Ben Kingsley is The Mandarin!

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  1. craigdbfan

    craigdbfan Well-Known Member

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    It's a UN helmet.
     
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  2. Godsfireworks

    Godsfireworks Arch Duke of Anemone

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    Thanks, not sure if that solves the mystery, or just raises more questions. I think it's the latter. but I like it!
     
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  3. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze AW YEEEAH!

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    On the subject of The Mandarin, has anyone ever read the Iron Man comic storyline Haunted, written by the Knaufs? It's a great Mandarin story, and probably my favourite Iron Man comic story ever. It'd be cool if this film took some cues from the kind of threat The Mandarin is presented as from that.
     
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  4. Cody2575

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    Does anyone know what robe that is
     
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  5. Mr. Stark

    Mr. Stark Put On The Suit!

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    I agree great story for both characters. I think though they are using the five nightmares story line, with a mix of extremis.
     
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  6. The Caped Knight

    The Caped Knight Shield Avenger

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    Kingsley rocked in the latest trailer as The Mandarin!
     
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  7. thalidomide

    thalidomide The Enemy

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    HE IS THE MANDARIN!

    Mandarin > Obidiah > Whiplash
     
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  8. Mr. Dent

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    Yeah he IS the Mandarin. We haven't seen a full body shot of him standing up until now. Holy crap he looks just like the Mandarin.
     
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  9. JB-the-Hunter

    JB-the-Hunter Booty hunter

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    This is why you save your best villain for last.
     
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  10. ThePhantasm

    ThePhantasm 2 sexy 4 a stormtrooper

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    His voice seemed less deep in the new trailer, and had a weird cadence to it... much creepier than in the first trailer I thought.
     
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  11. Tacit Ronin

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    Ben looks great as the Mandarin. Though I am afraid we probably won't be seeing him fight Iron Man directly.
     
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  12. Mr. Dent

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    JB-the-Hunter Booty hunter

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    I think we could.
     
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    ThePhantasm 2 sexy 4 a stormtrooper

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    "Redeemed through blood"
     
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  16. The Caped Knight

    The Caped Knight Shield Avenger

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    :woot:
     
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  17. BigThor

    BigThor God of Thunder

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    Nah we will, we just HAVE to.
     
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  18. The Caped Knight

    The Caped Knight Shield Avenger

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    I hope they keep Mandarin alive so he can return for "The Masters Of Evil" alongside Loki, Red Skull etc...
     
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  19. Webfoot Hero

    Webfoot Hero West Coaster

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    From some of the rumors, it does seem that he survives and either escapes or is taken into custody. Possibly setting up for return in Avengers 2 or even another IM movie.
     
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  20. BigThor

    BigThor God of Thunder

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    Yes...yes...yesssss

    *chants* Masters of Evil, Masters of Evil, Masters of Evil!
     
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  21. MahvelBaby!

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    Feige re-iterated the rings being just rings in IM3, I hope he's lying but I'm just gonna believe him for now so I don't let it bug me when the movie comes out, if it's good it's good rings or no :)
     
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  22. BigThor

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    They should do SOMETHING though, control Extremis enhanced tech/humans atleast.
     
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  23. cherokeesam

    cherokeesam SHIELD Director Coulson

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    LOVE Mandarin's image and what they've done with him. The uber-terrorist. Glad they ditched the Fu Manchu and Jet Li imagery from the comics; those stereotypes definitely don't belong in the 21st century.

    Also, Mandarin's background has been personally revealed right here on the SHH front page by Feige himself. Pretty spoilery stuff there, so read at your own risk.

    http://www.superherohype.com/featur...iew-shane-black-and-kevin-feige-on-iron-man-3

    I like the backstory, though. Mandarin is an ex-agent --- wonder if they'll specify CIA or SHIELD or something else --- who had an attack of conscience, so to speak, and went all Col. Kurtz. Makes him crazy, crazy scary, and more believable at the same time.
     
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  24. The Caped Knight

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    interesting I like this approach to the character.
     
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  25. TheVileOne

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    So basically:

    He's apparently some hotshot ex-intelligence operative and he's gone a little nutso bringing about all the mayhem he's caused so he decided to use his knowledge to go off the reservation and go into terrorist business for himself. Almost like a privateer becoming a pirate.
     
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