James Badge Dale Joins Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3‘s cast continues to grow with the addition of James Badge Dale. He’ll be playing a character called Eric Savin who in the comics was an Army Colonel who stepped on a landmine and was only saved via some last minute cybernetic surgery, to turn him in to the cyborg Coldblood-7.

Although cyborg stories were quite popular in the 80s when the character was introduced (think Terminator and Robocop), it’s more likely that Shane Black and co-writer Drew Pearce will probably take the more high-tech road and have him be the person who interfaces with the nanobots we’ve been hearing about.

He joins a swelling cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Andy Lau and Rebecca Hall.

Filming is scheduled to start very soon with a projected release date of May 3 2013.

Badge Dale was last seen in Shame and The Grey and has finished work on Flight, The Lone Ranger and World War Z, so expect to see quite a lot of him in the next 12 months.