In April it was announced that Ben Kingsley was in talks to play the villain in the next film of the Iron Man series. Today Latino Review is announcing, as many speculated, that he will be play The Mandarin. More after the jump.
From Latino Review:
Here’s what we can CONFIRM as true (and not from some guy working security on an off-lot shoot): The Mandarin (as played by Ben Kingsley) is a villain in the ‘Iron Man 3,’ but he’s more a veiled threat as a silent partner to Guy Pearce’s Aldrich Killian. Killian is the man inventing Extremis and putting it into his “Extremis army” of multiple super-powered individuals.
Kingsley is an excellent actor and it should be fun to see him in this role.