Iron Man 3 Eyes Ben Kingsley As Its Baddie

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Sir Ben Kingsley and Daniela Lavender attend The Royal film performance of Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo in 3D' at the Odeon Leicester Square on November 28, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images) Photo: Frederick M. Brown/2012 Getty Images

So much for ahimsa, eh, Gandhi? Variety is reporting that Ben Kingsley is in final talks to play the bad guy in Iron Man 3, where he'll star opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow for director Shane Black (subbing in for departing helmer Jon Favreau). Not much is yet known about the plot of the movie — the first in Marvel's arsenal to follow its hero team-up The Avengers — but Variety says it will involve nanobots and draw material from the six-issue Extremis series in the comics authored by Warren Ellis. Nanobots! So itchy!