New IRON MAN 3 Villain Details Revealed

More info about the villains in Marvel Studios' third Iron Man film has been revealed, including who exactly Ben Kingsley is playing and how large of a role Guy Pearce's Aldrich Killain has.

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By Paul Romano - 5/30/2012


Marvel Studios' third Iron Man movie (which is described as "a huge tech-James-Bond-thriller") is currently filming in Wilmington, North Carolina, and now we have some more info on what we can expect from the threequel's villains (played by Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce). Latino Review, who has been doing a great job of revealing exclusive details on the film's production, has confirmed that (possible spoilers) that Kingsley will be playing none other than The Mandarin (despite Marvel's denying that the character will make an appearance). Yesterday, we heard that Mandarin will be the villain, but that there will be 'twins' who work for him. However, Latino Review is saying that this isn't true.

Additionally, the site says that Mandarin won't have as big of a role as Aldrich Killian (played by Guy Pearce), who is said to be the primary antagonist of the film. Killian is the man who invents "Extremis" and an "Extremis army". Lastly, William Sadler's reps and Marvel both said "No Comment" when asked about the actor's involvement (which was another scoop that Latino Review recently broke).

Directed by Shane Black and starring Robery Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall and James Badge Dale, Iron Man 3 is set to hit theaters May 3rd, 2013.









Source: Latino Review
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blvdnoise - 5/30/2012, 8:04 AM
Kool story bro!
mawilli4 - 5/30/2012, 8:09 AM
I live in Charlotte. That's about 4 hours away. I'll see if I can't sneak down to the set one day.
Hellsing - 5/30/2012, 8:13 AM
Guy pearce as the villain [frick] yes I am sold. I believe pearce was on the wish list of actors marvel wanted to play stark so its kinfa funny that he's playing the villain. Same thing happened Cillian Murphy I believe.
Orphix - 5/30/2012, 8:16 AM
I wonder if Hammer is gonna make some sort of appearance in this?? Would be cool - kind of liked Sam Rockwell.

A couple of years will have passed since his incarceration so he maybe about.

Love Guy Pearce too. He was alwayd my fave to play Dr Strange.
Greengo - 5/30/2012, 8:18 AM
shocking

Guy Pearce is one of my fav's

Lockup sucked though :(
Greengo - 5/30/2012, 8:19 AM
This shit just keeps getting better and better
Dedpool - 5/30/2012, 8:27 AM
I can see Kinglsey as the Mandarin. Play him as a brit that has grown up and fully embraced the culture, but it's more Imperialistic past.
WolvieCBM - 5/30/2012, 8:33 AM
Awesome!
Kayo - 5/30/2012, 8:33 AM
EXCELLENT!
Scion - 5/30/2012, 8:34 AM
But Killian didn't create the Extremis Tech. I hope they keep him a home grown terrorist and include Maya Hansen instead.
batfan175 - 5/30/2012, 8:37 AM
@batlizard: have you even read Les Misérables?
LucasMend - 5/30/2012, 8:38 AM
Oh god an "extremis army"? enough of armor supervillains. But I think it's cool that Mandarin role is not that big, maybe they can just bring him and give him a bigger role on a fourth movie.
Conaan - 5/30/2012, 8:38 AM
hmmmm...
cartoonpersona - 5/30/2012, 8:39 AM
This cast is amazing
ROBBEATZZZ - 5/30/2012, 8:40 AM
kool looks like mandarin is pulling the strings..maybe we will see him more later down the line
marvelmaniaco - 5/30/2012, 8:41 AM
Sounds good to me :) I want to see the mandarin bad but I know he's not in it much but I hope they show his tre powers
marknjoanna - 5/30/2012, 8:46 AM
any other villian would hurt this movie i think.so bring on the mandarin,ftw

mawilli4 - 5/30/2012, 8:09 AM
Report Comment I live in Charlotte. That's about 4 hours away. I'll see if I can't sneak down to the set one day.

