Smokeshow Downey Jr. versus Sir Ben Kingsley?
That's the apparent word today as we hear Kingsley is in the final round of negotiations to play the main villain for Iron Man 3.
The Hugo actor will appear, if he is indeed chosen, as a character based on Mallen who is a villain enhanced with a deadly nanotech virus.
Downey will be Iron Man, again. What a relief! We couldn't imagine anyone else playing the cynical yet oddly charming superhero, and, thankfully, we won't have to!
We're excited to see what the next Iron Man brings to this storied franchise!
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