A little bit more casting news today for Iron Man 3. The latest update has Jessica Chastain being added to the cast.
According to Deadline, Chastain will have a starring role in the third entry to the franchise. She will be playing a scientist responsible for creating the Extremis nanotechnology that is stolen and sold to terrorists. Her character can rival Tony Stark in wits and charm, most likely she will play Dr. Maya Hansen. She joins the also recently cast Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley.
Chastain’s most recent roles have seen her in films like The Tree of Life, The Help, Take Shelter, and The Dept. She has had a few scheduling conflicts in the past with this part. When she was first given the role it looked like it would conflict with her part in Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty but the film recently wrapped after being pushed forward.