The folks at Marvel are putting a little more focus on the seemingly useless character of The Mandarin (played by the almighty Ben Kingsley). Though he wandered through Iron Man 3 without much purpose other than being a façade for more devious undertakings, the renewed interest seems to suggest they might be looking to make him more than what we’ve seen thus far. Check out the first clip from the upcoming All Hail the King one-shot and see what you think.
Personally, I’m pretty excited they’re keeping him around. With the upcoming Doctor Strange movie, they might do something surprising and turn him into a villain worthy of the Doctor’s time.
You can check out the entirety of All Hail the King when it finally hits on February 25th. You will, however, have to pick up the Blu-ray of Thor: The Dark World to see it. At least until about an hour later when it ends up on your local torrent site.
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.