For those of you who are waiting to see those additional Chinese scenes from Iron Man 3, you'll be happy to know that Marvel is planning on releasing a short film that features them. It will also include other scenes that were shot not featured in either of the films.
From what I've heard, the scenes are nothing to get excited about, which is kind of a shame. It was previously reported that Chinese actor Wang Xueqi said he only agreed to be in Iron Man 3 because he was told his character would have weight in the film and would be “the one who saves Tony Stark’s life.” An argument can be made that he did, but I'm sure not in the way he was thinking. Maybe they will be able to cut together an interesting short from the scenes.
According to THR, the short is simply called The Prologue, and it's "comprised of sequences shot during the production of Iron Man 3 and was set before the narrative of the first film." It will elaborate on Wang’s character, Dr. Wu, "who only appeared for 10 seconds in the international version and three minutes in the China-only cut of the film. In the latter, the doctor was seen meeting a young Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in the 1990s; engaging in a telephone conversation with Stark’s robotic aide, Jarvis; and conducting acupuncture-aided surgery on Stark to heal the superhero’s injuries at the end of the film."
There's no word on when we'll see this short, but regardless, it's sure to hit the internet and be included with the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray/DVD.
I'm not expecting much from this, but hopefully it proves to be more entertaining than what I think it will be.
What are your expectations for this short film?
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