2 Apr – After it was announced that Fan Bingbing will be joining the cast of "Iron Man 3", new reports surfaced that the actress will not be featured in the US version of the movie, but rather the Chinese version, which will differ from the film that audiences outside China will see.
The Diplomat reported that Marvel recently released a statement, saying that there will be a special Chinese version of the movie and that, "The Chinese version of the film will also feature a special appearance of China's top actress, Fan Bingbing, and will offer specially prepared bonus footage made exclusively for the Chinese audience."
Although Fan Bingbing will be cut out of the non-Chinese version of the film, the statement revealed that Chinese actor Wang Xueqi will appear in both versions of the film, as will scenes from the movie that were shot in Beijing.
This clarified a lot of Fan Bingbing's role in the movie earlier as the actress was present at the Beijing press conference to promote the movie, but was not mentioned in any of the Hollywood reports. In addition to that, Fan Bingbing appeared in the film's Chinese trailer but not the US version.
However, not all is bad for the actress in her attempt to break into Hollywood, as Hollywood director Bryan Singer announced on his Twitter last week that he had cast the star as Blink in the next instalment of his X-Men series, "X-Men: Days Of Future Past".