Originally Posted by Anno_Domini
Except that the "true" Mandarin(Killian) is dead, lol.
Because of his Extremis-based powers there is a definite possibility that Killian survived. Prior to his being blown up by Pepper, we saw him regenerate after Tony encased him in the Mark 42 armor and destroyed it. Before that, Pepper had survived being dropped 200 feet into a burning dock. Savin had healed after being caught in Taggert's fatal explosion as well as from wounds he received while fighting Tony in Tennessee. Therefore there is no reason why Killian's survival would be absolutely out of the question, given his powers. Also, Kevin Feige stated that we will see Extremis in other films, which may or may not involve Killian's resurrection.