First Look At Marvel One-Shot ALL HAIL THE KING Confirms IRON MAN 3 Star Ben Kingsley's Return

All the evidence that Marvel's latest short film, All Hail the King, was about Sir Ben Kingsley's Iron Man 3 character has been confirmed with the first photos and details online! Check it out after the jump

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 1/9/2014
The folks over at Entertainment Weekly have unveiled the first official look at Marvel's latest one-shot, All Hail the King, with four images that confirm the short will indeed focus on Sir Ben Kingley's controversial Iron Man 3 character, The Mandari... er Trevor Slattery. While many fans were upset about The Mandarin's portrayal in last summer's Marvel blockbuster, screenwriter Drew Pearce says that All Hail the King will reveal that the fans aren't the only ones. “Imagine a real terrorist organization whose beliefs were long held and religious for thousands of years, and imagine a drunk, British actor coming along and essentially telling the world that he’s the face of your organization,” he says. “I think they would be right to be quite angry.” Much more below!







When asked what made him want to bring back Sir Ben Kingsley's character from Iron Man 3, Drew Pearce says “I had spoken to Sir Ben a lot on set because Trevor was a tricky character that everyone was involved with right from the beginning. And it was always a huge risk. I was so grateful to him when he pulled it off after a year of truly worrying about whether we could land that turn. So, 'The Further Adventures of Trevor' was something we had talked about on set all the time, and when we sat down to talk about what the short would be, it was Stephen [Broussard, executive producer of Iron Man 3] and Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios president] and myself and Joss Whedon and Jeremy Latcham [executive producer of The Avengers.] So we kicked around a bunch of ideas and there were loads of them that we liked, and it was actually Joss who at a certain point went like, “Or you could do the one that has Sir Ben Kingsley in it because you have access to Sir Ben Kingsley.” Assuring that he wasn't entirely sure he wanted to do a Trevor short film, “No, no, no, no. There were lots of possibilities from the Iron Man 3 world. Joss that said, “You got Sir Ben” at which point we all went, “Hopefully we get Sir Ben” and then I had to go write a script that would mean Sir Ben would commit. We stayed in touch and I sent it to him. I don’t know if he’s ever, and it’s nothing to do with me, but I don’t know if he’s ever been funnier than he is as Trevor. Like, obviously he’s not as funny as Trevor when he’s Gandhi or in Schindler’s List, but what he does with Trevor is incredible.” There's much more from Drew Pearce over at Entertainment Weekly including whether All Hail the King could lead to Iron Man 4. Anyhow, the short is expected to feature with the blu-ray release of Thor: The Dark World on February 25, 2014. What do you think?
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JoeMomma29 - 1/9/2014, 6:57 AM
OH! BOY! They are extending that turd called IM3!
JoeMomma29 - 1/9/2014, 6:58 AM
OH yeah Congrats DCFreshman for breaking this out before the big guys did.
DarthMauve - 1/9/2014, 7:00 AM
Obvious troll is obvious.

Looking forward to seeing this :)
ksommer - 1/9/2014, 7:00 AM
I am looking forward to it as well. You may hate the twist but Kingsley was awesome in the roll that was written for him.
ruadh - 1/9/2014, 7:01 AM
Yeah...this can only be hilarious.
DefcoN - 1/9/2014, 7:01 AM
That should be interesting!
JoeMomma29 - 1/9/2014, 7:02 AM
@ DarthMauve

Nope not a troll, I just despise IM3..........
DefcoN - 1/9/2014, 7:04 AM
Wow, he's got his own dressing room in jail!
ruadh - 1/9/2014, 7:04 AM
If he wants to survive on the inside, he's probably going to have to perpetuate that Mandarin cover story...
TheManFromMars - 1/9/2014, 7:04 AM
Looking forward to it
ruadh - 1/9/2014, 7:05 AM
@JoeMomma29

I'd recommend avoiding it, and any related news, as much as possible. Focusing so much on things you despise isn't healthy.
JoeMomma29 - 1/9/2014, 7:05 AM
The last pic is the only pic that interests me.
MrCBM56 - 1/9/2014, 7:05 AM
LMAOOO!! Is this necessary?

