It appears as if Jessica Chastain won’t be Iron Man 3 has previously reported. The Academy Award-nominated actress took to her Facebook page earlier today to confirm that the stories concerning her involvement to be a bit premature.
Sorry to say that Iron Man 3 isn’t going to work out. My schedule is jammed packed and I can’t fit anything else in. The press announced my possible attachment far too soon. I know many of you wanted me to be involved, and I’m so sorry to disappoint you. Hopefully there’ll be another Marvel film in my future. Shane Black and everyone on the IM3 team are really wonderful. I’m very excited to see the film when it comes out. xx
Chastain was being reported as playing a “sexy scientists,” which lead people to believe that the character would have been Dr. Maya Hansen, a major player in the Iron Man comic book miniseries Extremis which it appears the threequel’s script is at least partly based on.