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Old 10-22-2012, 09:17 PM   #326
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Mandarin looks so... dirty and unkempt. Not at all how I expected him to look. I'll wait for a full look, though.
It's a mix of different looks. He's wearing detailed robes for goodness sake.

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I'm liking the look so far, I also don't believe he will have the rings in this film, though unlike some I hope he does in some way or form, maybe something Extremis related?

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Old 10-22-2012, 09:30 PM   #328
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Its gonna be sooo awesome seeing one of the greatest comic villains of all time come to life on the screen!! Dreams are finally coming true

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Old 10-22-2012, 09:42 PM   #329
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One thing I have to say is that from the still, he doesn't really look like Ben Kingsley at all to me.

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I'm liking the look of Mandarin. Hope the trailer shows some more of him.

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I like how Kevin Feige explained this casting by saying that the so-called "Mandarin" will be showing "the symbolism of various cultures and iconography that he perverts for his own end." It comments on the real-life tendency of corrupt people to exploit nationalism or racial pride to further their own agendas. I can already see how this might connect to the Iron Patriot who will also be portrayed in this movie.

Still disappointed that they didn't cast someone of Chinese or East Asian ethnicity for this. Asian people still haven't truly made it in Hollywood, even when it comes to roles that are perfectly suited for them.

So glad Ken Watanabe is in with Nolan.

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I'm liking the look so far, I also don't believe he will have the rings in this film, though unlike some I hope he does in some way or form, maybe something Extremis related?
It's already been confirmed by people who saw the comic-con trailer that he'll have the rings, it's whether or not they'll do anything that's unclear.

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Old 10-22-2012, 09:58 PM   #333
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This movie is post-Avengers. Alien or magical rings should be no problem at all.

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Old 10-22-2012, 10:00 PM   #334
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Thinking that the "Mandarin" role should've gone to an actor of Chinese or East Asian ethnicity, a group that is already underrepresented in Hollywood, doesn't make someone an idiot.

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I think the main reason an Asian (Chinese) didn't get the part is because the part in question is that of the main villain. They realize that casting an Asian as a "terrorist" as he has been described will probably lead to its censorship (maybe even ban) in China, etc.

It's not a function of not wanting to give parts to capable Asian actors. It's a function of playing the political game so they don't miss out on a huge chunk of change with distribution in Asian territories.

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I think the main reason an Asian (Chinese) didn't get the part is because the part in question is that of the main villain. They realize that casting an Asian as a "terrorist" as he has been described will probably lead to its censorship (maybe even ban) in China, etc.

It's not a function of not wanting to give parts to capable Asian actors. It's a function of playing the political game so they don't miss out on a huge chunk of change with distribution in Asian territories.

Just my two cents.
Very good post. People don't realize how the rest of the world views movies that are American made.

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It's a mix of different looks. He's wearing detailed robes for goodness sake.
That's nice and all... but I was referring to his face and hair. Like I said, I'm awaiting a full look.

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This wil be the best entry of the series. Not an origin, not dragged down by the avengers. Pure iron man.

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Is he actually called the Mandarin in this movie or will he just not have a name?

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Old 10-22-2012, 10:27 PM   #341
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I don't have a problem with them changing Mandarin to make him more central Asian. I actually like it better that he is a terrorist leader in the mid east, makes it more relevant. The problem is that his name is still The Mandarin, which implies it totally should be Chinese/East Asian. I wonder if they will do what they did in the first two movies and only allude to the name ("we're Iron Mongers..."). Either way, these are only minor complaints. Every MCU villain has been a great performance, so I can't imagine they will all of a sudden fall on their face now. This dude will be awesome.

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Ben Kingsley looks awesome as Mandarin.

I am getting Ras Al Ghul type vibe from his character, who would be head of ten rings organization. I feel they are going for a grounded take on the character, but later on his rings could be shown of alien origin (Asgardian perhaps ?) that would give him some powers. (but not in this movie.)

Isn't Kingsley is of mixed ethnicity, he is half Indian.

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This wil be the best entry of the series. Not an origin, not dragged down by the avengers. Pure iron man.
Heres hoping! Having The Mandrin at last is what excites me the most.

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Okay, shutting up now.

Can't wait to see what he does in this film. Mandy was never a favorite villain for me, but maybe I'll change my mind after this.

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Ben Kingsley looks awesome as Mandarin.

I am getting Ras Al Ghul type vibe from his character, who would be head of ten rings organization. I feel they are going for a grounded take on the character, but later on his rings could be shown of alien origin (Asgardian perhaps ?) that would give him some powers. (but not in this movie.)

Isn't Kingsley is of mixed ethnicity, he is half Indian.
He is half Indian. His birth name is Krishna Pandit Bhanji.

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Still disappointed that they didn't cast someone of Chinese or East Asian ethnicity for this. Asian people still haven't truly made it in Hollywood, even when it comes to roles that are perfectly suited for them.
But they cast asians in other, less villainous, roles in the movie to make up for it.

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Any time you have a villain in a movie who is not white, some group starts ******ing and saying it's racist and all that crap - so what could Marvel do...?

I hope the Radioactive Man is still Chinese ...

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Thinking that the "Mandarin" role should've gone to an actor of Chinese or East Asian ethnicity, a group that is already underrepresented in Hollywood, doesn't make someone an idiot.
But not realizing that the actor playing him is half Indian, which is still considered an Asian. He's just not Far East Asian like many wanted.

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Any time you have a villain in a movie who is not white, some group starts ******ing and saying it's racist and all that crap - so what could Marvel do...?

I hope the Radioactive Man is still Chinese ...
They cast a Chinese actor to play him; it's just that he won't be called Radioactive man by name.

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