Kevin Feige Teases 'Red Skull' Return And Debut Of The "Real" 'Mandarin'

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige teases a possible return for the Red Skull at some point in the future (though he doesn't seem sure of where or when it could happen), and also addresses recent reports and speculation that we will one day see the "real" Mandarin on the big screen...

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By Josh Wilding - 7/22/2014

In a recent interview with IGN Movies, Kevin Feige was quizzed about the return of a couple of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's most iconic villains. When it came to The Mandarin (who controversially was revealed to be an English actor called Trevor in Iron Man 3), he revealed: "There have been [talks]. That's one of the reasons we wanted to do the fun short that Drew Pearce wrote and directed. That was to clarify, 'Hey, just because we did this thing doesn't mean this other thing doesn't exist.' And as we were making Iron Man 3 -- and I think Drew's spoken about this -- that was always our intention, was that Aldrich Killian was perverting the notion of these things he's heard." As for how introducing the "real" Mandarin could work after the events of that movie, Feige pointed out that they did actually drop a few hints in both the One-Shot mentioned above and Iron Man 3. "There's a little bit of that when he's doing his detective work in his lab after Happy's been injured outside the Chinese Theater. He's talking about, 'Okay, the Mandarin is taken from various iconographies and mythologies from across the world.' The idea was always there was somebody like this. There had been rumors of somebody like this, and Aldrich Killian just built on that, to make his version."

As for another iconic villain whose death was handled in a rather ambiguous fashion is Captain America: The First Avenger's Red Skull. Hugo Weaving had made it clear that he has very little interest in reprising the role, but as fans of the comic books will know, he has his ways of coming back! "Well, the way we showed his 'demise' in The First Avenger was to showcase to people that he could perhaps pop up again sometime," he teased. "I honestly don't know when or where that would be." We'll be bringing you some exclusive details on why exactly the Red Skull wasn't included in Captain America: The Winter Soldier tomorrow, but for now, be sure to share your thoughts on these comments in the usual place!
Source: IGN Movies
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TheAbaryMan369 - 7/22/2014, 4:19 PM
Trevor Slattery can die painfully in a hole.
Jollem - 7/22/2014, 4:20 PM

the "real" mandarin
Jollem - 7/22/2014, 4:20 PM
oh, that "racist stereotype"?

KurtWagner1225 - 7/22/2014, 4:21 PM
i saw this on IGN and i was afraid someone was gonna post this..oh well i like IM3 alot and i really like the twist too..
McNyagano - 7/22/2014, 4:22 PM
I liked the Red Skull. I hope he comes back. Hydra is a big deal now in the MCU, so he has to pop up eventually since he was the founding member. "Cut off one head and two more shall take its place."

Doopie - 7/22/2014, 4:22 PM
I think he knows when and where...the tease
Brainiac13 - 7/22/2014, 4:22 PM
I loved how they portrayed Red Skull Cap1. ...knew he'll return.
Lozzy - 7/22/2014, 4:23 PM
Aldrich Killian was the MCU version of the Mandarin.

Jollem - 7/22/2014, 4:24 PM
this is too funny watching themselves trying to dig out of the hole :)
McGee - 7/22/2014, 4:25 PM
We might see....the real Mandarin!?!

Okay Feige......

I'm aallllll yours.

I won't sex up your wife either!
KingOnslaught - 7/22/2014, 4:25 PM
Red Skull was the shit!!!!

Jollem - 7/22/2014, 4:26 PM
DaVinci31 - 7/22/2014, 4:26 PM
The sooner the better, Feige. The sooner the better.

