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'Iron Man 3' Loses Andy Lau

The Hong Kong superstar has left the superhero sequel to spend more time with his infant daughter.
Andy Lau drops out of Iron Man 3 to spend time with daughter
Andy Lau drops out of Iron Man 3 to spend time with daughter
Back in April, we reported that Chinese superstar Andy Lau was in final negotiations to star in Marvel Studios' Iron Man 3. Today we have word that the actor has pulled out of the project to spend more time with his newborn daughter.

He was set to play a close friend of Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark, who helps him defeat the Mandarin. The character is also said to represent, "the technology sector of China." Producer Dan Mintz revealed that they are currently seeking a Chinese male actor over 40, who has strong English skills.

The two front runners for the role are Daoming Chen (Hero) and Wu Xiubo. Chinese actresses such as Bingbing Fan and Yao Lin Chen are also in the mix for unspecified roles.

We reported in April that this superhero sequel will be a Chinese co-production, with part of the shooting to take place in China. Principal photography is already under way in North Carolina, although it is not known when production will begin in China.

Iron Man 3 was released May 3rd, 2013 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale. The film is directed by Shane Black.

Sources: Want China Times

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Comments (47)

  1. Sean

    @ghostman Yes, i'm sure. I'm not sure who will replace him though.

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  2. Ghostman

    @themoviefanatic Are you sure? I thought they were going to drop Lau's character completely after he left. Who do you think will replace him?

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  3. Joshua Hollaway

    @themoviefanatic Lol, but do you do it on purpose?

    2 years agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag

  4. Sean

    @dan1 No, you shouldn't go there ;) .

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  5. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus Should I even go there, or let it go this time? :P

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Fuqing DUH!

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. Sean

    I suspect he's going to be replaced with someone else to play the same role in Iron Man 3.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  8. Salemwolf711

    I understand.... still sucks though

    2 years agoby @Salemwolf711Flag

  9. ejk1

    Andy Lau, we hardly knew ye. Oh well.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  10. artkid04

    good for him, sure they'll get some one just as good to replace him

    2 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  11. Dan

    I respect that.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  12. skywise

    Too bad but either of the other front runners are good

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  13. ROFLitschristian


    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Sucks, but understandable

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  15. Xenon


    2 years agoby @xenon56Flag

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