The latest bit of Iron Man 3 promotional material showcases Guy Pearce’s character, who has been mostly out of the spotlight up til now. His poster features him dramatically removing his sunglasses, which may be dangerous, what with all those sparks flying about.
Pearce plays Aldrich Killian, a very minor character in the Extremis arc of the Iron Man comic, which the film’s story is partially based on. In the comic, Killian is a scientist who develops the eponymous Extremis, a nanotech serum, and then sells it to terrorists before killing himself out of guilt. | Full Story