Iron Man 3 is quickly assembling a gauntlet of villains for Tony Stark. Sir Ben Kingsley is still rumored to be the lead villain, The Mandarin, but it seems the more, the merrier. The latest addition to the cast comes in the form of George Hamilton's son, Ashley Hamilton, as the villain Firepower. Essentially, Firepower is another guy in a metal suit, but created by Edwin Cord, a rival businessman to the currently environmentally friendly Tony Stark.
William Sadler has also joined the cast, although Latino-Review failed to say who he was playing. The site says the actor was present during a costume fitting with Guy Pearce, who is playing scientist Aidan Killain.
Jon Favreau will also return in the role of Happy Hogan and as we reported yesterday, the three-quel got a budget increase to $200 million, with Marvel hoping to make this their biggest movie yet. The film kicks off next year's summer movie season on May 3, 2013.
Meanwhile, Marvel's other sequel, Thor 2, has landed a second mystery villain to be played by Mads Mikkelsen. A rumor started by Bleeding Cool has the actor portraying The Executioner, though Disney has not confirmed that information. Loki will still remain the main villain in the sequel. Thor 2 is set to begin filming soon in time for their November 2013 release.