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Radioactive Man Recasted?

Iron Man 3 Update

By Robert T. Trate     September 03, 2012
Source: Comic Book Movie.com

Comicbookmovie.com and Chinesefilms.cn are both reporting that Chinese actor Wang Xueqi has joined the cast of Iron Man 3. He will fill in for the role of Chen Lu, Radioactive Man.

Chinesefilms.cn reports "that the 66-year-old actor will portray Chen Lu, who was a scientist before becoming the villain known as Radioactive Man". In the Marvel Comic series, Radioactive Man was often a hired gun The Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley). 

They are also reporting that Chen Lu will be in the post-credits scene of Iron Man 3, which is the set up Edgar Wright's Ant-Man movie.

The Plot: Described as a “technological crisis thriller,” set in the world of international war, arms & terror, Marvel Studios' “Iron Man 3” stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Dale Dickey, Ashley Hamilton, James Badge Dale, with Sir Ben Kingsley and Jon Favreau. Shane Black (“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”) takes over directorial duties from Jon Favreau, who helmed the first two “Iron Man” films. Principal photography will occur primarily in North Carolina and China. And “Iron Man 3” is set for release in May 3, 2013.  

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Roqueja 9/3/2012 4:26:26 PM

The Radioactive Man has a costume worse than his moniker.  Unbelievable, but true.  I'm leery of them using this character. 

ucfro 9/3/2012 4:27:44 PM

I can't be the only one who saw the title, and thought they were making a movie about Radioactive Man from "The Simpsons"

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 9/3/2012 4:28:59 PM

I never even read that Radioactive Man is in this movie.  Hm.

Roqueja 9/3/2012 4:36:05 PM

Up and atom!

hanso 9/3/2012 4:48:16 PM

Who is playing Fallout Boy? 

Wiseguy 9/3/2012 5:11:46 PM

Costume is a stretch, he wears a containment suit. It isn't about fashion like most superheroes it's about practicability

Anyway would love to see him in a future Thunderbolts film. He was part of one the really good stretches of the series

Roqueja 9/3/2012 6:13:54 PM

@ Wise........in Thunderbolts, it was explained that he has complete control over the radioactive element of his powers, but was suggested by Osborn to wear the containment suit to look better for the american masses. 

He was very well written in the Thunderbolts series, and I actually came to like his character because of it.  Before he was in TBolts, I was very unimpressed by him.  Let's hope that he comes across as well in a movie.  Without a green toga.

monkeyfoot 9/3/2012 8:35:37 PM

The villain side seems to be getting too crowded. That isn't usually good for a superhero movie. Hope they have the plot and direction to make it all work.

Cineman 9/3/2012 9:11:37 PM

Get me my medical alert bracelet.

reek 9/3/2012 9:30:41 PM

 uoi're not the only one ucfro.  I knew who it was probably about but I held out hope.  "My eyes, the goggles do nothing!"

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