'Iron Man 3' villain: Is it the Mandarin?
'Iron Man 3' villain rumors swirl, with some saying actor Ben Kingsley is portraying the Mandarin.
Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is the first entry in phase 2 of The Avengers movie universe, and after the success of The Avengers, it’s safe to say that Marvel movie mania is at an all-time high. Iron Man 3 casting announcements and plot rumors have been circulating like wildfire on the Blackwater, but as production on the film kicks off in Wilmington, North Carolina, details from the set are being leaked to the Internet.Skip to next paragraph
Screen Rant had a humble start back in 2003 as a place to rant about some of the dumber stuff related to the movie industry. Since then, the site has grown to cover more and more TV and movie news (and not just the dumb stuff) along with sometimes controversial movie reviews. The goal at Screen Rant is to cover stories and review movies from a middle ground/average person perspective.
Hayden Panettiere: Will she return for the 'Heroes' miniseries?
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson will return for 'Pitch Perfect 2,' star Elizabeth Banks will direct (+video)
Oscars 2014: Nominee 'Her' is all too timely for one husband
Nick Lachey set to make debut as host of 'Big Morning Buzz Live'
Adam Driver: Will he star as the villain in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'?
Subscribe Today to the Monitor
Read on for some unconfirmed rumors from various “sources” who claim to have knowledge of the Iron Man 3 storyline.
Latino Review is dropping a big exclusive, in which they claim to have some better sources than the “crew members on the set” that other sites are sourcing. Here’s the deal with the Iron Man 3 villain situation, according to LR:
- Ben Kingsley IS playing The Mandarin. However, Kingsley’s Mandarin is a background mastermind, while Guy Pearce’s scientist character, Aldrich Killian, is the more direct threat.
- Pearce’s character will invent the Extremis nanotechnology, and use it to transform multiple people into (literal) killing machines.
- Minor villains Firepower (played by Ashley Hamilton) and Coldblood-7 (played by James Badge Dale) will not be the same as their obscure comic book counterparts, but will rather be generic cyborg types created by Killian’s Extremis technology.
- Actor William Sadler (Die Hard 2) is in the cast of Iron Man 3 for some yet-to-be-revealed role.