Originally Posted by OB12
I'd be more amenable to this. What I don't what to happen is for Mandarin to end up being some pawn, whose actions have very little weight after a Killian double-cross. Having Killian and AIM revealed as truly sinister but leaving the final confrontation with Mandarin to be a very epic showdown with IM would be what I'd like to see.
I think the main thing we'll take away from Killian in IM3 is that AIM is set up to be a recurring and powerful and sinister evil force that will have a presence in the MCU for years to come. The MCU version of SPECTRE, if you will. Killian will be an evil genius who's typically undone by his own ego, but he'll be shown to be just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to AIM. There'll be more evil geniuses and Scientist Supremes to take his place.