheFirstAvenger97 - 1/28/2013, 12:51 PM
Cipher you so crazy!
TheSoulEater - 1/28/2013, 1:09 PM
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Durf - 1/28/2013, 2:34 PM
Sweet. Kinda cool if it's true that she's been converted to a comic lover
Minato - 1/28/2013, 3:01 PM
This is an awesome Ninja Cat Thread
DioFoRio - 1/28/2013, 6:01 PM
lol@Ciph and Kamen..keep the Cats rollin!
mgeoff88 - 1/28/2013, 7:12 PM
That's funny. IM3 has converted me into a Rebecca Hall lover.

@KamenRider Lol! It looks the cat is floating forward in that last gif.

I guess the kitty had too much Mike's Hard Lemonade. :P
ahhmynuts - 1/28/2013, 9:45 PM
this movie is gonna be so.f*cking.good
blvdnoise - 1/29/2013, 3:35 AM
I just peed a little.
Hitboyj - 1/29/2013, 5:00 AM
LOL the Cats are the best moment here even thou Rebecca Hall is full blown blazing

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