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'Iron Man 3' to have Chinese story line

'Iron Man 3' will be filmed in China, with Chinese business partners, and a Chinese story line, says Disney. Iron Man 3 will star Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle.

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A scene from, "Iron Man 2." Walt Disney announced that Iron Man 3 will be shot in China as part of an effort to forge closer ties to Chinese audiences and China's movie industry.

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Walt Disney Co. said Monday it will co-produce its next "Iron Man" movie with a Chinese partner in Hollywood's latest effort to forge closer ties with China's fast-growing film industry.

"Iron Man 3," starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle, will begin filming this year, Walt Disney and its Chinese partner DMG Entertainment said. They said DMG will jointly produce the movie in China but gave no indication what parts might be filmed in this country.

"We know Chinese audiences love Iron Man. So we are going to add Chinese elements and a Chinese story into Iron Man 3," Disney's general manager for Greater China, Stanley Cheung, said at a news conference.

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Disney and Beijing-based DMG said the Chinese company will invest in "Iron Man 3" but gave no details.

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