Rebecca Hall Replaces Jessica Chastain in Iron Man 3

The role of Maya Hansen in Shane Black’s upcoming Iron Man 3 may now go to the chick Ben Affleck banged after robbing her bank and kidnapping her in The Town. Variety is reporting that negotiations are currently taking place, which usually means it will happen. Just last week the role had belonged to Jessica Chastain, but she since exited due to scheduling conflicts, and I assume because Marvel was all like “Bros, let’s get that one girl from that Affleck movie. She’s way hotter.”

Here’s what Variety had to say:

Thesp would play a scientist who plays a pivotal role in the creation of a nanotechnology, known as Extremis, that winds up being sold to terrorists.

Plot will borrow elements from Warren Ellis’ six-issue “Iron Man: Extremis,” that also heavily influenced the first “Iron Man” pic, and focuses on the spread of a virus through nanotechnology.