A Philippines website, philstar.com, has gotten the official Iron Man 3 character descriptions from Marvel Studios. While most of the characters descriptions are just filled with basic information most fans already know, there are some spoilers for one of the minor characters. Maya Hansen is described as a ” brilliant botanist whose work helped create the game-changing biological process called Extremis.”
In the past, Maya was only described as a scientist. With her now being classified as a plant biologist, it potentially ties into another spoiler, awhile back. Stephanie Szostak’s role has been confirmed as Ellen Brandt, who is directly connected to the creation of Man-Thing. With Maya Hansen playing a botanist, one gets the idea where things can lead, if Marvel is so inclined.
The Iron Man 3 character descriptions are listed below.
TONY STARK/IRON MAN (Robert Downey Jr.) – Eccentric genius, billionaire, philanthropist Tony Stark is the armored super hero known as Iron Man. Decompressing from his heroic, near-self-sacrificial action as Iron Man that saved New York City from annihilation, Tony finds himself unable to sleep and plagued by worry and trepidation. When his world is destroyed and those closest to him threatened, Tony must find a way to save them—and in the process find himself again.
PEPPER POTTS (Gwyneth Paltrow) – Pepper has progressed from Tony Stark’s assistant to the head of Stark Industries, pausing along the way to fall in love with Tony as well. Bright, loyal and honest, Pepper understands Tony Stark more than anyone and sometimes that can be both a worrisome and a dangerous thing.
COL. JAMES RHODES, RHODEY (Don Cheadle) – Rhodey is the Liaison between Stark Industries and the U.S. Air Force. He is one of Tony Stark’s few trusted friends and, most of the time, has the patience to deal with the impulsive genius. Rhodey has a new suit of War Machine armor in a red, silver and blue patriotic design. When suited up, Rhodey becomes Iron Patriot.
MANDARIN (Ben Kingsley) – Mandarin is the sinister head of the terrorist organization known as The Ten Rings, from which all the acts of extreme terrorism plaguing the world appear to emanate. Although he is reclusive, Mandarin wields great power and makes his presence known by striking fear in the government and the populace through his brazen plans of attack.
ALDRICH KILLIAN (Guy Pearce) – Through his privately funded organization A.I.M., Aldrich Killian created a team to further research and develop the Extremis virus, which imparts unusual levels of strength and resiliency to human subjects.
DR. MAYA HANSEN (Rebecca Hall) – Beautiful Dr. Maya Hansen is a brilliant botanist whose work helped create the game-changing biological process called Extremis. Her discovery has the power to change the human body, but it could be very dangerous if misused.
HAPPY HOGAN (Jon Favreau) – Happy is the trusted bodyguard and chauffeur in charge of protecting Pepper Potts. More of a friend than an employee, Happy always has Tony’s back too, even when the eccentric billionaire doesn’t think he needs him. Steadfast and loyal, Happy would do anything to keep Pepper and Tony safe.
Iron Man 3 arrives in theaters May 3rd 2013.