The only reason I'm getting Thor the dark world on DVD is to get an extended look for The Winter Soldier.
TheManFromMars - 1/9/2014, 7:07 AM
ALL HAIL THE KINGSLEY!
ksommer - 1/9/2014, 7:08 AM
@MrCBM56 The extended look will probably be the 5 minute preview shown in front of Thor.
ROBBEATZZZ - 1/9/2014, 7:08 AM
@ruadh...yea i concur u beat me to it..why would someone waste their time on stuff they dont enjoy..i dont get it either
JordanKing - 1/9/2014, 7:09 AM
@MrCBM56 Have any of the other One-Shots been that necessary?
marvel72 - 1/9/2014, 7:09 AM
interesting,i wonder what's gonna go down.
Praetorian - 1/9/2014, 7:09 AM
That guy sitting across from him is the real mandarin
TheManFromMars - 1/9/2014, 7:09 AM
The picture with the camera and the poster on the wall makes me think this will be like a mockumentary, with a filming crew wanting to get the whole "Trevor Slattery Story" from his times on theater until the "Mandarin".
DarthMauve - 1/9/2014, 7:10 AM
@JoeMomma29

Then why click on, and then comment upon, a thread connected to a film you despise?

Seems like trolling to me...
JoeMomma29 - 1/9/2014, 7:13 AM
@ DarthMauve

It is called an opinion, if you do not like my suppose trolling then why comment on my comment?
whoa123 - 1/9/2014, 7:14 AM
I honestly loved Trevor's character and thought that Kingsley handled it well! Surely going to check this one out.
ItsATrap - 1/9/2014, 7:14 AM
i didn't like that the twist happened, but i can appreciate it for what it was nonetheless. looking forward to pirating this.
ruadh - 1/9/2014, 7:14 AM
@JordanKing
"Have any of the other One-Shots been that necessary?"

No, that's why I never get too enthused about them either way. They range from kinda interesting, to slightly amusing.
MrCBM56 - 1/9/2014, 7:17 AM
I'm going to watch this, but I hope it's not just a comedy one-shot. I hope it actually has some meaning towards it.
Lozzy - 1/9/2014, 7:18 AM
This actually looks interesting.
JoeMomma29 - 1/9/2014, 7:18 AM
@ MrCBM

Same here if this mounts to nothing a few Marvelites will god nuclear on here!
ruadh - 1/9/2014, 7:19 AM
@MrCBM56
"I hope it actually has some meaning towards it."

An extra on the bluray that not everyone will even bother with isn't going to involve any major plot points.
JoeMomma29 - 1/9/2014, 7:19 AM
@ Lozzy

OHHHHH! I love your avatar, TaskMaster is one of my favorites.
Minty - 1/9/2014, 7:19 AM
Nice find DCMF, just stumbled across the main EW interview with Drew Pearce myself. If anyone's interested the full interview's here and its got some fairly interesting info (though they are trying to avoid spoilers of course):

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/01/09/marvel-one-shot-ben-kingsley-mandarin-all-hail-the-king/
MrCBM56 - 1/9/2014, 7:20 AM
I think Odin or Bor should've got a one-shot.
JoeMomma29 - 1/9/2014, 7:21 AM
@ Minty

Good find, if you read between the lines than the Ten Rings is not happy with his portrayal etc......
charlie2094 - 1/9/2014, 7:22 AM
Looking forward to seeing this! Kingsley rocked in IM3! Even though I was disappointed when he was just Trevor, can't wait to see what they do with this!
karloshuddos - 1/9/2014, 7:22 AM
Guy behind the camera looks like Matthew Goode.
JoeMomma29 - 1/9/2014, 7:22 AM
@ MonkeyBalls

Yeah there was so many things bad with IM3 it was enough to make my head spin.
jimoakley666 - 1/9/2014, 7:23 AM
This should be a nice slice of brilliant.
DarthMauve - 1/9/2014, 7:24 AM
@JoeMomma29

What a surprise, you didn't answer my question.

I didn't ask about your opinion, thats pretty obvious. I asked why you bother in the first place.

Not ragging on you, just interested in your motivation.
Minty - 1/9/2014, 7:25 AM
Ignore me you've just put the interview up there yourself!

@JoeMomma29 - Haha I quite liked the twist but yeah you could definitely make the case for the 'ten rings' being some of the fans who werent happy with Trevor there!
JoeMomma29 - 1/9/2014, 7:26 AM
Interesting if you read that whole article that Minty posted the link for describes one of the photos a Blast From Trevors Past: The 80's........
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