Originally Posted by Shadowlord X
Here's a question wrt the Mandarin.
Given the recent gl debacle (which is still very fresh in the minds of the ga) which involves a 'magic space power ring', is now the right time to have a villain with 10 'magic space power rings'???
(No disrespect to gl fans)
Short answer: probably not the right time.
*Edit: longer answer: keep in mind that the ten rings are already out there. We've already seen two of them, on the fingers of Raza and Obadiah Stane. If those rings had any powers at all, Raza and Stane would have used them.
And if Mandarin is the mysterious shadow broker behind the Ten Rings terrorist organization, he clearly has no interest in gathering those ten physical rings together himself, since at least two people are *known* to be wearing them.
And, if the ten rings are already here and in possession of Mandarin and/or the Ten Rings terrorist group, then Fin Fang Foom becomes redundant and is no longer needed in the Marvel Film Universe. (Which would shoot down the popular internet theory that the Avengers' "leviathan" is, in fact, Foom.)