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Old 10-28-2012, 07:58 PM   #601
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His voice as the Mandarin was just badass in the trailer. Very resonant. I'm eager to see what he pulls off in this movie though I'm STILL wondering why he isn't Asian. Mandarin's a pretty delicate villain to write into a movie because no matter how badass you make him, his origin and entire point is pretty racist.

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He has very pronounced R's. It's interesting how his dialogue sounds Joker/Bane-ish.

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If that's the case, Marvel should've already had him planned and appearing since Iron Man 1. Maybe they could do a special edition like Star Wars one day and have him inserted into some scenes plotting in the background.

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I wonder will there be a Mandarin action figure.

and what's up with the Cap-shield logo on the back of his neck? This needs to be addressed.

I wonder will he be treated like a Bin Laden type figure, making announcements via video, and nobody knows where he really lives..

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His voice as the Mandarin was just badass in the trailer. Very resonant. I'm eager to see what he pulls off in this movie though I'm STILL wondering why he isn't Asian. Mandarin's a pretty delicate villain to write into a movie because no matter how badass you make him, his origin and entire point is pretty racist.
To put it simply: this movie is being co-financed by China, so they made The Mandarin's race purposely ambiguous so as not to offend by having a stereotypically Chinese main villain.

From our standpoint, it does seem kind of ridiculous, but from a business standpoint, it makes sense. You want your movie to make money, you have to compromise somewhere.

However, to be fair, Ben Kingsley is part Indian, so he is technically still Asian in a sense.

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Yeah that doesn't count. India and China are two different countries.

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Yeah that doesn't count. India and China are two different countries.
Maybe we'll get a Shang Chi film one day as a Bollywood movie.

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First FULL look.

I have a love-hate with this look. I like the overall concept of his appearance, but he looks a little too "dingy" for my taste. I'd rather he look a little more slick and clean. Brighter colors would help I think.

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I think he looks aces. Really creepy vibe to him.

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You see and I just wouldn't take Mandarin in a creepy direction. I'd rather his look be more unique from his previous two "associates" (in the last two films).

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Looks like he's wearing a basketball jersey.

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Yeah, why is he wearing that? He should have something that looks like it's from a different century instead.

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You see and I just wouldn't take Mandarin in a creepy direction. I'd rather his look be more unique from his previous two "associates" (in the last two films).

Compared to a russian mad scientist in a suit of armor with whips and a guy in a suit who winds up in a giant version of the mark I, I'd call that 'creepy' look pretty unique, comparatively...

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the shirt is a bit odd though, maybe we'll get better look of it in the future.

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First FULL look.

I have a love-hate with this look. I like the overall concept of his appearance, but he looks a little too "dingy" for my taste. I'd rather he look a little more slick and clean. Brighter colors would help I think.
He's a barbarian warlord; he SHOULD look dingy.

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Does he have black hair or brown hair? I think it looks rather brown but could be the lighting. Black would look more striking and is the accurate colour of the Mandarin. Superman (in Superman Returns) or Elvis (before he dyed it) with brown hair never looked as iconic as when they had black hair.

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I like the dragon stonework in the background.

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Anyone else remember when Ben Kingsley was NOT playing the Mandarin???

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Compared to a russian mad scientist in a suit of armor with whips and a guy in a suit who winds up in a giant version of the mark I, I'd call that 'creepy' look pretty unique, comparatively...
Neither of them were his associates. They weren't part of the Ten Rings.

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The shirt is weird. Is it like some Rock N Roll band shirt?

I also get the sense he'll have a few costumes in this movie. This one seems tied to the scene.

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Anyone else remember when Ben Kingsley was NOT playing the Mandarin???
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His outfit doesn't look dingy at all to me, but hey that's just me. *shrugs*

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Neither of them were his associates. They weren't part of the Ten Rings.
I know Whiplash/Vanko wasn't but Raza was one of his associates and I believe Stane was too. They both had the large rings on their finger.

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You don't think he looks different to Obidiah and Vanko?

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Wasn't Justin Hammer wearing one too, or was that just a regular ring?

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