James Badge Dale ("Shame," "The Grey") has joined the cast of writer/director Shane Black's "Iron Man 3" reports Variety.
The story is based on the popular six-issue mini series "Extremis" by Warren Ellis--the film's events take place after The Avengers. The plot involves the spread of a virus through nanobots.
Dale will play Eric Savin, who in the comics was a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who receives cybernetic surgery after a landmine accident and is resurrected as the cyborg Coldblood.
Robert Downey Jr. Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle Ben Kingsley Guy Pearce Rebecca Hall and Chinese superstar Andy Lau also star.
Production will take place on location in Hong Kong, Shanghai and other parts of China later this summer once filming wraps up in North Carolina which starts soon