Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts isn’t the only red head in the Iron Man universe. Breakout star Jessica Chastain may join the superhero franchise as an intelligent and attractive woman of science.
Apparently, the studio has wanted the actress for quite a while, but talks continued to breakdown because of scheduling conflicts.
Chastain was preoccupied with two other films, including Kathryn Bigelow‘s Osama Bin Laden drama.
Thankfully, Chastain’s other gigs have been moved around giving her some much-needed free time.
Both Paltrow and Cheadle will be reprising their roles as Virginia “Pepper” Potts and James “War Machine” Rhodes, while newbies Kingsley and Pearce will play the film’s villains.
Iron Man 3 will center on the spread of a fatal virus through nanotechnology, which would explain the need for a new scientist.
Iron Man 3 will be directed by Shane Black and opens May 3, 2013.