We may be seeing more of The Mandarin very soon in a new super secret Marvel project. According to an interview with the Belfast Telegraph (via Slashfilm), Kingsley claims to have worked on some sort of project with the same team he had worked with on Iron Man 3, saying:
It’s a secret Marvel project. I’m not allowed to say any more, you’re going to have to wait and see… I was with many members of the crew that were involved in Iron Man 3. It was lovely to see them again… I think they have enormous taste as creative artists. There’s nothing lazy or gratuitous about their work. They are at the top of their game, and they’re great company to keep.
It’s very difficult to upstage Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man, but if anyone has got close, it’s Ben Kingsley’s brilliant version of The Mandarin in Iron Man 3. It would have been all right leaving him as a once-off character, but it’s difficult not to speculate over what we may see in the future, with the most likely being a Marvel One-Shot short, much like those previously released on the Blu-Rays of Marvel movies. Of course, there are other possibilities, such as a cameo on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or another full film project, but whichever it is, it means more Mandarin.
Last Updated: October 23, 2013