News just broke that “Lockout” star guy Pearce is in negotiations to star alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Ben Kingsley in “Iron Man 3” which is set to start shooting in North Carolina next month.
Pearce is expected to play geneticist Aldrich Killian, and in the six-issue Extremis comic book series, Killian was the person to introduce nanotechnology to Tony Stark's tech, a tech he would employ in his armor.
The 3rd Iron Man movie is thought to be about Stark's use of nanotechnology that's stolen by terrorists, a plot hatched by The Mandarin. Here is some background on the character of Aldrich Killian:
Through trial and error, the brilliant Maya Hansen constructed Extremis, a bio-electronics package fitted into a few billion graphic nanotubes and suspended in a carrier fluid. The package, when injected into the human genome, was meant to hack the body’s repair center and rewrite the normal human blueprint with a better one. When the human brain is convinced that the Extremis blueprint is the correct one, it shuts the human down, leaving the human needing nutrients intravenously injected during the following days while the body rebuilds. Under the premise that she would use her new creation for military efforts, Maya obtained military funding for her operation.
Maya learned that the military was pulling her funding before she could try Extremis on a live subject. She and her partner at Futurepharm, Aldrich Killian, decided that they should put Extremis into the hands of criminals, then involve Tony Stark’s creation, Iron Man, against the Extremis-enhanced criminal. She figured that if they could thus prove the value of Extremis, it would help her save countless human lives after her funding was restored. She and Aldrich stole Extremis and put it into the hands of terrorists.
Iron Man 3 is expected in AMC Theatres on May 3rd, 2013.
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