Marvel to Release Two Versions of IRON MAN 3; Chinese Version to Premiere Exclusively in China

     March 29, 2013

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Marvel’s release of Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 is not only hotly anticipated here in the States, but all around the world.  If you live in China, you’ll also be treated to a Chinese version of the film at a future undetermined date that features a special appearance by Fan Bingbing in addition to bonus features specifically tailored to Chinese audiences.  Both versions of the film will star renowned Chinese actor Wang Xueqi as well as footage filmed in Beijing last December.  If you don’t happen to live in China, not to worry; the bonus scenes will likely appear on the Blu-ray and DVD release of Iron Man 3 in the future, though this particular report doesn’t address that quite yet.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau and Ben KingsleyIron Man 3 opens May 3.  Hit the jump for the full press release.

iron-man-3Here’s the press release for Marvel’s Chinese version of Iron Man 3:

Marvel Studios and DMG announced that a Chinese version of IRON MAN 3 will be released in China on a date to be announced in the near future. DMG, a Chinese media and entertainment company, collaborated with Marvel Studios on the Chinese elements in the film, and is marketing and distributing the film in China. While Marvel and DMG have decided not to apply for co-production status in China, the film includes significant Chinese elements. Renowned Chinese actor Wang Xueqi will appear in both the studio’s Chinese version of the film and in its international and domestic US version. Both versions of the film include Iron Man 3 footage filmed in Beijing in December. The Chinese version of the film will also feature a special appearance of China’s top actress, Fan Bingbing, and will offer specially prepared bonus footage made exclusively for the Chinese audience. Marvel Studios’ experience working on this film with Fan Bingbing and Wang Xueqi and in shooting in China has been very positive and has created a springboard for future collaboration with China’s talented stars and its growing film and television industry. The IRON MAN cast and filmmakers look forward to bringing IRON MAN back to China.

iron-man-3Here’s the official synopsis for Iron Man 3:

Marvel’s Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

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