Ashley Hamilton is being considered for a small villain role as the Marvel Comic character, Firepower, in Shane Black’s Iron Man 3. Jon Favreau has confirmed that he won’t be back in the director’s chair on this sequel, however he will be seen in front of the camera instead.
Hamilton, a virtually unknown actor, made appearances on the television series Sunset Beach and played a villain in the 1993 Beethoven’s 2nd.
Firepower first appeared on the scene in the comics in 1988 as an experimental suit piloted by Jack Taggert. The character, who appeared in a recent comic issue, is hired by The Mandarin and Zeke Stane to join forces with them to destroy Tony Stark.
Iron Man 3 begins filming this month in North Carolina. The film reunites cast members Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, and Don Cheadle, while welcoming newcomers Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall and James Badge Dale.
Iron Man 3 hits theaters next summer on May 3, 2013.