UPDATE: William Sadler's IRON MAN 3 Role And Possible New Details Revealed?

Taken skeptically, it seems yet-to-be-confirmed actor William Sadler's secret role in Marvel and Shane Black's Iron Man 3 may be originated from the comics. Check out who after the jump!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 6/26/2012


Around the time Iron Man 3 began filming, The Shawshank Redemption actor William Sadler was reportedly spotted on the Wilmington, NC set for a costume fitting. And while we've yet to receive confirmation of that, the questionable, yet occasional reliable, Internet Movie Database may have disclosed his role.

According to IMDB, William Sadler will be portraying Dr. Sal Kennedy in the highly-anticipated Shane Black-directed Iron Man installment. First appearing in The Invincible Iron Man #2, via Marvel Comics Database, Sal Kennedy was a longtime friend of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall).

The trio met at an emergent technolgy conference when Tony was in his early twenties. Sal Kennedy is often sought out by Tony aka Ironman for advice and guidance, aiding him through several crises. The attacked that killed Sall was later revealed to have been arranged by the Mandarin.

Sal Kennedy also appeared in Warren Ellis' Extremis story arc, in which Iron Man 3 is said to be "loosely" based on. However, it's still possible William Sadler won't be portraying Kennedy at all. What do you think?

UPDATE: According to The Playlist' recent Podcast, Sadler will actually play a General in the film, who interacts with Don Cheadle's Col. James Rhodes. The podcast also touches on the potential post-credits scene, among other things. With a possible spoiler warning, read a transcription below with a load of salt!

S.H.I.E.L.D. still has a presence in the film, despite producers saying the story is completely standalone. In regards to how much of a presence they'll have, Marvel is apparently aiming for a similar relationship Agent Phil Coulson had with Iron Man in the first film. Maria Hill will be the connective tissue this time around.

Chinese actor Andy Lau's (who recently dropped out) role is apparently a "very different version of Radioactive Man in the comics." And while he's expected to pop up in future MCU films, he may appear in the post-credits scene. And that will involve him coming face-to-face with a version of Ant-Man.

Edgar Wright will possibly be shooting Iron Man 3's post-credits scene essentially introducing Ant-Man. This may back of Wright stating he was hoping to shoot some of the movie this year.




Anyhow, filming for Iron Man 3 is still well underway in Wilmington, NC. And the crew was apparently spotted earlier today. In addition to Malibu, Miami and China, will Boston, MA also be a setting in the film?


Photos courtesy of rachel_ann_26 and beccaday14



Described as a “technological crisis thriller,” set in the world of international war, arms & terror, Marvel Studios' “Iron Man 3” stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Andy Lau, Ashley Hamilton, James Badge Dale, with Sir Ben Kingsley and Jon Favreau. Shane Black (“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”) takes over directorial duties from Jon Favreau, who helmed the first two “Iron Man” films. Principal photography will occur primarily in North Carolina and China. And “Iron Man 3” is set for release in May 3, 2013.


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dbapz - 6/26/2012, 9:55 PM
Hmmmmmm
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 6/26/2012, 9:56 PM
So, I read this really fast, mind you I'm a little drunk, and I thought it said William Shatner. I was about to be totally stoked about this movie.
ScabbyJ - 6/26/2012, 9:56 PM
Sweet so he's going to die.
Tainted87 - 6/26/2012, 9:59 PM
After the Mist, I really can't picture him playing a nice guy.
Tainted87 - 6/26/2012, 10:01 PM
At first I thought it was William Sanderson from Blade Runner fame, so there.
Haduken - 6/26/2012, 10:07 PM
sorry to go off topic. IGN just gave spiderman 6 out of 10
santoanderson - 6/26/2012, 10:11 PM
Whew! For a second I thought we were getting yet another actor playing Howard Stark.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 6/26/2012, 10:12 PM
@Haduken

I just read that too. I still think it will hover around 85% though. It is weird, because normally IGN are the most lenient when it comes to comic book movies.

RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 6/26/2012, 10:14 PM
So I guess I should post about Iron Man 3 so people don't get pissed. Ummm, I normally don't post on these threads because I couldn't give two shits about Iron Man 3. The only Marvel movies I am looking forward to are Black Panther and Avengers 2. The rest I will catch on Blu Ray. I hope it is good for all you fans though.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 6/26/2012, 10:17 PM
@NinjaJesus

