Originally Posted by iGiFF
Here is my theory: Ben Kingsley is playing a modified version of The Mandarin, that is more contemporary. He will be Afghani to fit with the Ten Rings of the MCU, and because The Mandarin is a chinese title, they will change his name... I say they should change it to one of his comic book aliases, Gene Khan, Zhang Tong or Tem Borjigin.
This could explain conflicting reports that he is not The Mandarin an that he is... technically, he wouldn't be.
Agreed. Technically, a descendant of Genghis Khan *could* live in Afghanistan, as the Mongols conquered and held the land for centuries.