Xueqi Wang has joined the cast of Iron Man 3 as Dr. Wu., with production slated to begin in China this week. Andy Lau was previously considered for the role, although we reported in June that he is no longer involved.

Production will commence in Beijing, China this week. The actor will portray an ally of Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark. We reported in April that Marvel's superhero sequel will be a Chinese co-production.

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Shane Black is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Drew Pearce.