While we’ve heard a few rumors regarding the plot of Iron Man 3, we haven’t heard much about which characters (other than Tony Stark) might be featured. However, an official casting sheet has recently made its way online via Feature Film Casting, revealing the return of a few supporting cast members. Here’s an excerpt:
“Two-time Academy Award nominated Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his roles as Tony Stark, an industrialist and master engineer who builds a powered exoskeleton and becomes the technologically advanced superhero, Iron Man. Scarlett Johansson will return from Iron Man 2 playing Natasha Romanoff aka “The Black Widow”, and Gwyneth Paltrow plays Stark’s closest friend, love interest, and business partner Pepper Potts. Don Cheadle, who replaced Terrence Howard after the first Iron Man, returns as Lt. Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes – Stark’s personal pilot, chief aviation engineer for Stark International, and one of Stark’s closest friends.”
Iron Man 3 begins shooting on May 21, just a few weeks after the release of Marvel’s The Avengers. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on May 3, 2013.