When James Badge Dale finally took the role of the "muscle" in "Iron Man 3," it was a pretty big deal for the actor. He admits now that he has had plenty of opportunities to star in superhero movies, but it was only the role of Eric Savin that snagged his attention.
"I've actually passed on even auditioning for almost every superhero movie I've been sent because I didn't think I could play someone in a suit," he told Movies.com. "I don't want to be in a cape or wear a codpiece. So this was the absolute best of both worlds. I get to be in a superhero movie where my suit is actually just a regular suit."
James Badge Dale has been in a talking mood when it comes to "Iron Man 3." He plays Eric Savin, aka "Coldblood," and has spilled during a recent interview that he acts as the film's "muscle."
This month Dale graces the cover of Glow magazine, and he again speaks candidly about the upcoming Marvel cinematic universe film. Calling it a "dark comedy," Dale discussed his experience working alongside actor Robert Downey Jr. and director Shane Black.
"I had a great time. I went from riding a horse in the desert for 'The Lone Ranger,' tossed my dogs in a car and went to 'Iron Man 3' with guys in robot suits," he said, via Just Jared. "'IM3' is really a dark comedy with a little bit of farce. The trick is to be able to have the audience relate to you. Director Shane Black gave me a long leash. We had a great time. Robert Downey Jr. loves the process of acting and loves to be creative with a director and his fellow actors."
"Iron Man 3" will have three villains at the center of its story. There will be Ben Kingsley's The Mandarin, Guy Pearce's Aldrich Killian and James Badge Dale's Eric Savin -- aka "Coldblood" -- but Dale doesn't think that's too many bad guys for one movie.
"Ben Kingsley is the mouthpiece. Guy Pearce is the brain. I'm the muscle," Dale admitted to ShowBiz411. "Being in a big CGI action movie is a weird departure for me."
News from the North Carolina "Iron Man 3" set took over the web yesterday. Not only did people on-location supposedly confirm that the Mandarin will, in fact, be in the film and played by Ben Kingsley, but now new photos over at The Superficial show a star-spangled Iron Man, decked out in red, white and blue armor are popping up in.
But the suit doesn't belong to Iron Man at all. The armor, which comes straight from a relatively recent story line in the Marvel Universe, is worn in the books by a character known as the Iron Patriot.
According to spies on the set, the newly announced cast member James Badge Dale appears as the Iron Patriot in the new film.
See the on-set photos and learn more about this mysterious new character after the jump!
The news that "Rubicon" actor James Badge Dale has been cast as Coldblood in the upcoming "Iron Man 3" requires a little backstory on his deal.
There are a few things you can infer from Coldblood’s name — namely, that his blood is cold, either because he’s a cyborg or because he wasn’t loved enough as a child. But otherwise, the inclusion of the relatively minor Marvel character into the "Iron Man" movies mythos is a little surprising. Coldblood isn’t the type of character who warrants much adaptive consideration — in fact, he hasn’t gotten much attention on any front.
The cast for "Iron Man 3" keeps getting stronger and stronger. Already the list of new recruits includes Sir Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall. Returning players Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle are all in the mix as well. Today, we can add a new actor to the cast list, someone who isn't a big name like the aforementioned folks, but is a very bright star all the same.
James Badge Dale, best known for television efforts "The Pacific" and "Rubicon," has been cast in the third "Iron Man" film, reports Deadline. He'll play a villain named Savin, who eagle-eyed fans will quickly identify as Lieutenant-Colonel Eric Savin, aka Coldblood.
It was announced earlier this week that Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim had been hired to write a treatment for "The Flash," adding further credibility to reports that DC Entertainment is putting the Scarlet Speedster on the fast track.
There are several factors to consider before "The Flash" moves fully into production, but it's never too early to ponder who might play the titular speedster. As the film is said to focus on Barry Allen — not Wally West, as was the plan for the scrapped "Justice League" film — the actor we're looking for should embody the wits, methodology and courage that Barry is best known for.
After the jump, check out five candidates we'd nominate to play The Flash! Read More...