Jessica Chastain Passes On Iron Man 3
Posted on Tue May 8, 2012 09:00 AM PDT

chastainleave012412_03_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - Fresh of the heels of The Avengers' success, Jessica Chastain has announced that she will not be able star in the upcoming Iron Man sequel.

The Help star revealed on her Facebook page that scheduling conflicts were the reason for the sudden departure.

"Sorry to say that Iron Man 3 isn't going to work out. My schedule is jam-packed and I can't fit anything else in. The press announced my possible attachment far too soon," Chastain posted. "I know many of you wanted me to be involved, and I'm so sorry to disappoint you."

Chastain was expected to play a scientist who developed an affinity for Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark character. While she expressed remorse for not being able to star in the film, she did offer up some optimism for the anticipated sequel.

"Hopefully there'll be another Marvel film in my future," Chastain said. "Shane Black and everyone on the Iron Man 3 team are really wonderful. I'm very excited to see the film when it comes out."