Consider this Iron Man week.
Yesterday, Marvel Studios released a teaser of their Iron Man 3 trailer, which is hitting the net tomorrow. Earlier today, some screen shots and new poster were released. And now… we have our first look at Ben Kingsley as the villainous Mandarin (above).
In the comics, and other IM lore, the Mandarin is a wacky Asian with an evil set of rings. According to the Iron Man 3 synopsis: “Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible.”
Now I know some are still up in arms about casting Kingsley in the role of the Chinese born super-villain, but I’m happy that they got such a solid actor. What do you think? Did Marvel do us all wrong by whitewashing Mandarin and also, Gandhi vs. Iron Man. Who ya got?