Any Iron Man 3 fans out there curious as to what was contained in the bonus Iron Man 3 footage that is exclusive to Chinese screenings of the film? Well, don’t sweat trying to find grainy and shaky hand-held cell phone videos of the scenes, as Marvel is planning on compiling them and releasing the scenes as a short film prologue to Iron Man 3, appropriately-titled The Prologue.
So, what can you expect to see in The Prologue? As /Film notes, in the Chinese version of the Iron Man 3, Chinese actors Wang Xuqi and Fan Bingbing make brief appearances. Xuqi plays a character named Du, who meets with Tony Stark in an opening flashback that takes place in the 1990s, prior to the events of Iron Man. He also appears near the end of the Iron Man 3 to help Stark with “a lingering problem.”
So, when can you see The Prologue? While it’s highly unlikely you’ll get to catch it in theaters (aside from, say, a Comic Con screening or something similar), it’s a fairly safe bet that The Prologue will come as a Blu-Ray or special edition double feature, for the die hard Marvel completists out there.
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