Originally Posted by Crimson King
And that was my biggest problem with the movie: they didn't highlight the fact that Mandarin was behind everything in the first two. It would've amped up the animosity big time.
i agree with another poster who said that killian appropriated the 10 rings name etc once they were all eliminated in iron man 1 by stane.
it just doesn't make sense if killian was behind everything (iron man 1 and even less, iron man 2)
i think if he was behind the whole trilogy the movie would have spelled it out; it's too important to leave ambiguous imo.