|"Iron Man 3" stars Wang Xueqi and Robert Downey, Jr.|
Famed Chinese actor Wang Xueqi will have a role in Marvel’s "Iron Man 3" as Dr. Wu joining a returning cast including Robert Downey, Jr. as billionaire inventor Tony Stark, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, and Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes. The film will also star Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, and James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley. "Iron Man 3," the third movie in the billion-dollar plus franchise, is being directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black. The film is produced by Kevin Feige and executive produced by Jon Favreau, Alan Fine, Louis D'Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Charles Newirth, Stan Lee, and Dan Mintz. Filming is set to commence in Beijing, China on December 10.
Marvel’s "Iron Man 3" comes to theatres in the United States and China 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 and Austria which is being distributed by the Tele München Group.
“This is a very exciting time for DMG Entertainment, Marvel Studios, and the millions of Iron Man fans around China who have been eagerly waiting for this moment,” said DMG’s CEO, Dan Mintz. “Uniting the best of the United States and China to produce world-leading entertainment on 'Iron Man 3' is truly a unique experience and marks the first time a franchise movie of this size has filmed in China.”
|Wang Xueqi, Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle star as Dr. Wu, Pepper Potts and James Rhodes in "Iron Man 3"|
"Iron Man 3" continues the story with a new chapter that will deliver more heart-pounding action than ever before. Marvel’s "Iron Man 3" will find Tony Stark with his back against the wall, facing his most fearsome foe yet.
With a film career that has spanned over 25 years in China’s film industry, Wang Xueqi is well known for award-winning performances in many films including "Sacrifice."
The first installment of Iron Man lifted off with high-speed, 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. The film made US$581 million at the global box office when released in 2008. The sequel, "Iron Man 2," went on to make US$624 million at the global box office in 2010.
Marvel Studios also recently produced the critically acclaimed "Marvel's The Avengers" which set the all-time, 3-day weekend box office record in the United States at US$207.4 million. The film shattered box office records becoming Disney Studios’ highest-grossing release of all time globally and the third highest grossing film of all time. Marvel’s other recent releases, which were both released in 2011, were "Thor" starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman and "Captain America: The First Avenger" starring Chris Evans and Tommy Lee Jones.
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?
Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic super hero Iron Man, who first appeared in the pages of TALES OF SUSPENSE #39 in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 in May of 1968.
“Iron Man 3” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D'Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Charles Newirth, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
In addition to "Iron Man 3," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Thor: The Dark World" on November 8, 2013; "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" on April 4, 2014; "Guardians of the Galaxy" on August 1, 2014; the untitled "Marvel's The Avengers" sequel on May 1, 2015; and "Ant-Man" on November 6, 2015.