Re: The Mandarin in Iron Man 3...Love it or hate it? - Part 2
I personally would prefer neither Trevor nor Killian to really have ever been the real Mandarin. The real Mandarin having never shown up in this movie at all is the way I'd go. Just make him some urban legend connected to the 10 Rings which Killian and his think tank appropriated for their schemes. Then later you can do the Mandarin right/justice. Simple.
So long Harry Potter. The MCU is now the biggest franchise in history domestic AND WW. You're next, Pixar. $841m to go WW for you.