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'Iron Man 3' Eyes Ben Kingsley for Villain; He Will Not Play Mandarin

The actor is in final negotiations to play a character somehow tied to nanobot technology in this Shane Black directed sequel.
Ben Kingsley to play villain in Iron Man 3
Ben Kingsley to play villain in Iron Man 3
Ben Kingsley is in final negotiations to take on an important role in the upcoming Marvel sequel Iron Man 3 for director Shane Black.

The character Ben Kingsley will play has not been revealed, but sources are adamant that the Oscar-winning actor will not be playing fan favorite villain Mandarin. It is known that the persona he will take on is somehow tied into nanobot technology, and that he will be working against, not with, Tony Stark in this third chapter of the popular franchise.

Shane Black is writing the screenplay alongside Drew Pearce. Robert Downey Jr. will once again portray Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) for the fourth time, and Scarlett Johansson is expected to return as The Black Widow. The plot is rumored to revolve around the use of nanobots to replicate the super serum used to turn Steve Rogers into Captain America.

Iron Man 3 was released May 3rd, 2013 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale. The film is directed by Shane Black.

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Comments (37)

  1. thedude-abides

    @bawnian-dexeus Just the release date. October 12th!

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  2. Yannick Decorte

    These days it seems like there are only two types of Hollywood villains: those played by Mark Strong, and those played by Ben Kingsley.

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  3. Aaron Tily

    Fook yeah! (Reference to Austin Powers lol)

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  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides Any new intel on The Master?

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  5. thedude-abides

    It. Never. Ends.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  6. Cripple

    Regardless I am excited to see Kingsley in whatever role he will be portraying.

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  7. Cripple

    Very nice. Though I'm not always for multiple villains, maybe Mandarin will still be in this?......Please?

    2 years agoby @crippleFlag

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