Originally Posted by R_Hythlodeus
I'm wondering if the SHIELD/secret agency background for Mandarin makes him too similar to Silva from Skyfall.
I don't think that will be the case. In fact, probably old news I'm certain, but I'm bringing it up for discussion: it's been said on set that the Mandarin's influence of character is very much inspired by my all time favorite perfromances of Marlon Brando's: Colonel Kurtz from Apocalypse Now.
This makes me even more giddy to see Kingsley.