Guy Pearce could be one of two foes awaiting Tony Stark in the summer of 2013.
According to Variety, Pearce will play the geneticist Aldrich Killian. For those who aren’t familiar with Iron Man lore, Killian and Maya Hansen (Tony Stark’s old friend) create the Extremis technology, which was a tool designed for the military that allowed nanotechnology to bond to a human. But when the military pulled the funding for the project, Killian decides to test Extremis out in a much more nefarious way.
Rumors persist that Pearce and Ben Kingsley’s villainous characters will team up, thus creating a real problem for our hero Iron Man/Tony Stark. Because filming will take place in China, there are some that believe that the Mandarin will be the villain in the movie, with Kingsley playing him.