He also portrayed the character in the WHiH Newsfront episodes WHIH Newsfront Exclusive: President Ellis Discusses the Avengers and WHIH Breaking News: Attack in Lagos.
- William Sadler was cast in Iron Man 3 because he is a personal friend of director Shane Black and worked together again in Edge.
- William Sadler previously worked with James Badge Dale in The Pacific.
- William Sadler is one of the actors to portray characters for both Marvel Studios and DC Entertainment. He portrayed Simon Stagg in The Flash.