That is what I am talking about. Normally they are quite lenient when it comes to comic book movies. It's very weird they scored The Amazing Spider-man so low. Oh well, I get to check it out on Friday so I will post my thoughts on it then.
UrbanKnight - 6/26/2012, 10:17 PM
good character actor, liked him in shawshank redemption.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 6/26/2012, 10:18 PM
As for this movie, ummm, I'm going to start a petition to get William Shatner a role in it now.
thewolfx - 6/26/2012, 10:18 PM
@ninjajesus

the [frick] are you talking about son

ofcourse ud give it 5576685 out of 10 cus you're deranged fanboy


also the person who reviewed it was greg miller one of igns most known reviewers and comic fanboy

and yes hes a flip floppy spaz but dont try to lie
TheSoulEater - 6/26/2012, 10:27 PM
works
UncleJimmy - 6/26/2012, 10:33 PM
he was the [frick]ing Demon knight.
UncleJimmy - 6/26/2012, 10:34 PM
William Shatner is the second biggest overactor/worst actor ever, right behind Nick cage.
OverlyManlyMan - 6/26/2012, 10:40 PM
I'm HYPED as SHIT for this film!!!!
113 - 6/26/2012, 10:41 PM
WAR MACHINE.

WE NEED MORE WAR MACHINE.
Madmex93 - 6/26/2012, 10:41 PM
@Chap he came to Ottawa Comic con and it was the worst.
ThanagarianSnareBeast - 6/26/2012, 10:43 PM
So, how many villains does this movie have already?
AstroZombie - 6/26/2012, 10:44 PM
It's almost to bad the already cast Jeff Bridges in the first movie, because Sal is pretty much "The Dude."
HeadPool420 - 6/26/2012, 10:44 PM
I wonder if they will kill him in this movie or save for a later movie?
TonyChu - 6/26/2012, 10:47 PM
IGN cant review a movie to save their life.
DraculaX - 6/26/2012, 10:47 PM
LOl William Shatner. We need a Hulk cameo damn it!
TonyChu - 6/26/2012, 10:48 PM
A friend of mine saw it and say it is a definete 8/10. Garfield gives a perfect performance and the ending sets up the sequel to be even better.
DraculaX - 6/26/2012, 10:49 PM
@NinjaJesus If they were giving reviews in 97, they would have have Batman & Robin a 4 out 0f 5
TonyChu - 6/26/2012, 10:50 PM
The post credit scene sounds too good to be true.
DraculaX - 6/26/2012, 10:52 PM
@Tony TASM? I know what scene your talking about.
thewonderer - 6/26/2012, 10:55 PM
@preacher

The studio interfered with Raimi in SPM3.

Nolan has had full freedom with TDKR

Now, I am not stupidly convinced already as I too was sad when SPM3 sucked, but all the chess pieces seem in place
Durf - 6/26/2012, 11:05 PM
That post credit scene sounds awesome, but I will believe it when I see it! However, I do have a good feeling about this movie. Hopefully, I am right...
95 - 6/26/2012, 11:06 PM
This will top The Avengers. Always said it. Shane Black knows what "badass" is.
WesleyGibson - 6/26/2012, 11:10 PM
Sounds good.
TheTaskmaster - 6/26/2012, 11:18 PM
Hmmm idk if I like them drastically changing yet another character. The whole whiplash/crimson dynamo/whatever was totally unnecessary. Why use Radioactive Man if you're going to change him so much that its not even the same character?

Make up a new character to fill the role and then introduce a character in its proper form.
95 - 6/26/2012, 11:22 PM
The Mandarin is going to be the Ernest Blofeld of Iron Man. This is a serious move to make this franchise sustainable for decades to come. And.... 3 does not have "too many" villains! We'll probably only see all these villains standing suited up next to The Mandarin in his imperial palace. Tony Stark approaches (think Kill Bill)– then Aldrich Killian rises from the bunch. "He's here for me fellas, calm down. Show him some Chinese hospitality". Smirks. Extremis technology consumes him— Tony knows he's in for a beating when— boom! James [frick]ing Rhodes arrives. This is going to be (for lack of a better word) badass!
miniHULK - 6/26/2012, 11:24 PM
does anyone else care that they are gonna introduce ant-man like at all cause little girl on Christmas
California - 6/26/2012, 11:26 PM
I'm glad this film is "loosely" based on Extremis. I don't want Tony's armor to come out of his bone marrow and for his brain to be wired to the internet. Iron Man is more grounded in reality than other CBM's and introducing more fantastical elements would be a mistake.
TayDee - 6/26/2012, 11:29 PM
If this is true, then this means some sort of casting info should be going on for the ant man movie soon
Durf - 6/26/2012, 11:32 PM
@Preacher: I feel ya. All we can do is be optimistic and hope it doesn't suck!
blkyank - 6/27/2012, 12:15 AM
This could be some of the info Marvel is trying to sit on for another 2 weeks until Comic-Con.

If its true about a post credits Antman scene,then its a safe bet that will be the May 2014 film.Guardians of the Galaxy seems a better fit for the Holidays anyway.

I could see Marvel bringing out Black Panther in the spring of 2015 as a direct lead in to Avengers 2.
Himura - 6/27/2012, 12:18 AM
McBain is definitely hands down the best Radioactive Man
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