Details of Ben Kingsley’s Secret Marvel Project Revealed!

This Marvel One-Shot will tie into ‘Iron Man 3’ and the history of Mandarin. No release plan has been announced yet.

Details on Ben Kingsley's secret Marvel project revealed
Details on Ben Kingsley's secret Marvel project revealed
Last week, Iron Man 3 star Ben Kingsley confirmed that he is working on a secret Marvel project, though no further details were revealed at that time. Many speculated that his character would return in a Marvel One-Shot. But it was unclear how or why, or what ties it would have to the current Marvel Phase Two universe of films.

Here's what Ben Kingsley originally had to say about the mystery project.

"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. It was great to be with this wonderful family. 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."

Now, if you haven't seen Iron Man 3, the rest of this might not make any sense. And there are Major Spoilers ahead.

Ben Kingsley plays the villain Mandarin in Iron Man 3, a character that is later revealed to be a pawn in Aldrich Killian's game. Mandarin, as it turns out, is actually just some lowly theater actor named Trevor Slattery, who is oblivious to his own current game of fooling Tony Stark into thinking he is a master terrorist. Many fans didn't like this take on the iconic Marvel bad guy, and now, with this secret project, Marvel is looking to right that wrong.

Ben Kingsley's secret Marvel project will be a Marvel One-Shot. The story will follow the 'real' Mandarin, who is appalled by Trevor's globally broadcast terror attacks. Wanting to reclaim his name, Mandarin sets out to abolish Trevor and Aldrich. While its unclear at the moment who would play Mandarin (will they cast Asian this time?), it seems entirely plausible that Guy Pearce will return as Killian.

The Marvel One-Shot films have been attached to Marvel's Blu-ray and DVD releases in the past, so it's possible that this short may be included in the Thor: The Dark World release sometime next year. Right now, no release strategy has been discussed.

Also, nothing has been confirmed by Marvel at this time. But this news comes from Latino Review, and they are usually on the money.

Are you excited about seeing who the "real" Mandarin is? Let us know!

Sources: Latino Review

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  1. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 I don't see how they copied the Dark Knight Rises.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. undeadslayer4

    @bane5000 dude they copied dkr so it doesnt count

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  3. undeadslayer4

    @CoreyB finally they should that with dark knight as well

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  4. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic like they screwed mandarin making him look like a puppet instead of the real mandarin but its fine now because there making a new mandarin that be the actual mandarin

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  5. Sean

    @CoreyB Yes, I really enjoyed Iron Man 3 as well and I also thought it was fantastic. But yet, at the same time, I also would really like to get to see Marvel studios version of the Mandarin from the comics and not the two fake Mandarins from Iron Man 3.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. CoreyB

    @themoviefanatic sounds to me likeMarvel listened to fanboys and are panicking and rushing to make this right in their eyes wheni for one found. iron man 3 to be fantastic! Leave it alone ...but whatever I'm sure it'll all turn out cool

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag

  7. Sean

    @bane5000 Yeah, You do make a good point there.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  8. Bane5000

    @themoviefanatic ...I still say til this day if IM3 didnt have the twist and had kept Kingsley as The Mandarin, a smart, tactical, cold and frightning terrorist that could really exist in the world today, the movie wouldve been alot more awesome and couldve had another great villain in the MCU rivaling Loki

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  9. Sean

    @bane5000 I hope it ends up being that what ever the age is of Mandarin in the comics, is the same age that the actor be that will play the real Mandarin in the upcoming marvel one-shot short film.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  10. Bane5000

    @themoviefanatic...True, but its more obvious now that Marvel Studios likes to change things up a bit when it comes to its characters

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  11. Sean

    @bane5000 I get what you're saying but if I am not mistaken, the mandarin is older in the comics, then the actor is that you were mentioning of.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  12. Bane5000

    @themoviefanatic...Not at all buddy, would be a new take of having The Mandarin be a bit younger than Tony and give him a run for his money...or better yet his life as his most formidable enemy :]

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  13. Michael Kolesik

    Yes, please, right the sin that Iron Man 3 made. If you do, I'll love you forever. I mean it.

    1 year agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  14. Sean

    @bane5000 You don't think that Ian Anthony Dale would be too young for the role as the Mandarin ?

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  15. Josh

    @bane5000 That's actually a good idea. Like the Wizard of Oz but completely clueless about it.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I don't care anymore.

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  17. Bane5000

    Damn, and I was more than hoping that The Ten rings group would just break out Trevor from prison, since they or the world had no idea he was just an actor and truly thought he was their leader, and he can just go on and continue his ruse being The Mandarin...I mean who's gonna question him after that when he'll have an entire Terrorist organization backing him :-/

    But if their truly is a Mandarin in the world, my best suggestion to play him would be Ian Anthony Dale from the show The Event and recently played Scorpion in the Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short series

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  18. the-wolverine

    When i watched the movie I hoped like mad that there would be something more to the villain, i thought that Ben's character would be a fall guy sent by the real Mandarin. They better make some mind-bending plays.

    1 year agoby @the-wolverineFlag

  19. Sean

    @CoreyB No, He won't be the real Mandarin. That is what will be the whole point of this short film, which is so that the real Mandarin is revealed to everyone.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  20. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 What do you mean exactly ?

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  21. CoreyB

    Would be cool if kingsley was really him all along

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag

  22. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic finally i thought they were just gonna leave like that just like what they did with cyclops

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  23. Sean

    @ghostman Yeah, I bet that's what it means.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  24. DiamondDesignHD

    Poster made by DiamondDesignHD

    1 year agoby @DiamondDesignHD-10157076Flag

  25. Ghostman

    So does this mean the "real" Mandarin will appear in Iron Man 4 or The Avengers 3?

    1 year agoby @ghostmanFlag

  26. Sean

    Ha, I knew Guy Pearce's character wasn't the real Mandarin! I had a feeling that would end up being the case!

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  27. Brizzy

    @therealGoku Let's not stop there, let's get a f*cking fifth while they're at it.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  28. Brizzy

    @thedude1 Apparently, he can't.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  29. TheDude1

    @therealGoku That guy just looks like an idiot. I doubt he can even string two words together.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

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