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More news from the set of 'Iron Man 3.' Shane Black's first outing as director of the franchise, 'Iron Man 3' so far will see Sir Ben Kingsley taking on the role of The Mandarin and word has gotten out that ancillary baddies like Firepower and Coldblood would also be featured. Also, the casting has experienced a series of turbulent ups and downs. They landed Kingsley, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain, and Andy Lau...and then Chastain and Lau both backed out. Lau has since been replaced by actor Wang Xueqi, and now an interesting tidbit has surfaced regarding Xuegi's character. It appears he'll be playing Chen Lu, which is the alter ego of villain Radioactive Man. Radioactive Man, endowed by an accident with the power of manipulating radiation, was originally a Thor villain, but eventually made his way into The Avengers and Iron Man universes. 'Iron Man 3' has already begun shooting.
Ok, this is the first 'Iron Man 3' character addition in a while that has really piqued my interest. I couldn't bring myself to get excited about b-list villains like Firepower and Coldblood, and I was thoroughly disappointed when Chastain and Lau departed. The fact that Xuegi will be playing Radioactive Man not only ties directly back into The Mandarin, but also continues to weave the ever-expanding, yet cohesive Marvel cinematic universe. Radioactive Man was a member of Baron Zemo's Masters of Evil as well as often working for The Mandarin. He can therefore tie Iron Man back to either or both of those properties. The Avengers continues to be a fantastic crossover conduit. I'm excited to see how Radioactive Man fits into the plot.
What do you guys think? Excited Radioactive Man is going to be part of the plot? Is the film overloaded with bad guys now?
Source: Geek Tyrant