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Ben Kingsley Further Hints Marvel Studios Secret Project Could Be Short Film

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Sat, 11/02/2013 - 13:50


We get more hints about Ben Kingsley's mysterious Marvel Studios project as the actor lets it be known it could be a short film attached to an upcoming DVD.

Kingsley stayed mum when questioned if it was about the Mandarin, but offered the following to Vanity Fair suggesting it could be along the lines of the Iron Man 3 Agent Carter short or The Avengers Item 47 film.

Not really. [Laughs.] I think it may be seen as . . . sometimes [Marvel] tacks on a short film to one of their other releases, maybe on a DVD or something. I haven’t heard anything at all about this. So it’s in progress. It will have to remain under wraps. Marvel was so brilliant in the way they kept the transition from the Mandarin to Trevor Slattery in Iron Man 3. They were absolutely brilliant at it. I so respect the way they dearly want to surprise their audiences. But we will just have to leave it in the realm of rumor.

Recently, Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce offered a similar response to the Mandarin rumor in that he stated nobody would be apologizing for the twist anytime soon.

The new Ben Kingsley short could be something as simple as the events preceding Iron Man 3, or even something after. I've even speculated that the secret project might involve Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.