Robert Downey Jr. Promotes Iron Man 3 In Beijing

Robert Downey Jr. attends during the 'Iron Man 3' press conference at Conrad Hotel on April 4, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea Robert Downey Jr. attends during the 'Iron Man 3' press conference at Conrad Hotel on April 4, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea

Robert Downey Jr. has traveled to Beijing to promote “Iron Man 3,” which was filmed partly in China and features well-known Chinese actors.

At a news conference Saturday, Downey — who reprises the role of Tony Stark in the upcoming movie — said he’s fascinated with Chinese culture and loves Chinese movies, while urging the local audience to see the superhero film.

“Iron Man 3” was financed in part by the Chinese company DMG, which has created for the movie the role of Dr. Wu, played by the Chinese actor Wang Xueqi.

DMG chairman Xiao Wenge said introducing Chinese culture to the world is a core mission of his company. China also is a major overseas market for Hollywood movies.

“Iron Man 3” opens internationally later this month.

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