The mighty Thor isn’t the only Marvel film that is gettin some casting attention today. Straight off of news that Thor 2
thound found it’s villain, comes verification that Ashley “Sunset Beach soapie” Hamilton will also be in Iron Man 3, filling in the sequel need for a rival technologically advanced armoured suit-wielder.
Hamilton will play Jack Taggert, the man behind Project: Firepower, an attempt to create an armoured suit that can match Starks Iron Man prosthesis, and hopefully not rip people in half whenever a soldier needs to make a quick 180 turn, as Justin Hammer demonstrated in Iron Man 2.
The original comic book character had Taggert as a government sponsored antithesis to Stark, taking him down with his superior suit and technology, forcing Tony to upgrade.
It all ties in nicely with the Extremis plot that Iron Man 3 is going forward with, as that plot dealt with superhuman terrorism, and adding in some reckless congressional chaos could help boost the story.
Hamilton himself happens to be a personal friend of Robert Downey Jr, so expect some decent bantering and chemistry on the set, in a film that also includes Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle are back as well, and so is Iron Man 1 and 2 director Jon Favreau, who will resume his Happy Hogan role.
Iron Man 3 is scheduled for a May 2013 release, and has begun filming.
Last Updated: May 25, 2012