Kate Mara Joins and Clark Gregg Returns for Iron Man 2
by Alex Billington
April 22, 2009
Two minor casting updates for Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2. We Are Marshall actress Kate Mara has joined the cast, and Choke writer/director/actor Clark Gregg has officially returned to reprise his role as Agent Phil Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D. We know who Gregg is set to play, but Mara's role is "being kept under wraps." That's a bit odd, considering Favreau and company are already shooting in Manhattan Beach. No hints as to who she might play, but I'm intrigued by her casting. We already know that Scarlett Johansson is playing Black Widow and Gwyneth Paltrow is back as Pepper Potts, so what other female characters are there?
If you haven't been following Jon Favreau's Twitter, you should be, as he updates it quite often and occasionally posts cool photos like this one of his director's chair. So far it sounds like everything has been going great. On the same day he posted two great updates: "Wrapped. Heading home. Robert was on fire. We're hitting our stride," as well as, "Scarlett's first day. Very exciting." In addition, if you didn't hear previously, small cameo roles have been shot featuring actors Garry Shandling and Gary Oldman, but no one really knows much about who they play. Those are all the latest updates from the set of Iron Man 2.