Monday, February 18, 2013
Marvel Studios and the official Iron Man Facebook page have released a brand new character poster, this time featuring Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian in "Iron Man 3". In the comics, Aldrich Killian is a geneticist who becomes a crucial character in the comics when he develops "Extremis". In the classic Warren Ellis and Adi Granov Iron Man story of the same name, Killian commits suicide after a sample of his work is stolen. His suicide note is found by Maya Hansen, a co-worker and ex-lover of Tony Stark... aka Iron Man.
Having Guy Pearce playing the role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is still something of a mystery, as how Extremis fits into the film version is still unknown until the movie comes out. Still, it'll be fun how he and Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark interact in the film, as well as how all of this ties down to the inevitable conflict with The Mandarin, played by Sir Ben Kingsley. For more on the poster as well as other Iron Man 3 updates, visit the official Iron Man 3 and Marvel Cinematic Universe Facebook Pages!
Iron Man 3 soars into theaters on May 3!