Re: Mandarin discussion thread
I'm with you there. I think it's a knee-jerk reaction for certain fans to find some sort of logic to hold out hope when on the face of things it doesn't look the chances of what they want to happen are that great.
Black was specifically asked about Mandarin in regards to IM3 and responded dismissively that the character was a racist characterture. It's reasonable from that response to assume at the least that he isn't fond of the character. It's not like it's a great leap in logic to guess that he isn't likely to be fond of the idea of him as the villain in IM3.