Recently, Ben Kingsley let it be known that he is involved in a top secret Marvel project.
It then was rumored that the "real" Mandarin would "set the record straight," and that he was "furious" at what happened with Aldrich Killian and Ben Kingsley’s character Trevor Slattery.
Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce took to Twitter to not exactly shoot the rumor down.
"One thing I know for sure: nobody's going to be apologizing for the Mandarin twist any time soon," Pearce said in response.
While Pearce didn't specifically deny it, basically all he did was say he isn't sorry for what went down in the movie.
Who knows if the rumor is true, but we've speculated here that it could mean an appearance for the Mandarin and Ben Kingsely on Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.