was there not long ago and will be there when rush (the band)comes to town,loved the zoo you guys have,very nice.
HelaGood - 5/30/2012, 8:48 AM
mandarin is the obvious IM3 choice
and yeah he wont be chinese, but he is still the mandarin!
thalidomide - 5/30/2012, 8:59 AM
even RDJ is excited


DukeAcureds - 5/30/2012, 9:02 AM
Yaay! At long last, the Mandarin shows his face! Hope they're still doing the ten rings thing that the first one started. And Guy Pearce!! Bonus!
thalidomide - 5/30/2012, 9:08 AM
sikwon - 5/30/2012, 9:18 AM
ben kingsley will be fantastic. i have absolutely zero problem with tony fighting more armored villans but i think they have big plans for iron man 3. theres no way that anyone involved is going to let this movie suck, im2 was sub par and they are aware of that. coming off of the avengers it seems like they are only going to be doing a better job, all the details cominhg out about im3 and thor2 sound fantastic. make mine marvel (along with some darkknight rises amazingness and MOS amazingness.) its going to be a good couple of years!
Greengo - 5/30/2012, 9:19 AM
omf'ng
Hela changed his avatar holyshit
Kayo - 5/30/2012, 9:23 AM
@Gusto: i can smell her melon man
sexfoodcomics - 5/30/2012, 9:25 AM
I doubt they will actually call him mandarin in the movie.
SageMode - 5/30/2012, 9:26 AM
I doubt they're gonna make Ben Kingsley British as the Mandarin. They're probably gonna make him middle eastern like those guys from the Ten Rings in IRON MAN.
Ranger14 - 5/30/2012, 9:28 AM
Mandarin will need to be in additional films in order for his storyline to play out in the most effective way.

Gman20@ We haven't seen anything as to how Mandarin is going to look or be depicted as a character yet and all we have is rumor at this time. If we start seeing images and footage where he is far from the source, then I will be the first to express disappointment. But, I am a Marvel and DC fan who likes CBM's that bring the comic to life on screen. If it feels like I am seeing the actual comic on screen, I am happy.
ColonoscopyKid - 5/30/2012, 9:28 AM
yaaaawwwwnnnn!!!!!!!!who gives a flying [frick]!
GiantNerd0720 - 5/30/2012, 9:29 AM
@batlizard That pic is seriously going to give me night terrors.
jessepostal - 5/30/2012, 9:30 AM
There not just gonna waste the mandarin on not being a primary antagonist, are they setting him up for the avengers?
Gmoney84 - 5/30/2012, 9:32 AM
I get to be in the movie!!
GiantNerd0720 - 5/30/2012, 9:33 AM
@ColonKid Are you lost?
DanteSparda - 5/30/2012, 9:38 AM

Conaan - 5/30/2012, 9:40 AM
I'm having doubts. Lots of them.
thalidomide - 5/30/2012, 9:44 AM
@Gusto

I knew it!!! Damn you!!!!
PapaMidnite - 5/30/2012, 10:00 AM
Hmmm... interesting... no one is talking about the 3rd movie curse here... huh!
figuresmaniac - 5/30/2012, 10:09 AM
Marvel has really cast great actors/ actresses for their Movies (Hopkins, Tommy Lee Jones, Kingsley, RDJ, Bridges, SLJ, Rene Russo, Paltrow, etc)
And Nolan's Batman (Gary Oldman, M Caine, M Freeman)
What a great period for CBMs
Fogs - 5/30/2012, 10:12 AM
You know what?

I kinda like the idea of the Mandarin being the mastermind behind the whole IM3 plot instead of showing the powers he has in the comics... yet.

Because without Dr Strange the whole magical concept of the character wouldn't be nicely explained in this movie.

And we know Marvel usually keeps the characters essence when possible.

I'm cool with that. It will also nice if they tie him with the 10 rings organization shown in IM1.

BTW, what a cast they're assembling! Wow!
Fogs - 5/30/2012, 10:14 AM
@figuresmaniac - Hugo Weaving, William Hurt, yeah really cool indeed brotha!
Fogs - 5/30/2012, 10:14 AM
@SirWinsalot - go read extremis, will ya?
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