THE MOVIE: Tony Stark uses his ingenuity to fight those who destroyed his private world and soon goes up against his most powerful enemy yet: the Mandarin. The film is co-written and directed by Lethal Weapon’s Shane Black and stars Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, and Ben Kingsley. In theaters on May 3, 2013.
Updates: China’s DMG Entertainment will help Disney and Marvel Studios co-produce Iron Man 3, besides managing the film’s shoot while in China and distribution in the country.
Website Chinese Films has an interesting article on the conflicting nature of Iron Man 3‘s Chinese shooting schedule. The latest Chinese casting rumor is Wu Xiubo, an actor who has secured roles in recent high-profile Chinese films such as Switch with Andy Lau and Gordon Chan’s The Four.
Collider has 4 new images, including first look at Rebecca Hall and a shiny Iron Patriot. | In a recent interview, Samuel Jackson states that his character of Nick Fury won’t be in Iron Man 3, but he will appear in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. | Watch the new Japanese trailer.
Twitch reports that it’s official, Wang Xueqi (Bodyguards & Assassins) has been cast in Iron Man 3. Fan Bingbing, possibly the number one leading lady in China right now, officially has a supporting role in Iron Man 3. She will play a surgical assistant to Wang Xueqi’s Dr. Wu. Website Chinese Films notes that Wang Xueqi is represented by the talent agency that Fan Bingbing actually owns, so her casting in the film was likely a given.
Check out this new image of Tony Stark and his armour looking totally messed up. | Cinema Blend reports that Iron Man 3 is getting an international IMAX 3D release for April 25, which is over a week ahead of the film’s planned U.S. release in early May. | Super Bowl TV spot. | The Iron Patriot poster. | Take a peek at some new character posters: the Mandarin poster; a stylish international poster; Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts poster; and enjoy the Tony Stark poster via Empire Magazine’s new cover. | The latest trailer is here.
According to Collider, Marvel will release two different versions of Iron Man 3: There will be the China release, which will feature a special appearance by Fan Bingbing. Both versions (U.S. and Chinese) of the movie will feature Wang Xueqi, as well as footage filmed in Beijing last December. If you don’t live in China, Fan Bingbing ‘s footage will most likely make its way onto the upcoming Blu-ray & DVD release. | Take a look at a new international poster, courtesy of Cine1. | Head over to yahoo for the first Iron Man 3 clip. MTV has posted an exclusive, action packed clip.
BREAKING NEWS: Check out the new IMAX poster.