In news that should probably help him ignore those Lockout reviews, at least, Guy Pearce has been confirmed to join the ever-expanding cast of Iron Man 3, the pre-production of which we have to admit, has really been moving at a much faster, more efficient rate now that it’s been partially outsourced to China. Workers who are certainly of legal age and have had plenty of rest will insert Pearce into the film in the role of Aldrich Killian, creator of the Extremis nanotechnology serum that's loosed upon the world after Killian sells it to terrorists. As readers of the Warren Ellis-scripted books know [SPOILER ALERT] Killian spends most of the storyline dead, suggesting either that the script takes plenty of liberties, or Pearce is going to have a super easy shooting schedule.

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