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China to get extended 'Iron Man 3'

March 30, 2013 at 11:05 AM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, March 30 (UPI) -- Marvel Studios announced footage will be added to the Chinese release of "Iron Man 3," a departure from the country's usual practice of censoring U.S. films.

Marvel, in a joint statement with Chinese media company DMG, said Friday special bonus footage will be in the Chinese version of the film, along with an appearance by Chinese actress Fan Bingbing.

The edits are meant to make the superhero film more appealing to Chinese audiences, with parts of the movie shot in Beijing, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. Chinese actor Wang Xueqi also appears in the film as a character named Dr. Wu.

"Iron Man 3" isn't the first film to be tailored to appeal to Chinese audiences. Last year's "Looper" included an extended segment during the portion of the film that was set in Shanghai, the Times reported.

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