The cast of Iron Man 3 continues to grow as director Shane Black’s production is gearing up to start shooting next month. Variety reports that James Badge Dale (The Pacific) is the latest actor to join the third installment of the Iron Man franchise.
The actor is set to take on the role Eric Savin, also known as Coldblood. In the Marvel universe, Savin is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army put in charge of Project: Ultra. After he steps on a land mine, cybernetic surgery is performed on him, and Savin’s resurrected as the cyborg Coldblood.
While there is few details on the plot of Iron Man 3, we do know that it will be based in one way or another on the storyline of Warren Ellis’ Extremis series in which a newly engineered nanotechnology leads to the spread of a virus. Kingsley is set to play the main antagonist while Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall will play scientists Aldrich Killian and Maya Hansen respectively.
I’m impressed by Shane Black’s casting so far and Dale should be another excellent addition to the fantastic cast. I really hope Iron Man 3 will wash the bad taste from the underwhelming second installment of the franchise. Dale will next be seen in Robert Zemeckis’ Flight and in World War Z alongside Brad Pitt.
What do you think? Are you a fan of James Badge Dale?