Guy Pearce Joins “Iron Man 3” Cast

Guy Pearce has entered final talks to join the cast of Shane Black’s “Iron Man 3” at Marvel and Disney reports Variety.

Pearce would play geneticist Aldrich Killian, the co-creator of the Extremis technology which Iron Man adopts after Killian sells it to terrorists. Based on a Warren Ellis’ six-issue mini-series, the story focuses heavily on the spread of a virus through nanotechnology.

Pearce joins returning cast members Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Scarlett Johansson along with the recently cast Ben Kingsley. Shooting kicks off in May around North Carolina.