‘Iron Man 3’ Loses Jessica Chastain Due to Overloaded Schedule

The actress was in talks to play a ’sexy scientist’ opposite Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark in Marvel’s superhero sequel.

Jessica Chastain bows out of Iron Man 3
Jessica Chastain bows out of Iron Man 3
Last month, we reported that Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain was in negotiations to star in Marvel's Iron Man 3. Yesterday, she revealed on her Facebook page, that she will not be starring in the sequel, due to an overloaded schedule.

"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"

Our report from last month revealed the actress was in talks to play a, "sexy scientist," who is just as intelligent as Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark. Shane Black is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Drew Pearce. Production is scheduled to begin very soon in North Carolina, so we may be hearing about her replacement in the near future.

Iron Man 3 was released May 3rd, 2013 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale. The film is directed by Shane Black.

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Comments (14)

  1. Sean

    @corey Why do you say that?

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. bipolarmassive

    @m2 Also, I really wished she was Zak Snyder's choice to play Lois Lane in the upcoming MOS given he went with a redhead for the female lead.

    3 years agoby @addictionnonfatelFlag

  3. m2

    @addictionnonfatel I agree.

    3 years agoby @m2Flag

  4. bipolarmassive

    Good! She's far superior for such a role! This is great news for her!

    3 years agoby @addictionnonfatelFlag

  5. Alan Solares

    Why is Jessica Chastain gonna canceled one of the biggest movies next year for something else that we're not gonna probably watched?

    3 years agoby @Alan-SolaresFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 Do the rings from the previous villains have anything to do with this nextbsequel

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. Dan

    Ah well. I would have liked her in it, but at the same time I'm more concerned with how the villain is utilized.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  8. Shelbysaurus

    As much as I love red heads (and boy do I), hasn't there been enough of them in Tony Starks life?

    Talk about beyond the realm of believability.

    3 years agoby @ShelbysaurusFlag

  9. Corey W.

    Shame shame. Oh well--I bet the role will now be played by someone with less acting talents but more beauty.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  10. Cyn

    Fine with me. I'm sick of her already.

    And, MW, proof-read. This is an article about how she is NOT in IM3 - you then finish the article by listing her in the cast.

    3 years agoby @cyn-de-harvenFlag

  11. ejk1

    Good, maybe they won't go with the love triangle then. It's simply not necessary.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  12. Lucas Diercouff

    Noooo! Sigh.

    3 years agoby @Lucas-DiercouffFlag

  13. Jamie807


    She is understandably every wanted

    3 years agoby @Jamie807Flag

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