Re: The IRON MAN 3 News & Speculation Thread - Part 5
Isn't the whole co-production status with China so Marvel/Disney can distribute IM3 in China? I remember that's a reason for it. China's a huge, relatively-untapped market (at least 3 times the size of the US in terms of population). Remember the early story synopsis about Chinese heroes assisting IM? I'm sure Marvel/Disney is going to take advantage of Mandarin being the villain and try their best to use Chinese story elements (and some co-financing) to make a legitimate, theatrical representation in the country.
I think it's hilarious that Loki's still got all his crazy story theories going. Theories that are far more complex than all the films released so far. The stories of all the Marvel movies so far have been rather thin with very little connective tissue other than some SHIELD appearances (often shoe-horned into the plot). I don't think they're going to switch gears and suddenly decide to make everything completely interwoven and complex. It just doesn't fit Marvel Studio's MO.