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View Poll Results: Who should play Mandarin
Chow Yun Fat 4 25.00%
Cary Tagawa 0 0%
Ken Watanabe 8 50.00%
Daniel Dae Kim 1 6.25%
Collin Chou 0 0%
John Lone 2 12.50%
Other 1 6.25%
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:50 AM   #26
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Ken Watanabe or Chow Yun Fat are the best choices imho

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Old 08-27-2010, 10:43 AM   #27
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John Lone, mainly because he is good at playing villians.

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Old 08-27-2010, 10:46 AM   #28
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I'm not familiar with any of his work, is he any good?

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Old 08-27-2010, 11:16 AM   #29
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I'm not familiar with any of his work, is he any good?
Ever see Rush Hour 2? He played the main villian, and he was Siwan Khan in The Shadow.

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Old 08-27-2010, 11:49 AM   #30
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I never noticed him in Rush Hour 2. He wouldn't be a bad choice. Better than Rain from Ninja Assassin

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Old 08-28-2010, 03:33 PM   #31
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I never noticed him in Rush Hour 2. He wouldn't be a bad choice. Better than Rain from Ninja Assassin
He also plays the title character in The Last Emperor.

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Old 08-29-2010, 11:41 AM   #32
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Hi everyone. I'm not great at Photoshop so I did a sketch of how I think the Mandarin should be like in Iron Man 3. He's basically Tony Leung as an evil Chinese Stark with ten vibranium rings inserted into his spine, giving him his powers. Comments here and on DA appreciated; http://alientraveller.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2xjjue

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Old 08-31-2010, 08:09 AM   #33
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I don't like the idea of a Chinese Stark, and certainly not rings in his spine. I'd want rings on his fingers and for the Mandarin not to be simply a business man. I'm not saying he has to look like Fu Manchu, but if he gets away from what makes him the Mandarin, then it's no longer the character. Even modern Chinese people sometimes wear ceremonial robes or traditional Chinese dress. That would hardly be racist.

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Old 09-06-2010, 04:27 AM   #34
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Don't know where the idea got started that robes are somehow integral to the Mandarin's character. In the comics, he only wore robes for a couple of appearances in the nineties.

Originally, he wore kung fu pajamas, almost a ninja outfit from the neck down, but with a supervillainy headpiece.

In the seventies and eighties he wore a barbariany looking outfit.

In the 2000's he's been mostly in a business suit

There is nothing vital or historically important about putting him in robes.

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Old 09-06-2010, 08:31 AM   #35
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The robes he may wear as a sign of his eccentricity a couple times I would think, but for the most part modern attire should be cool.

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Old 09-06-2010, 08:04 PM   #36
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Ken Watanabe is my favorite choice.

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Old 09-06-2010, 09:05 PM   #37
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I'd be cool with him just wearing a suit most of the time. Maybe have him wear the robes as a nod to the comics in one scene.

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Old 09-12-2010, 02:43 AM   #38
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I could live with Japanese (Ken Watanabe) or Korean actor as Mandarin. The actor has to have charisma and that badboy look saying "I'm Mandarin. While Doom use laser and Magneto conjure his mutant power from afar, I prefer kicking your ass directly with my kungfu". Watanabe while may have the charisma is going to be seen as slightly overweight as a kungfu practitioner.

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Collin Chou already played the Mandarin in Forbidden Kingdom




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Old 01-10-2011, 04:14 PM   #40
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The Mandarin is half-white, so they should get someone half-white to play him.

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The Mandarin is half-white, so they should get someone half-white to play him.

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If The Mandarin is used in Iron Man 3,he should be played by Ken Watanabe.

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Old 04-01-2012, 01:16 PM   #43
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I think Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa would be my choice. I'm sure it's not a favorite and MK movies did suck for the most part. But I think he is the guy, for me.

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