Re: Mandarin discussion thread
I don't mind changing Mandarin up to a more modern terrorist archetype. Kingsley sort of fits that bill ethnicity wise. It's not the worst casting decision in terms of changing a character's race. However, I just would have preferred a closer comic book counterpart given how iconic the character is in Iron Man lore. I thought Michael Clarke Duncan worked in Dare Devil because the actor matched the physique and the build of the character, on top of being an established actor. I don't think Kingsley resembles the character in the least bit. But the character is being written simply as a criminal mastermind that does all his work behind the scenes. Perhaps he isn't meant to see action at any point. Kinda lame if you ask me. I just hope we don't get another armored villain at the end. If they are going with cyborgs and nanotechnology, that is something much different than what we have gotten. I just need something a lot more organic as a threat.