IRON MAN 3 Exec Producer Talks China Co-Production
Addressing the Shane Black-helmed threequel’s current status as a China co-production, the company’s CEO and Iron Man 3 executive producer also comments on about filming. Check it out!
After last month's teaser trailer failed to showcase any Chinese actors or settings, it’s been speculated that Marvel’s Iron Man 3 actioner is no longer being co-produced by Beijing film studio DMG Entertainment. And chatting exclusively with The Hollywood Reporter, the company’s CEO, Dan Mintz, weighed in on the speculation, also clarifying that filming in China will occur.
“Iron Man 3 is absolutely a DMG co-production. Obviously I can’t talk about story, but we’ll be filming in China before the end of the year, and we’ll have an announcement about Chinese cast members sometime very soon. All will be revealed. About the co-production issue, of course, it’s kind of sensitive. What I will say is that I’ve lived in China for 20 years and we’ve been working at this a long time -- and there’s no single loophole to be exploited, like some have been suggesting.”
Iron Man 3 being named a DMG co-production wasn’t only questioned by the lack of Chinese settings in the impressive two-minute teaser trailer. Veteran actor Sir Ben Kingsley’s performance as The Mandarin received a standing ovation from the cast & crew, but some believe the villain’s interpretation in the film, being evidently different from the comics, may have been decided only to avoid exploiting China; basically so the movie could still be co-financed by DMG Entertainment.
Anyhow, Stitch Kingdom has provided a high-res still photo of the controversial villain's portrayal.
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Marvel Studios’ “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 & Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on 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 & DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing & Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Charles Newirth, Stan Lee & Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film hits May 3, 2013, & is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
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