How USA Iron Man 3 differs from China Iron Man 3. Most Iron Man fans know that Iron Man 3 (2013) has a different cut in the US than in China but few know exactly how they differ. We published some of the initial differences here: Iron Man 3 (2013) Different China Version and Unique Fan Bingbing Scene but with the release of the film, its time to look deeper.
On the added time and actors in the Chinese cut of Iron Man 3:
What is different about Tony Stark’s latest adventure is that the film’s Chinese release is four minutes longer than in the rest of the world…the Chinese footage features cameos by some of the country’s most famous actors.
The three specific scenes added to the Chinese cut of Iron Man 3:
a. “What does Iron Man rely on to revitalize his energy?” The question pops on screen, seemingly promising some kind of major reveal. Nope, the Chinese letters for “Gu Li Duo” are the answer, which refers to a drink that’s available all over the country. Nothing more than a commercial. The character of Dr Wu Dr. Wu (Wang Xueqi) is then seen drinking the drink.
b. Later in the film Dr. Wu is talking on the phone in his office and behind him, Iron Man is seen on TV playing with school children. (It’s the scene pictured above in the header pic.)
c. Towards the end of the film, Dr. Wu is performing a task with Stark and has a conversation with his assistant about it.
In the U.S. cut, Wu appears at the beginning and end of the film, but only has a line or two.
We previously published these Iron Man 3 articles:
Iron Man 3‘s plot synopsis: “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?”
Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Stan Lee, James Badge Dale, Stephanie Szostak, Dale Dickey, Yvonne Zima, and Ashley Hamilton.
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