Ashley Hamilton

Now that filming is underway for the third Iron Man movie (in Wilmington, North Carolina, if you are currently stalking Robert Downey Jr.) details about the production are trickling out. Latino-Review is reporting that William Sadler (Die Hard 2, Bill and Teds Bogus Journey) has been spotted being fit for a costume on the set.

LR wasn’t able to say what costume he was being fit for, but it was at the same time as Guy Pearce, who is playing geneticist/villain Aldrich Killian. Is Sadler also playing a villain? If so, then Tony Stark has a few foes to deal with in the threquel since we also now know that Ashley Hamilton has signed on to play the villainous (and kinda silly 80’s creation) Firepower and Ben Kingsley is in as the Mandarin. Are they just going to pack every remaining Iron Man baddie into the last movie? Any Marvel zombies out there want to speculate on who Sadler could be playing?

We also have word that Jon Favreau is back as Stark’s man friend/chauffeur, just this time he’ll only be in front of the camera. The Hollywood Reporter says that the Favreau will return in the roll of Happy Hogan in Iron Man 3.

As the cast (and the budget) grows, we are still in the dark about what the plot will be, but it starting to look like it’ll be big.

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This has yet to be confirmed, but word on the street is that Ashley Hamilton has been in talks with Marvel Studios about taking the role of the Big Bad in Iron Man 3, which is being directed by Shane Black.

Time to put on my Troy McClure voice!  You may know Hamilton from such shows as Dancing With The Stars and… who knows what else.

If they sign him on, Hamilton would be playing the other machine man.  In the comics, Jack Taggert creates an armored suit (which he calls Project: Firepower) for the US Armed Forces and ends up in battle with Iron Man in it.

This sounds rather familiar.  Even though the origins of War Machine and Firepower are completely different, I wonder what Marvel Studios will be doing to ensure that they don’t turn out to be very similar cinematically.  Unless they’ve got another villain lined up or Firepower is only weaved in to the story around the Extremis storyline that Iron Man 3 is rumored to be taking on.

Thoughts, bastards?

Source: Cinema Blend