Two Versions Of Iron Man 3 Will Be Released
Rumors about two cuts of Iron Man 3 have been circulating for a few months, but today it has been confirmed that there will indeed be two different theatrical versions of the film. Deadline is reporting that there will be a Chinese version of the film and a Hollywood cut for the rest of the world. The Chinese version will have more of a focus on Wang Xuequi‘s role as a doctor in the film and there will probably be an expansion to Fan Bingbing‘s part as well. As you can read in the press release, the Chinese cut will have “specially prepared bonus footage” exclusive to Chinese audiences. You can probably imagine that a Chinese cut of the film will be a big collector’s item for fanboys and girl everywhere. It’s too early to say whether the Chinese cut of the film will make it to DVD, but we’ll keep you updated.
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.
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Source : Deadline