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Iron Man 3 to be Co-Produced in China

The Walt Disney Company China, Marvel Studios and DMG Entertainment to bring super hero to China.

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The Walt Disney Company China, Marvel Studios and DMG Entertainment today announced the intention to co-produce "Iron Man 3" in China. Under the arrangement, DMG Entertainment will make an investment in the production of "Iron Man 3," manage the Chinese co-production process, and jointly produce the film in China. The Chinese portion of the "Iron Man 3" production will run through DMG Entertainment in coordination with Marvel Studios’ production and creative teams. DMG will also distribute "Iron Man 3" in China in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company China.

"Iron Man 3" will be the third movie in the billion-dollar plus franchise from Marvel and stars a returning cast including Robert Downey, Jr. (as billionaire inventor Tony Stark), Gwyneth Paltrow (as Pepper Potts), and Don Cheadle (as James “Rhodey” Rhodes). "Iron Man 3" is produced by Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Louis D'Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard and Dan Mintz. The film is being directed by Shane Black who is working on the script with Drew Pearce. The film releases in the United States on May 3, 2013, and is being distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures in all territories worldwide other than in China (which is being distributed by DMG Entertainment) and Germany/Austria (which is being distributed by the Tele München Group).

“The popularity of the Marvel franchise globally creates a huge opportunity to deliver fans yet another action packed film,” said Stanley Cheung, Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company, Greater China. “The co-production of 'Iron Man 3' in China is testimony to the importance of this audience to Disney and the local industry capability to deliver a blockbuster title,” he added.

“We look forward to working alongside DMG to bring Iron Man to the Chinese marketplace in a significant way. We are confident that Marvel’s stories will continue to be enjoyed by Chinese audiences, and adding a local flavor, and working with our new local partner, will enhance the appeal and relevance of our characters in China’s fast-growing film marketplace,” said Rob Steffens, General Manager of Operations and Finance for Marvel Studios.

“Our collaboration with Disney and Marvel marks a milestone in the global entertainment landscape, as this signifies the first multi-billion dollar franchise to be produced between Hollywood and China,” said Dan Mintz, CEO of DMG Entertainment. “The 'Iron Man' franchise has been a major success worldwide, and we look forward to pushing the series to new heights with "Iron Man 3." The movie will further build upon its compelling storyline, and feature the hottest A-list stars, and spectacular action, which will resonate well both globally and in China, the second largest box office market in the world.”

The first installment of "Iron Man" lifted off with high-speed and high-flying action when jet-setting industrialist Tony Stark survives an unexpected attack and escapes by building a high-tech robotic suit of armor. When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man. Straight from the pages of the legendary comic book, Iron Man is a hero who is built--not born--to be unlike any other and made US$581 million at the global box office when released in 2008. Based on Marvel's iconic super hero, "Iron Man 2" continued the story of the 2008 summer box office blockbuster "Iron Man," and made US$624 million at the global box office when released in 2010. Now, "Iron Man 3" continues the story with a new chapter that will deliver more heart-pounding action than ever before. Marvel Studios’ "Iron Man 3" will find Tony Stark with his back against the wall, facing his most fearsome foes yet.

Shooting is expected to commence in May in the United States and begin location filming in China in late summer 2012.

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mautiu
mautiu

I hope Tony would use the Proton Cannon in the 3.

bullet2000
bullet2000

the new iron man should be hopefully as good as the others, but is it true iron patriot will be the villian?

The.Universe
The.Universe

Marvel and Disney made an EXCELLENT decision for giving the role to Mark Ruffalo. We NEED a new Hulk movie of Mark Ruffalo! WE NEED MORE!

The.Universe
The.Universe

I like them all but the Hulk/Bruce Banner STANDOUT among the rest. Mark Ruffalo did an AMAZING job and he gave JUSTICE to Hulk/Bruce Banner compared to the other 2 Hulk movies.

The.Universe
The.Universe

I watched the The Avengers and it was FREAKING AWESOME!

whitmer
whitmer

im thrilled even if it is with china i love marvel thay make the perfect kind of fiction i love it

spidermutt
spidermutt

why does everyone have to sell out to China?

dbgoodin
dbgoodin

Cool, need another Iron Man movie soon!

pieguy721
pieguy721

plus if you go to the marvel movies wiki and go to iron man 3 rumors, it will say andy lau will play and old friend of tonys, if you catch my drift

SHARKCHARMER
SHARKCHARMER

For one I loved all the iron man movies and also the avengers the only thing was I thought they would have had a new suite by now I mean come on and for the Iron Man 3 I hope they have alote of fighting in it

avengersasembled
avengersasembled

it take place on the stark energy arc that is in japan so i dont know why they need to film in china maybe they got a asome graphic engine

goodcoolrabidrobert
goodcoolrabidrobert

but why in China what about making it in usa thats not my type of film id like ironman and ironman 2 and i saw marvel the avengers it was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! have you seen it yet

whiplash23
whiplash23

I very hate it when people do that! They think they are all that then when you bring something up from the original comics, they look so confused! its so annoying!!

pieguy721
pieguy721

the mandarin gets his powers from 10 alien rings. you would be stupid and know nothing about iron man to not know that

TheFett90
TheFett90

I am excited to see another installment of Iron Man. I hope they will incorporate some other characters.

mdedear
mdedear

if u dont know that dr doom is his main villain then u should not b a consultant. Mandarin is a villain but not the main villain. i wish people will stop calling them selves marvel buffs when they dont even know the origin. i bet u think he got his power source from iran like they say in the movies .

jonathanlim
jonathanlim

Besides having Mandarin as the villain, they should include some superheroes from Asia origin, such as Iron Fist and Sunfire. That would give the opportunity of spin off movies for more Marvel characters. They should get me in as a consultant, man....

NicoleLovesSpiderman
NicoleLovesSpiderman

Cant it be India instead love India lol xx. Love Robert Downey jr!! xxoxox

lclay972
lclay972

You guys come off very silly, I dont even collect Iron-Man but atleast I know pretty much his whole back story Iron-Man main Villians are within Asia and Europe remember he is an international known Billionaire who Jet Sets around the world on the regular.

pieguy721
pieguy721

wtf people. the greatest villian iron man has ever faced, and most of you guys are all mad. you guys must hate your mom or something.....

ajax007
ajax007

I get that the Mandarin is from there, and the IM universe has lots of history there, but what does shooting it there have to do with any of it? This is just like everything else these days - make it on the cheap over there, but the money pouring in to the finished product will be right here in the US. Its a joke.

wpchambers
wpchambers

Dude do you know nothing about Iron Man? He has a ton of history in China and his biggest nemesis is from there. It only makes sense.