Wang Xueqi Joining IRON MAN 3 As Radioactive Man?

Wang Xueqi Joining IRON MAN 3 As Radioactive Man?

Seemingly serving as a replacement for Hong Kong singer/actor Andy Lau, Chinese actor Wang Xueqi has reportedly joined the cast of Iron Man 3, filling the role of Chen Lu, Radioactive Man

First spotted over at Comic Book, a last-minute addition to the ensemble cast of Marvel's Shane Black-directed third Iron Man installment has been revealed. After being snapped in a photo with the film's chief producer, sources from the Chinese actor's camp and can confirm that it's Wang Xueqi who's joining the film.

The site reports that the 66-year-old actor will portray Chen Lu, who was a scientist before becoming the villain known as Radioactive Man. In the comics, he was often employed by The Mandarin, played by Sir Ben Kingsley.

While not reported, Hong Kong singer/actor Andy Lau was originally up for Xueqi's role, which was described as an ally of Tony Stark. However, Lau had to drop the role wanting to spend time with his family. It's also worth noting that Chen Lu is said to feature in the post-credits scene of Iron Man 3, which will set up Edgar Wright's fourthcoming Ant-Man movie. Anyhow, it seems we can expect a trailer next month. What do you think?

Described as a “technological crisis thriller,” set in the world of international war, arms & terror, Marvel Studios' “Iron Man 3” stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Dale Dickey, Ashley Hamilton, James Badge Dale, with Sir Ben Kingsley and Jon Favreau. Shane Black (“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”) takes over directorial duties from Jon Favreau, who helmed the first two “Iron Man” films. Principal photography will occur primarily in North Carolina and China. And “Iron Man 3” is set for release in May 3, 2013.

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marvel72 - 9/3/2012, 9:26 AM
can't wait to see the trailer,i have a feeling this is gonna be as good as the first film.
RAWRG - 9/3/2012, 9:27 AM
Great! Can't wait to see a trailer!
longbowhunter - 9/3/2012, 9:37 AM
Hell yes. Radioactive Man was great in the Thunderbolts. I'm really excited for this movie.
Mrcool210 - 9/3/2012, 9:37 AM
radioactive man and mandarin? i don't know i think we should focus on just one villian for this one
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/3/2012, 9:40 AM
I am not getting my hopes up. The second one looked amazing but was a letdown. I hope that is not the case with this one.
thewonderer - 9/3/2012, 9:41 AM
Does anyone have a list of all the characters in this film so far?
mrHJK - 9/3/2012, 9:42 AM
Chen Lu will be a scientist friend of Stark's in this film *SPOILER* will likely make some sort of sacrifice or be targeted by the Mandarin and will seemingly die then come back as Radioactive Man in another film. Rumored to be Ant-Man.

Personally, I'd love to see him in Masters of Evil in Avengers 2 along with Baron Zemo, Enchantress&Executioner, Abomination and Ultron.
However, looks like Enchantress & Executioner won't be happening.
Tony93 - 9/3/2012, 9:44 AM
Isn't kinda odd that the wolverine will be takin place in Asia also..
IcemanX - 9/3/2012, 9:45 AM

TheAbomination - 9/3/2012, 9:46 AM
He'll probably play Chen Lu in this film and come back as Radioactive Man in Ant-Man.
PaulRom - 9/3/2012, 9:53 AM
I have really high hopes for this film. Sounds like it could be the best non-Avengers movie from Marvel to date. Can't wait.
RobLiefeldFan - 9/3/2012, 9:53 AM
Oh Please @TheDarkknight1939 the Dark Knight Rises was a shit let down of a movie its inferior to its predecessors Dark Knigh Sit Trilogy

ATrueHero1987 - 9/3/2012, 9:56 AM
Cool. I already know that IM4(when they do a 4th one) he's going to fight Wonder Man.
golden123 - 9/3/2012, 9:57 AM
Sounds Similar

