Hugo star Sir Ben Kingsley is set to play a villainous role in Iron Man 3, Variety are reporting.
The English actor, who is currently filming Ender’s Game, is said to be in final negotiations to play the villain in Shane Black’s movie.
Kingsley’s part is that of someone tied to nanobot technology and is specifically not the comic book foe, the Mandarin, it is said.
Written by Drew Pearce and Black, Iron Man 3 will star Robert Downey as Tony Stark and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts. production will begin shortly in North Carolina with a release date of May 3, 2013.