China-Only Scenes From Iron Man 3 to be Recut Into Short Film

The initial announcement of exclusive scenes to the Chinese release of Iron Man 3 was enough to send some fans into a fury. When they were revealed as being nothing more than filler, it left many of us unimpressed. Now, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that these previously China-only scenes will be recut into a short film about the Dr. Wu character and will be titled “The Prologue.”

Played by Chinese actor Wang Xueqi, whose screentime was only 10 seconds in the domestic cut, the short film will take the additional three minutes his character appeared in and set them before the film. Now, this doesn’t make a lot of sense given that his presence in the Chinese cut was during the middle and end of the film, but we have faith that Marvel can make it work.

There’s no word on whether this will be the “Marvel One Shot” included on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray/DVD or will be released online as its own thing. Check back here for confirmation soon.