Originally Posted by AVEITWITHJAMON
I thought the way he was done in the GN 'Haunted' was a perfect way to do him in a modern setting.
That's about the best way to go with Mandarin. Even though he doesn't need an armor in the books, they'll give him the obligatory armor in the movie, so he should get a lightweight unnoticeable armor covered by his robes. Kind of what Dr Doom or Kang have, but more lightweight and really unnoticeable. Definitely no Robo-Shredder like the Teen Iron Man animated series had.
He should be a combination of this