A few weeks ago, news hit that rising star Jessica Chastain would possibly star in Shane Black’s Iron Man 3, in a role only defined as being a “sexy scientist” (which many people predicted was the role of Dr. Maya Hansen). Reactions were mixed, to say the least, with some movie-lovers getting pretty ticked off that Chastain would go so mainstream and others finding themselves excited to see Chastain get a shot in such a high profile film. We can call off the warring fan factions, however, as Chastain herself has taken to the Internet to share that she won’t be joining the film after all.

Chastain shares on her Facebook (via ComingSoon): “Sorry to say that ‘Iron Man’ 3 isn’t going to work out,” she writes. “My schedule is jammed packed and I can’t fit anything else in. The press announced my possible attachment far too soon. I know many of you wanted me to be involved, and I’m so sorry to disappoint you. Hopefully there’ll be another Marvel film in my future. Shane Black and everyone on the IM3 team are really wonderful. I’m very excited to see the film when it comes out. xx”

Chastain’s schedule certainly is packed – she’ll next be seen in Lawless and heard in Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. Also on her plate? Mama, Tar, Zero Dark Thirty, and one of Terrence Malick’s currently untitled films (that would be the one that stars Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams). It’s too bad that she can’t make Iron Man 3 fit, but that does leave an open role for another rising star. Any ideas?

Iron Man 3 is set for a May 3, 2013 release date, so expect Marvel to get cracking on this bit of casting ASAP.

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