Thursday, May 17, 2012
Well, well, Robert Downey Jr. – it looks like the powers that be really want you to earn your massive paycheck in Iron Man 3.
The powers that be have gone and cast a third new guy for Tony Stark to deal with next time we see him on the big screen, this on top of a new gal, Rebecca Hall, who stepped in when Jessica Chastain had to bow out of the blockbuster.
James Badge Dale, whom TV fans will remember either from the third season of 24 or from AMC’s one-season wonder Rubicon, will play Eric Savin, a.k.a. Coldblood.
Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce are already on board the threequel, btw, as the Mandarin (maybe!) and as the Extremis geneticist Aldrich Killian, respectively.
Anyway, back to Dale.
In the comics, Savin is this lieutenant colonel who was put in charge of something called Project: Ultra, and who eventually was resurrected as the cyborg Coldblood via cybernetic surgery after stepping on a land mine.
Sounds like a part with layers, IMHO, and one that the actor will knock outta the park.