For months now, it was thought that Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau (A Simple Life) would be joining Marvel Studios' latest superhero movie — and the first Hollywood movie co-produced by a Chinese production company — Iron Man 3, as a Chinese businessman and longtime friend of Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) who aids Iron Man in stopping a technology-based terrorist attack. However, according to Want China Times, Lau has turned down the role in the movie to spend more time with his wife, Carol Chu, who gave birth to their first daughter on May 9th. more about Iron Man 3 >> Posted 06.24.12 by BrentJS
Marvel is wasting no time continuing its "Cinematic Universe." The studio will start shooting Iron Man 3 shortly after The Avengers opens in theaters. Plot details have been kept a closely guarded secret, but Marvel president of production Kevin Feige told ABC News last week that the third installment would be quite different from the previous movies.
It's going to be very different, very unique and I think not ascribe to any specific formula that they think they may have pegged us on. It's all in the story. It's where you take Tony Stark on his journey in an unexpected way and have him come out of the Avengers a slightly changed individual, which people will see when they see the movie.
With writer-director Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) taking over the director's chair from Jon Favreau, Iron Man 3 is certainly going to feel different from its predecessors. How, exactly, Black's vision of Tony Stark will differ from Favreau's won't become clear for awhile. One possible hint: During the Disney presentation at CinemaCon, Black called the sequel a "technological thriller," reports SuperHeroHype. That more clearly delineates the sequel from the other Iron Man movies and backs up Black's statement last March that Iron Man will fight "real world villains" in a "Tom Clancy-inspired thriller." more from black; Lau in, Johansson out? >> Posted 04.25.12 by Ryan
In addition to Jackie Chan's success in Hollywood, the martial arts actor has continued to make movies in his native Hong Kong, and his latest, Shaolin, is a reunion with his New Police Story co-star Nicholas Tse and director Benny Chan.
Set during the early era of the Republic of China, Shaolin follows an arrogant warlord (Andy Lau) who conquers the township of Dengfeng, only to be betrayed by his sworn brother (Lau) and seeks refuge in a Shaolin temple he once denounced. Chan plays a monk in the temple.
After opening at the top of the box office in Hong Kong in January, Shaolin will finally see release in the U.S. this September from Well Go USA Entertainment, who have released a new, action-packed trailer for the movie. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.03.11 by Ryan
For those of you who can't get enough martial arts action-adventure movies, we have the first trailer for Jet Li's latest offering, The Warlords. The 2007 movie, currently available on Blu-ray, will be in American theaters this coming April.
Set in the midst of war and political upheaval during the Taiping Rebellion of the 1860s, the movie has Li as General Pang, who barely survives a brutal massacre of his fellow soldiers by playing dead and then joins a band of bandits led by Er Hu (Andy Lau) and Wu Yang (Takeshi Kaneshiro). Posted 12.29.09 by reelz