novaprime - 9/3/2012, 9:57 AM
Wow thats good i hope they dont put to many actors or villains in 1 movie but so far its Sounds like it might be the best IronMan Yet
Blistertrailer - 9/3/2012, 9:59 AM
Does this mean we may see the original masters of evil for avengers 2.
jimpinto24 - 9/3/2012, 10:04 AM
Love it! This can set up Radioactive Man as the main villian in Iron Man 4. (That's if Marvel Studio's works on IM4) If so, I would also like to see Tony battle The Zodiac too.
CaptainAmerica31 - 9/3/2012, 10:07 AM
How many Villians are in this so far?
RamonSuarez - 9/3/2012, 10:09 AM
Remember, the amount of characters a film can hold depends on how they are used. Batman Begins had two Ras Al'Ghuls, Henri Ducard, Victor Zzazz, the Scarecrow, Carmine Falcone, Joe Chill, The League of Shadows, Detective Flass, and Mr. Earle all as its many villains. But that film was awesome because the script was able to nicely integrate all of the characters together.
SageMode - 9/3/2012, 10:13 AM
Awesome. Can't wait for this
DioFoRio - 9/3/2012, 10:25 AM
lol Nuclear Man from superman. Saw that in the theater as a kid. The more villains the better. It's not as if these villains all need a huge back story. The main villain is the Mandarin and everyone else a lacky of sorts. As for the actor being too old. I'm sure when and if he becomes Radioactive Man he will be CG from there on out. Can't wait to see a trailer. Wanna see Kingsly BAD
DrDoom - 9/3/2012, 10:33 AM
Nice. Hopefully he'll be a part of Baron Zemo's Masters of Evil later on down the line.
DioFoRio - 9/3/2012, 10:40 AM
@Wolverinesfury ...what's that?
DioFoRio - 9/3/2012, 10:40 AM
man. This cinematic universe thing makes me giddy...I feel like a kid with this shit.
Wingding - 9/3/2012, 10:42 AM
Haha, yeah, I know what you mean. I laugh at that every time I hear the name.

I'm really excited for this movie. I believe that all of these villains are going to work well. Plus, and I kinda doubt it, but if it's the last Iron Man movie then the more comic nods the better. Can't wait for the trailer.
DioFoRio - 9/3/2012, 10:44 AM
I can't believe no pic or screen cap of the mandarin has leaked yet!!! I NEED TO SEE IT!!
Vadakin - 9/3/2012, 11:05 AM
Up and at them..

"Up and atom."

Up And At Them!

"Up And Atom"


"Up And ATOM!"


SomTingWong - 9/3/2012, 11:08 AM
cool.the post credit scene is confirmed to set up ant man?i knew it might but it`s confirmed?
TayDee - 9/3/2012, 11:09 AM
I can't wait for the post credits scene
Zarog - 9/3/2012, 11:17 AM
This film is slowly sounding like it will be too convoluted for it's own good.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/3/2012, 11:19 AM
I don't know what Rises has to do with Iron Man 2 but okay...
DrDoom - 9/3/2012, 11:28 AM
No people, the post-credit scene is not confirmed as a set-up for Ant-Man. This is only a rumour. A rumour that I really hope isn't true, because I am still hoping Ant-Man doesn't get made.
LoudLon - 9/3/2012, 11:35 AM
That's too bad. Andy Lau's a massive star, not just in Asia but around the world -- except here in the states, of course, where general audiences don't typically show much interest in foreign films/actors. Hell, Jackie Chan had been the #1 action movie star in the entire rest of the world for twenty years before he finally broke into the US market.

At any rate, I've seen a few of Wang Xueqi's films. A solid actor, but he's no Andy Lau.
Namor - 9/3/2012, 12:07 PM
yo, seriously some of u are now crying there will be to many good villians? Make up ur minds! One second movies don't have enough, and the very next second, theres to God, my 4yr old niece whines less then some of u!

Radioactive man and Mandarin is about as sick as it gets!
ATrueHero1987 - 9/3/2012, 12:11 PM
@AcidicHeart Why?
AztecRainGod - 9/3/2012, 12:18 PM
This movie is going to have enough villains for three Spiderman 3 movies.

I Hope it turns out well.
80sFace - 9/3/2012, 12:20 PM
Villain for Ant-Man should be Swarm. Maybe that's who he turns into.
DrDoom - 9/3/2012, 12:24 PM

Because Ant-Man is an awful and uninteresting character. His very presence will diminish the quality of the movies he is in. Besides, even if he does appear in future Avengers movies, there's no way he can headline his own film. There's just so little to him, and the only thing worth getting out of Ant-Man is Ultron.
siggisuperman - 9/3/2012, 12:32 PM
Ant-man an uninteresting character ? I would not say that. He is the only "science genius" in the Marvel universe who makes mistakes. He has a strong moral compass that sometimes or even most of the times blinds him to the real consequences of his actions. He's a short sighted genius with a lot of depth to his character. He is very angry at himself because he doesn't meet the impossible standards Hank Pym sets for himself.
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