“Iron Man 3’s” Ben Kingsley has been talking up a “secret” Marvel project for some time now, but so far no one has any idea what he’s talking about. And I’m Marvel would like to keep it that way. Right?
As everyone already knows, Kingsley played the Mandarin in “Iron Man 3”, but his Mandarin wasn’t exactly, well, the Mandarin that people were expecting.
So does that relate in some way to this secret Marvel project? Turns out, Yes.
Via the boys at Latino-Review, Kingley’s secret Marvel project is in fact a sequel of sorts to “Iron Man 3”. According to LR:
According to sources, Marvel wants to make it up to fans so in the one shot, the REAL Mandarin is furious with Aldrich Killian and Ben Kingsley’s character Trevor Slattery for the mockery they made of the real Mandarin’s identity and legacy. The real Mandarin wants to set the record straight.
Hunh. That’s kind of an interesting take. I know a lot of reviewers thought the reveal about Kingsley’s Mandarin was uber cool, but I thought it was kind of dumb myself. But then again, I found much of “Iron Man 3” to be a bit dumb, but maybe that’s just me. Frankly, my favorite part was actually everything with the kid. I thought he was pretty funny.
Anyways, so a Marvel One Shot short film starring Kingsley, with the “real” Mandarin showing up? That seems like quite a major storyline for a limited thing like a one-shot, unless, of course, they plan on spinning it off into, say, “Iron Man 4”?
Could be interesting, if true.