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SDCC 2012: Iron Man 3 Footage Reveals The Mandarin

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Sat, 07/14/2012 - 23:50


The Iron Man 3 Panel was held earlier today which saw some darn exciting announcements and artwork revealed, including new Iron Man armor.

News on the Ant-Man movieCaptain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World and the Guardians of the Galaxy were also announced.

But of course just what fans were there to see — they got! Iron Man!

Robert Downey Jr. made an appearance and footage from Iron Man 3 was shown off.

And guess what?!


The Mandarin stood revealed! Ben Kingsley!

Here's the blurb via io9:

The last shot of the Comic Con trailer is a pair of hands with ten rings on them — caressing a ragged beard. These hands pull back a hood revealing a knotted head. And it's Ben Kingsley, looking sinister as Hell, sitting on a throne, flanked by temple dogs.

"Sir Ben's lovely and he's going to be absolutely terrific," says director Shane Black during the panel. Kingsley has developed a voice as the Mandarin, that he's been working on in his hotel room. "This guy is the Mandarin."

Iron Man 3 blasts off May 3rd, 2013 directed by Shane Black and starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle.

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