Meet the sexy scientist who may be after Tony Stark in Iron Man 3

With casting for Iron Man 3 now going on full throttle following the announcements that Sir Ben Kingsley has been cast as the baddie and Guy Pearce had also landed a part on the upcoming Marvel movie, now comes word that a certain redheaded actress is being considered for an important role.

Deadline reports that Jessica Chastain—who recently starred in The Tree of Life and The Help—is back in the mix and up for the role of "a sexy scientist every bit as smart as Tony Stark."

In other words, she'll probably play the sexy scientist who throws a big spanner into Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) and Pepper's (Gwyneth Paltrow) relationship for the duration of the movie. Because as you guys know, Hollywood movie couples can't be expected to live happily ever after without having to go through a bit of drama and conflict.

Chastain had first been offered the role but had to pull out due to some scheduling conflict with another movie. Following that, Marvel started looking at Diane Kruger, Gemma Arterton and Isla Fisher, but now it seems that things are being worked out and Chastain may just nab the role.

The fiery redhead will then join Downey, Paltrow, a returning Scarlett Johansson and Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce in the Shane Black-directed film.

So ... that would make three redheads in Iron Man 3. You guys think our genius billionaire playboy philanthropist Tony Stark's electromagnetic heart can handle that? And what do you think of the possible casting of Jessica Chastain in the film?

Iron Man 3 will soar into theaters on May 3, 2013.

(Deadline via Moviehole)

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