Iron Man 3 producer and DMG Intertainment Group’s CEO Dan Mintz was interviewed by Sina with regards to the selection of Asian actors for the film. Dan Mintz revealed that it’s confirmed that Fan Bingbing was contacted by the company, meanwhile there was no contact with Andy Lau and Yao Chen. With regards to media reports in Hong Kong and Taiwan that Andy Lau and Yang Mi would be included in the cast, Dan Mintz exclaimed: “The film is still in the initial stage of casting, currently we did not contact Andy Lau and Yang Mi, but we don’t discard the possibility of collaborating.”
Dan Mintz exclaimed: “The audience will be familiar with the Asian faces in Iron Man 3, our stand is to invest and produce a Chinese flavor and Chinese element international film. Meanwhile, through such films could promote Chinese actors to Hollywood, like Xu Qing as Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s wife in Looper, not supporting roles, it will be the same as Iron Man 3.”
Dan Mintz explained that Iron Man 3 is still in the initial stage of casting, “Earlier we got contacted with Fan Bingbing, Yao Chen, Liu Ye and others, but did not contact with Andy Lau and Yang Mi, we had not decided how will get the roles, thus does not discard the possibility of collaborating. If we have any confirmation, we will announce first time, please take the official news announcements by us as standard.” With regards to what the Asian actors will take up in Iron Man 3, Dan Mintz said that he’s not in position to announce now. The film is scheduled to hit the cinemas in May 2013.
news and photo from: Sina.com, northnews.cn