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Old 05-11-2014, 10:42 AM   #1
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SHH! Best Actors Worthy to play the "Real" Mandarin in Iron Man 4

After watching the One Shot, we learned that the real Mandarin of the Ten Rings is still out there somewhere in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and still hasn't appeared yet in the franchise. So far, Ben Kingsley's character, Trevor Slattery is the fake Mandarin and Guy Pearce's Aldrich Killian was never the actual version of the character but just a villain who adopted the name for his own purposes during the events in Iron Man 3 until Pepper killed him by blowing him up with Tony's bombs. Now the third Mandarin, who Ten Rings soldier Jackson Norriss want's Slattery to meet in person is sure to be the Marvel Cinematic Universe's real version of the character and Tony Stark's true arch enemy in the cinematic franchise. Surely after doing the One Shot and for how well it was done without bringing the actual Mandarin on set just yet and for not killing off Kingsley's character, Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios are gonna have to do the actual version of the Mandarin for the yet to be announced Iron Man 4 and they are not to slack off on wasting their time on stuff like Guardians of the Galaxy, Maggia, Hydra, or anything else and they will make sure that the real Mandarin has ten magic rings as he usually does and they will make sure that RDJ's Iron Man takes on that real Mandarin and the real Ten Rings army he leads. Whether the plot of the film be comic based or James Bond original, I'm sure that with all the time they got until they officially announce the film and it's release date, they will get the character done right.


Now incase Marvel still intends on having the character done in the film without the usual Asian ethnicity, these are the best fitting actors for the character:


Sean Penn (the #1 recommended choice for Mandarin without being Asian because of his slight resemblance to actor Ben Kingsley and believe me, he is the best bet on for the role)




Liam Neeson (Ra's Al Ghul from the Dark Knight Trilogy who starred with Kingsley in Schinder's List)



Russell Crowe



or Christian Bale (the Dark Knight Trilogy Batman)


or if Marvel Studios decides to revert to the character's original Asian nationality, then these are the best choices of Asian actors fit to play the real Mandarin but in a much more decent way and if they do, regardless of the twist and Shane Black they will be needing plenty of time to think long and hard on making the actual version work in a more decent and more appropriate way in his usual Chinese/Asian nationality;

#1 choice for Mandarin if Asian: Byung Hun Lee (Storm Shadow in the GI Joe films)



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Old 05-11-2014, 10:50 AM   #2
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Continuing where I left off with more actors worthy enough to play the real Mandarin in Iron Man 4

Will Yun Lee


Hiroyuki Sanada


Rick Yune



Kane Kosugi


or

Collin Chou


So feel free to choose which one of these actors in this article should be casted as the real Mandarin for Iron Man 4 or what ever project Marvel Studios has in mind for the character and please hurry. We gotta make sure Marvel gets the actual character done right with rings this time and that they won't screw around over other stuff like last time. So please choose who you think is best to play the real Mandarin for the 4th Iron Man movie and let Feige and Marvel Studios know ASAP.

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Old 08-02-2014, 05:36 PM   #3
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As cliche of a choice it is, I'm still a supporter of Chow Yun Fat. He has has the acting chops to match RDJ and the right presence.

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Old 08-13-2014, 05:06 AM   #4
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I'd go with Jason Mamoa. He's half white, half asian like The Mandarin himself. And he has that barbaric look of the character.





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Old 10-27-2014, 09:46 AM   #5
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I'm still hoping for Ben Kingsley somehow.

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Old 10-29-2014, 03:23 PM   #6
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The Mandarin is a Chinese kung fu badass with magic rings of power. This guy fits perfectly:


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Old 11-01-2014, 10:25 PM   #7
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The Mandarin is not racially Chinese. He's half british, half ethnic mongol.

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No Ken Watanabe yet?

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Old 11-10-2014, 11:20 AM   #10
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Andy Lau is pure asian. He'd be a horrible choice to play a half white character.

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Many half white ethnic people have played fully ethnic people in Hollywood. Interesting that the reverse would be "horrible".

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Old 01-25-2015, 03:48 PM   #12
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Jet Li would be my pick for Mandarin especially because Jet Li I don't think he has ever been in a superhero film but also Jet Li he has played villains before but here as Mandarin he would be perfect

My second pick would be Sanada

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Does anyone else think that when and if Marvel ever does revisit the Mandarin in a future IM film, that maybe one way they could keep the character Asian without offending the Chinese government is by casting a non-Chinese actor?

I mean, its probably true that one of the reasons why they may've taken the approach they did in IM3 is the fear that a Chinese villain would've gotten the film banned in market that is being increasing coveted. Casting say a Japanese or South Korean actor might not be as huge of an issue.

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He's half white, half mongol. Best choice would be a half-asian actor like Jason Mamoa.

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Old 02-16-2015, 08:17 AM   #16
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They're in a bit of a tricky spot with the Mandarin. Cast a white actor and it's whitewashing, cast a chinese actor and it'll probably get the film banned in China. Cast a Japanese actor and you're conflating Japan and China. Jason Momoa would be a fair choice but he probably has some sort of non-compete clause given he's playing Aqua-man.

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Please, no Will Yun Lee or Rick Yune. They are both rather dull, especially Yune.

They could always get Mark Dacascos, who is the same age as RDJ, and also played Wo Fat on Hawaii Five-0, giving a more modern spin on the typically communist Chinese villain. He is also half Asian and would be an acceptable compromise like Mamoa, except that he wouldn't be already tied to a DC franchise.





It can't be that no Asians can ever be cast as villains for fear that it will be seen as racist. Every single person from every race has the potential to be evil. None are excluded.

Wo Fat was modernised in Hawaii Five-0, but was still a very formidable Asian villain without being a caricature or stereotype.

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Old 02-25-2015, 08:34 AM   #18
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Default Re: Best Actors Worthy to play the "Real" Mandarin in Iron Man 4

We still don't know how many films RDJ has sign on his new contract or wether he really trolled just sign contract for other movies or another standalone iron man movie. But if marvel will do ironman 4 in phase 4 then the real mandarin should be introduced
My pick goes for sean penn

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