Lozzy - 7/22/2014, 4:27 PM
I like how Hugo Weaving shits on Marvel and Red Skull but then goes and voices Megatron.
Doopie - 7/22/2014, 4:27 PM
even if they did initially intend for Killian to be the real Mandarin and are back-tracking now...does it really matter? There are bound to be missteps along the way, at least they are ready to correct themselves
Marvel1997 - 7/22/2014, 4:27 PM
@Ezio- The twist in Iron man 3 can still be enjoyed even if the teal mandarin is still out there
Jollem - 7/22/2014, 4:27 PM
the red skull was such a waste. such a cookie-cutter attempt at one of the best marvel villains
Marvel1997 - 7/22/2014, 4:28 PM
NovaCorpsFan - 7/22/2014, 4:28 PM
Hugo Weaving won't be playing him though. Who'd be a good replacement.
Jollem - 7/22/2014, 4:28 PM
but, nooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! you can't have the "real" mandarin. he's a "racist stereotype"
Lozzy - 7/22/2014, 4:29 PM

Wasnt The Mandarin an alien on that show?
DaVinci31 - 7/22/2014, 4:29 PM

To be fair, Weavingdid sh*t on Michael Bay and his Transformers franchise, already.
KurtWagner1225 - 7/22/2014, 4:29 PM
i really loved Red Skull.. he was Red Skull, Red Skull is known as the most evil person in the marvel universe and i loved their version of MCU.. so much fun
McGee - 7/22/2014, 4:29 PM

....Hugo Weaving did whaaaaa!?!
Jollem - 7/22/2014, 4:29 PM
ruadh - 7/22/2014, 4:30 PM
Ugh. It's like Coulson dying. Storywise, it worked, and shouldn't be "fixed".

I am positive most of the whiney Mandarin fans will still be disappointed by somethung in the " real" version in the MCU. Bunch of annoying malcontents.
Doopie - 7/22/2014, 4:30 PM
well if the real mandarin is a racist stereotype then they need to get Mr Bay in to do it justice
Marvel1997 - 7/22/2014, 4:30 PM
Lmao and it's not like a lot of people in the GENERAL audience cared or cried about the twist except for the fans AND the bandwagon wannabe troll fans ;)
KurtWagner1225 - 7/22/2014, 4:31 PM
Red Skull isnt exactly the most fleshed out or most dimensional villain the Marvel universe..he is meant to be pure villainy..pure evil , the antithesis to rogers pure good and i think that was well done in TFA
Jollem - 7/22/2014, 4:31 PM
Mrcool210 - 7/22/2014, 4:32 PM
"that was always our intention, was that Aldrich Killian was perverting the notion of these things he's heard."

Oh really? cause from how it looked to me you just quickly changed your mind when so many fans hated the idea.
Jollem - 7/22/2014, 4:33 PM
McNyagano - 7/22/2014, 4:33 PM

Check your inbox for a special something;)


What fans> You can't be possible talking about the so-called fans that came
Marvel1997 - 7/22/2014, 4:33 PM
I think they should really focus on bringing back Hulk into his own solo outings
Mrcool210 - 7/22/2014, 4:34 PM
If you're going to make a big change, stick to that change, sure fans hated it but you should have kept killian as the mandarin, there would be more respect given to you for sticking to your guns. Too bad i already lost that when you brought coulson back.
MrReese - 7/22/2014, 4:34 PM
"this is too funny watching themselves trying to dig out of the hole :)"

My feelings exactly.Lol

MrReese - 7/22/2014, 4:34 PM
I do wanna c more Red Skull though.
Jollem - 7/22/2014, 4:35 PM
DrKinsolving - 7/22/2014, 4:35 PM
Iron Man 3 wasn't that bad, but it could have been better, especially the ending, I'm over the Mandarin twist though, and when you take the movie for what it is, it's not a bad movie at all.

Honestly, I think it'll be better to introduce The Mandarin after Doctor Strange anyway

AsgardianHobo - 7/22/2014, 4:36 PM
"Lmao and it's not like a lot of people in the GENERAL audience cared or cried about the twist except for the fans AND the bandwagon wannabe troll fans ;)"

So true

Oh look, Trollem has posted 10 or so anti-Marvel comments in the first 10 minutes of the article being up. He must be so busy in life.

Seriously, 1/4 of the comments are him trolling. Hilarious. At least he's talking about IM3 on an IM3 article for once!
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