Last week, it was revealed that Iron Man 3 star had been working on a secret project for Marvel Studios. Now, Latino Review's El Mayimbe reckons he's got the skinny on what the project will be... If you haven't yet seen Iron Man 3 yet, watch out for massive SPOILERS!
Kingsley played drunken British actor Trevor Slattery (rather than the Mandarin himself) in Iron Man 3, as per instruction by Aldrich Killian (). According to these new reports, the secret project is a Marvel One-Shot which uses that premise:
According to sources, Marvel wants to make it up to fans so in the one shot, the REAL Mandarin is furious with Aldrich Killian and Ben Kingsley's character Trevor Slattery for the mockery they made of the real Mandarin's identity and legacy. The real Mandarin wants to set the record straight.
Yes, the REAL Mandarin.
How is he going to set the record straight? That I don't know. Who is going to play the real Mandarin? Don't know either. Wait and see.
Will we be seeing the real deal sometime soon, then? Kingsley previously spilled to the Belfast Telegraph about the project, "It's a secret Marvel project. I'm not allowed to say any more, you're going to have to wait and see." Ooooh secrets.
Were you guys annoyed with the way that The Mandarin was portrayed in Iron Man 3? The twist didn't bother me at all. I took it as cynical black humor about the media in general. And, of course, Kingsley delivered a great performance. What say you?