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Apr 21, 2012

IRON MAN 3 (2013): Guy Pearce is ‘Extremis’ Geneticist Aldrich Killian

Guy Pearce Aldrich Killian

Guy Pearce cast in Iron Man 3. The casting of Guy Pearce in Iron Man 3 (2013) answers the question of who will play Aldrich Killian in the Shane Black directed film. Filming next month, Guy Pearce’s geneticist Aldrich Killian is intergal to Iron Man 3‘s plotline, which will be loosely based on Extremis. Warren Ellis’ six-issue Extremis introduced nanotechnology to Stark’s technologies.

On the Extremis plot line from the comic book:

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.

We previously reported on other Iron Man 3 casting news here: Iron Man 3 (2013): Ben Kingsley in talks to play Villain.

Robert Downey Jr.Scarlett JohanssonGwyneth Paltrow, and Don Cheadle are all reprising their previous roles for the previous Iron Man films.

Production on Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 is set to start in May 2012. Iron Man 3 will be released in US theaters through Walt Disney Pictures on May 3, 2013.

For more Iron Man 3 news, articles, and on-set photos, visit our Iron Man 3 page.

Source: Variety, SlashfilmMarvunapp