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Ashley Hamilton in talks for ‘Iron Man 3’

Would play villain Firepower

Ashley Hamilton is in talks to play one of the villains in “Iron Man 3,” eyeing the small part of government cyborg Firepower.

In the Marvel comicbooks, the character is the pilot of an experimental armored suit under the secret mission dubbed Project: Firepower. He eventually uses the suit to battle Iron Man.

Ashley is a personal friend of Robert Downey Jr., though the two have never worked together before. Marvel had no comment on the casting.

Thesp, the son of George Hamilton, stepson of Rod Stewart and himself a singer-songwriter, competed on the ninth season of “Dancing with the Stars” before becoming a correspondent on “Extra.”

“Iron Man 3” starts production this month under the helm of Shane Black, who also co-wrote the script with Drew Pearce.

Robert Downey Jr. returns as billionaire Tony Stark, while Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale and Rebecca Hall also star. Plot will borrow elements from Warren Ellis’ six-issue “Iron Man: Extremis,” which also influenced the first “Iron Man” installment, and focuses on the spread of a virus through nanotechnology.

Disney has skedded “Iron Man 3” for release on May 3, 2013.

Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard and Dan Mintz will exec produce “Iron Man 3,” with Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige producing.

Hamilton is repped by Marshak/Zachary.

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