Shane Black has found one of the villains for Iron Man 3. Variety reports that Ashley Hamilton is in talks to play the small part of government cyborg Firepower. You may recall that in the comic books, the character is the pilot of an experimental armored suit under the secret mission dubbed Project: Firepower. He eventually uses the suit to battle Iron Man.
Hamilton is not only the son of George Hamilton, but the stepson of singer Rod Stewart. He is also a personal friend of Robert Downey Jr., but this would mark the first time they have worked together. Hamilton appeared on the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars before becoming a correspondent on Extra.
Production is set to start this month with Black at the helm of a script he co-wrote with Drew Pearce. The story will be a blend of elements from Warren Ellis' six-issue Iron Man: Extremis, and focuses on the spread of a virus through nanotechnology. Robert Downey Jr. returns as billionaire Tony Stark, while Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale and Rebecca Hall also star. Iron Man 3 is slated for release on May 3, 2013.
What do you think about Hamilton possibly taking on this character in the movie?