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Iron Man 3 villain news and a bit of Happy news too…

May 26th, 2012 by Marc Comments

Apparently George Hamilton’s son, Ashley Hamilton, is set to play yet another robotic-suited enemy in Iron Man 3, the government cyborg Firepower, in Shane Black’s sequel. How many people have access to Iron Man-esque suits in this universe?!

The character in the comics was a pilot who operated an experimental robot suit and, when it worked pretty well, he went up against Stark’s Iron Man.
Where this all fits in to the plot, given that it’s based on the story Extremis, is anyone’s guess at this point…
In other Iron Man news, Jon Favreau –  off directing detail in this one – will return as Stark’s bodyguard Happy Hogan for the sequel. Where was Hogan in Avengers?
Why was War Machine not in it either (he would have been useful)? Agh, the things we ponder…
Shooting on the sequel kicked off on Wednesday in North Carolina as we reported here.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….