With The Avengers almost in cinemas, Marvel has started really concentrating on Iron Man 3, which begins shooting next month. Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, and Jessica Chastain have all been added to the cast in the last few weeks, and now Twitch reports that Chinese superstar Andy Lau may join them.
According to the report, Lau is in final negotiations to play an old friend of Tony Stark’s, who “represents the technology sector” of China and helps Iron Man defeat The Mandarin. It’s never actually been confirmed The Mandarin is the main villain of the film, although it’s long been rumoured.
If a deal becomes finalised, the Infernal Affairs star joins franchise veterans Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle, along with newcomers Pearce, Kingsley, and Chastain. Shane Black is directing from a screenplay by Drew Pearce.