Iron Man 3 Casting, “Avengers” Media

With Marvel gearing up to begin production on a third “Iron Man” film in late May in North Carolina, a casting call has gone out confirming which characters from the previous films are coming back.

Joining Robert Downey Jr. are Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts and Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes, no surprises there. The surprise is that Scarlett Johansson will also return as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow which she played in the second film and the upcoming “The Avengers”.

The film’s writer/director Shane Black recently said not to expect any other heroes from Marvel’s universe in “Iron Man 3” as the plan is to go back to “self-contained single-character stories” while the antagonists will be real world villains and the tone akin to a Tom Clancy-thriller.

Speaking of “The Avengers”, a bunch of new photos are out.