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Old 05-11-2010, 01:21 PM   #18
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Default Re: Mandarin Casting/Discussion Thread

I think Favreau should read Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Haunted, and draw heavily on that for his interpretation of The Mandarin.

From the visuals (the long white hair and goatee, the smart business suit as opposed to robes) to his characterisation (his twisted belief that he is fighting for the greater good and a better world) to his cover as head of shady corporation Prometheus Global, the Knaufs just nailed the character, and made him feel relevant and compelling. That version of the character, or something similar to it, is one I could easily see translating to the screen.

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