Rebecca Hall To Replace Jessica Chastain In IRON MAN 3

Rebecca Hall To Replace Jessica Chastain In IRON MAN 3

According to Variety actress Rebecca Hall from The Town is in negotiations to replace Jessica Chastain as one of the female leads in Shane Black's Iron Man 3.

Variety is reporting that Rebecca Hall, who starred in Ben Affleck's The Town is currently in negotiations to join the cast of Iron Man 3. If she signs on she will be replacing Jessica Chastain, who just yesterday dropped out due to a scheduling conflict. The role is reportedly Maya Hansen, a female scientist and old flame of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).

Thesp would play a scientist who plays a pivotal role in the creation of a nanotechnology, known as Extremis, that winds up being sold to terrorists.

Plot will borrow elements from Warren Ellis' six-issue "Iron Man: Extremis," that also heavily influenced the first "Iron Man" pic, and focuses on the spread of a virus through nanotechnology.

Iron Man 3 will be directed by Shane Black, and is expected to hit theaters May 3, 2013! The film stars: Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark), Gwyneth Paltrow (Virginia Potts), Don Cheadle (Col. James Rhodes), and with Ben Kingsley as the main villain.

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Nick56 - 5/8/2012, 6:10 PM
Hall is a great actress and Iron Man 3 has a fantastic cast. Very excited.
Rhinoman - 5/8/2012, 6:15 PM
Oh sweet, now they only need to cast Mallen (who will be minor at best and just infect Tony for the Mandarin)
WolvieCBM - 5/8/2012, 6:18 PM
Good, good. She was great in THE TOWN.
Christuffer - 5/8/2012, 6:50 PM
Not impressed yet, but this is still good news.

Let's go Marvel, let's go! Woot Woot
TheGambitFreak - 5/8/2012, 6:56 PM
That's cool and all, but if she too, backs out, GET MICHELLE MONAGHAN!!! She was amazing in MI:III,and Ghost Protocol, Source Code, Due Date, and of course, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang! If she could get the opportunity to play Tony's old flame, God that would be perfect!

Michelle Monaghan Pictures, Images and Photos
TheREALHumanTorch - 5/8/2012, 6:56 PM
It would be nice if they filmed it here in Texas as the comic took place here. I'm sure all my fellow art institute classmates would do anything and everything to get into this movie.
Gerrit - 5/8/2012, 6:57 PM
Well, not an obvious choice. That's why I like it.
TheTaskmaster - 5/8/2012, 6:57 PM
My God...she is gorgeous.
GraGar - 5/8/2012, 6:58 PM
Shaping to be pretty awesome!
Still more excited for Man of Steel though
LAXtremest - 5/8/2012, 6:59 PM
I think she fits the role better than that other chick.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 5/8/2012, 7:00 PM
You what would be great, and has nothing to do with this article.

A Ben Affleck directed Daredevil movie. How would that be for irony?
TheMarmoset - 5/8/2012, 7:08 PM
Perfect. She is really hot and a good actress.
Spidey91 - 5/8/2012, 7:08 PM
wait,the Extremis thing was confirmed already or is this new?
TheJokerMask - 5/8/2012, 7:16 PM
Yeah, she is good
SugarYumYum - 5/8/2012, 7:21 PM
Looks like an upgrade to me.

Just like going from Howard to Cheadle. She's way hotter than the Chastain chick. And Extremis storyline? Hell yeah. I say: BRING IT. :)
95 - 5/8/2012, 7:37 PM
Unexpected but well accepted.

I wonder how Pepper will feel about this.
Coloso - 5/8/2012, 7:43 PM
Great news and totally out of left field!

I was bummed about Jessica Chastain not landing the role but this is great casting and in no way a let down. Pleasantly surprised :D
aurorsand147 - 5/8/2012, 7:53 PM
lose one great actress, gain another great actress
bobevanz - 5/8/2012, 8:14 PM
Bring on extremis!
TonyChu - 5/8/2012, 9:36 PM
The Extremis armor is cool at first but if I am not mistaken it also harms Stark mind to the point where he cant remember certain things.
TonyChu - 5/8/2012, 9:38 PM
I highly doubt we will get the Bleeding Edge armor but if we do that would be a nice treat.
TonyChu - 5/8/2012, 9:42 PM
@Intruder lol thats cool! But the thing about Bleeding Edge is that it is organic based if I am not mistaken and they are going extremis route which is all based on nano bites.
bhorwith22 - 5/8/2012, 10:09 PM
@SugarYumYum I don't know what you are smoking. Howard was infinitely better than Cheadle in every possible way.
JohnTom88 - 5/8/2012, 10:32 PM
This chick is tall (5'9"), they want to pair her with shortie RDJ?
lntrn8 - 5/8/2012, 10:36 PM
@JohnTom88 .... Shorties like RDJ are laughing all the way to the bank my friend.
mgeoff88 - 5/8/2012, 11:18 PM
This a casting choice out of left field.

I figured they would have gone with the next actress on the short list of actresses in contention.

Well, I think she is a great choice. She even looks a bit like Maya from the actual comic.
incrediblesuperbatspider - 5/9/2012, 12:21 AM
Loved her in vicky Christina Barcelona, which also stars scarlet johannmsen funny enough....guess they would be reunited here if black widow returns
gillri - 5/9/2012, 12:21 AM
She was great in The Prestige also, but she is tall, RDJ is 5'8 so I wouldn't call him short, any less then yes
JillValenfield - 5/9/2012, 1:30 AM
I like her! She was good in the Town :)
BobHasMyPants - 5/9/2012, 3:40 AM
yup yup, I digg!
peppy - 5/9/2012, 6:13 AM
Awwww nice
HelaGood - 5/9/2012, 8:04 AM
MUCH better choice
marvel72 - 5/9/2012, 8:12 AM
good actress & hot as hell in that above photo.
GUNSMITH - 5/9/2012, 9:16 AM

BmanHall - 5/9/2012, 10:15 AM
First was good. Second was good. Bring on the third.
sexfoodcomics - 5/9/2012, 10:22 AM
I still wish they would do the extremis mandarin storyline instead of the warren Ellis one.
EarOne - 5/10/2012, 4:48 AM
in the article's pic, she looks PERFECT HOT, but, i think, i'd too prefer Kiss Kiss Bang Bang's Michelle Monaghan to be cast for this role, if height's not an issue. (of course not, they already cast Gwyneth as Tony's current main squeeze).
KungFuKoala - 5/10/2012, 7:55 AM
The Brit invasion continues.

Garfield, Bale, Hardy, Oldman, Hopkins, Hiddlestone, Kingsley, Hall ...

Thesp it up biatches!

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