Originally Posted by jaqua99
all I know, is that it sounds like Ironman is finally getting a worthy decent villain on screen, Stane was...a bit intimidating, but that's cause he's loud lol.
As much as I like Mickey Rourke, Whiplash was dissappointing, mandarin seems freakin awesome. Point blank
Whiplash was definitely disappointing, but I'm 99% sure we get a subtle reference to make it clear that Mandarin set Whiplash on the track to test Stark. Making some of it worthwhile because Mandi claims he was just testing the waters by letting Vanko do his thing... Mandarin is like the shark that's been circling Iron Man this whole time, allowing other smaller fish to attempt to eat him first, to test his tactics... and in some ways it'll come full circle with IM2, but not as much as IM1.