'Iron Man 3' movie loses Jessica Chastain due to scheduling issues

jessica-chastain-cropped.jpgDespite rumors that Jessica Chastain would have a role in the upcoming Marvel "Iron Man 3" film, the actress tells fans that she has been forced to back out of the film due to scheduling conflicts. Though the Oscar-nominated actress was in negotiations, they recently came to a halt.

"Sorry to say that Iron Man 3 isn't going to work out," she wrote on her official Facebook page on Sunday. "My schedule is jammed packed and I can't fit anything else in."

It seems that her involvement was announced prematurely. "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," she says.

The film also won't feature Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanov, AKA Black Widow.
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