Rebecca Hall in line for Iron Man 3

In talks to replace Jessica Chastain

It's difficult to keep Marvel down at the minute, but while The Avengers are smashing box office records left right and centre, it looked as though the studio had suffered a minor setback yesterday, with the news that Jessica Chastain had dropped out of Iron Man 3.

However, just one day later, it seems as though the studio have found themselves a replacement, with Variety reporting that Rebecca Hall is currently in talks to join the superhero sequel.

The role in question has been described as "a sexy scientist", thought to be Dr. Maya Hansen from Warren Ellis' Extremis story arc. A genetic engineer, she's one of the co-creators of the troublesome Extremis virus, used to target nanotechnology.

Unhappily for Tony Stark, that's the very same technology he's just introduced in the latest version of his suit, leaving him distinctly vulnerable when the virus goes on sale to some less than savoury characters…

We were quite excited to hear Chastain was attached to this one, but Hall should make for a more than acceptable replacement in her absence. Directed by Shane Black, Iron Man 3 opens in the UK on 3 May 2013.

Is Hall a decent replacement for Chastain? Tell us, below...


    • EddieFelson

      May 9th 2012, 9:00

      Although I believe Chastain is a good actress I think Rebecca Hall is a far superior replacement having worked under the tutelage of Directors of the calibre of Woody Allen, Chris Nolan etc, she also has a solid long working well picked biography of films and pulled out some fantastic performances, Red Riding being my preference. The fact she can act and bring real emotion from the viewer without having to over act is also great so let's hope she doesn’t go and ham it up too much on Iron Man 3!

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    • Ali1748

      May 9th 2012, 18:29

      I've had a crush on Rebecca ever since I watched her in The Prestige.

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    • EddieFelson

      May 10th 2012, 8:54

      There is something incredibly sexy about her, a true English rose

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    • TheEnigma

      May 10th 2012, 14:41

      Hall is not an 'adequate replacement', she is a 'quality improvement'... @EddieFelson agreed, sumthin' very beautifully sexy bout her...

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    • Ali1748

      May 10th 2012, 20:58

      And I'll say it again Rebecca Hall is Lara Croft !!

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