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Old 04-14-2009, 11:31 AM   #1
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Default Return of Raza in Iron Man 3?

Iron Man's 'Raza' looks ahead to a bigger role in future installments

Faran Tahir, who played the terrorist leader Raza in the first Iron Man movie, told SCI FI Wire that he doesn't have a role in the upcoming sequel, but that his character may appear in a later installment.

"We're still talking about it," Tahir said in an exclusive phone interview on Thursday. "It hasn't been finalized yet, so we'll see. The character didn't die in the first one, and it is part of a larger story. Iron Man's biggest nemesis is Mandarin, and my character is the only reference to Mandarin. So we're still trying to figure out how it's going to fit. The things to consider, I think, are that if it is a bigger story, how much of it is exposed [and] when."

Raza was the leader of a group that is part of the larger Ten Rings organization, which in the Marvel Comics is run by the Mandarin. Or is Raza more than he appears?

"Is he the conduit to Mandarin?" Tahir said. "Does he become Mandarin? Is it just another leader of the Ten Rings, you know, thing? All the allusions [in] my first speech was all about Genghis Khan and all that, which is Mandarin's thing, you know? So I think they have created the character and the storyline very wisely. To leave it as open as possible so whatever they need to, you know, pull from, they will."

For his part, Tahir would love it if he turns out to be the ultimate bad guy in the Iron Man universe. "Of course I would," he said. "Yeah, yeah, we'll see. We'll see." Iron Man 2 is currently shooting in Los Angeles.

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Old 04-14-2009, 03:42 PM   #2
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I'd love for Raza to actually be The Mandarin.

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Old 04-14-2009, 04:01 PM   #3
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i wouldnt

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Old 04-15-2009, 09:14 AM   #4
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Well in the novelization Raza clearly isn't the Mandarin. Both he and Stane make references to the Mandarin as someone other than themselves. Now novelizations are never 100% accurate with what we get in the movies, but it is based off the script and does show where the filmmakers heads are at regarding the Mandarin. I'd say 95% chance that Tahir(Raza) won't be him.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:33 AM   #5
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Wasn't it pretty highly implied he died in the first one, or did Stane let him live? I don't think Stane let him live.

This bit of news, eh don't know what to think of it. Raza being Mandardin would kind of be a letdown IMHO.

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I wouldn't mind Raza being one of the Mandarins henchmen. I'd be very dissapointed if he turned out to be the Mandarin

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Old 08-16-2010, 11:29 PM   #7
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I speculated that Raza's character would become the Mandarin

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