Discussion in 'Iron Man' started by NinjaTurtleFan, Oct 6, 2006.
Niether!!! Find someone new.
Not bad. I wouldn't mind seeing him in the role.
I agree with the reasoning of casting a Chinese actor for a Chinese character. I stand by the belief that Chow Yun Fat would be the ideal choice for the Mandarin.
How about Jackie Chan? I just think it would be cool to see him in a comic book movie!!
does the mandarin need to speak perfect english?
^Yes, he does.
Why does the Mandarin have to be chinese? Or even for that matter Asian... Why limit our choices on such things as racial boundaries, unless your a racist... We got think outside the box, which is why I present the best choice...
Dude...... thats the greatest casting suggestion I've heard since the Bale Dammit days....... Look at Stallone, he was able to beef up at age 60, Sheen can do the same.
I ****in love Martin Sheen, who saw the Departed? Dude now that I think about it, it's not hard to imagine, remember he played Jason Wynn in Spawn? Who to say he wouldn't kick ass here instead of some crappy over-the-top asian actor... Martin Sheen would bring dignity to the role, bring it on!!!
^OK, now you're just taking it too far. Some suit may be on here and assume that Mandarin doesn't need to be Chinese. Don't even start with that non-asian ****.
Yeah, madarin doesn't NEED to be asian, surely just the best person for the job works? Martin Sheen could work really well
Movies205, I have to give it to you, you're a ****ing genius! Martin Sheen is just a fantastic choice. He would totally OWN the role.
I swear to God, I need him to be cast. I would give up everything to see him as Mandarin. Ofcourse, some people will bull**** about the fact that Mandarine needs to be Asian. Well...NOT. Martin Sheen is perfect.
Let's be serious. It has to be played by an asian actor or else The Mandarin might be played by this guy:
He looks more like Magneto than the The Mandarin.
A white actor portraying someone with the moniker of The Mandarin doesn't bother any of you in the slightest. Add to the fact that his being chinese is part of the character, that he feels it's his duty to rule as his ancestors did. Sheen, while an excellent actor, wouldn't work. There will never be a valid reason why someone other than a chinese actor should portray this character, none. Note I'm not attempting to browbeat about this, but I don't want some nutball that works at the studio to happen upon this and assume it's fine to cast someone like that.
having either actor would be a good catch.. hope it happens soon..
Either guy would be great.
I vote for Yun Lee.
I say the first two choices in the first post because I haven't seen any of the other actors suggested work.
Cary Tagawa shoul definitely be The Mandarin.
Chow Yun-Fat should definitely be the 2nd choice.
Represent Asian pride.
If they end up going for a lesser known actor, then I think he would be a solid choice. Plus, those pictures posted of him in this same thread demonstrate that he can pull of the look of the Mandarin.