Re: The Mandarin in Iron Man 3...Love it or hate it? - Part 2
RDJ is not signed on for IM4 at this time. Why would they retcon their big twist of IM3 afterward, when the chances of a RDJ IM4 are very slim? It would just confuse people. I'm not a fan of the Trevor was a dude playing a dude disguised as another dude idea. They had their vision of the Mandarin. It was Killian. Just stick with it and move on. Besides, the One-Shot's have not done anything all the "relevant" in them. Seriously, they just explained why Abomination wasn't an Avengers (in order to retcon 1 after creds scene), Coulson fought some thugs, some bank robbers had a weapon, and Peggy kicked the crap out of some dudes. Chances are this will be an isoloated film and nothing that NEEDS to be seen (much like the others).
I think people not pleased with the twist are grasping at straws.
Rating MCU films: Iron Man - 4/5, The Incredible Hulk - 4/5, Iron Man 2 - 3/5, Thor - 4.5/5, Captain America: The First Avenger - 5/5, The Avengers - 5/5, Iron Man 3 - 4/5, Thor: The Dark World - 4/5, Captain America: The Winter Soldier - 5/5
My review of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
, X-Men: Days of Future Past