Two weeks ago, almost to the day, we here at Nerd Bastards reported the hiring of actress Jessica Chastain to Iron Man 3.  Jessica was said to be up for the role of a scientist that is the intellectual equal of Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark.

Keyword here being “was”.

Jessica confirmed, via her Facebook page, that she will not be involved in the film. She said the following:

“Sorry to say that ‘Iron Man’ 3 isn’t going to work out,… My schedule is jammed packed and I can’t fit anything else in. The press announced my possible attachment far too soon. I know many of you wanted me to be involved, and I’m so sorry to disappoint you. Hopefully there’ll be another Marvel film in my future. Shane Black and everyone on the IM3 team are really wonderful. I’m very excited to see the film when it comes out. xx”

I don’t even know who Jessica Chastain is, so I can’t say if this sucks or not, but Jesus… what a hotty. Guess this means the role is still open. Any suggestions on who should take over?

Written and directed by Shane Black (and co-written by Drew Pearce), Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce and is set for release on May 3, 2013.

Source: Coming Soon

Category: Comics, Film

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