SPECULATION: How The Mandarin May Be Reintroduced In Iron Man 4
PLEASE BE ADVISED! If anyone has not yet seen Ben Kingsley's one shot All Hail the King, PLEASE DO NOT READ THE ARTICLE UNTIL YOU HAVE SEEN THE ONE SHOT. I'M SERIOUS. If you have seen the one shot, then please resume on reading this article. It may contain interesting information on how the Mandarin may be introduced.
After months of irritating arguments between angry fans and selfish cyberbullying scumbags over the twist and swindling on the Mandarin, a Marvel One Shot titled All Hail the King featuring the Madarin (Trevor Slattery) has been announced for release with Thor the Dark World dvd on February 25th. Sources say that it will fix the very error that Marvel has made on the character in Iron Man 3, plus sources say that the terrorists from the original Iron Man film will be upset with their leader's name being taken by a drunken actor and to the fact that this one shot is rumored to be a prologue to Iron Man 4, hope has it that Marvel Studios may have finally came to sense and decided to reintroduce the Mandarin as the actual magic ring blaster we know from the comics and as the real leader of the Ten Rings that has not been specifically introduced yet in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Iron Man 4. To find out how a retraction on the character seems possible, please read this article to find out.
While it is to feature Trevor doing a documentary while in the prison he was sentenced to, Drew Pearce, who wrote the script says that the One Shot will fix the error that occured in Iron Man 3 which is hopefully the setback of Aldrich Killian being the Mandarin because the Mandarin was suppose to be leader of the terrorist cell in Afghanistan called the ten rings which means the Mandarin would have be someone native/positioned with his subordinates in that country and wears ten rings and is certainly not some extremis powered scientist from America who use to be a fan boy that Tony Stark pisses off which made him become the maniac who threatened him in the third movie.
I mean it doesn't make any sense for an american to be the leader of a terrorist organization in an enemy country and come on. Military contracts? That doesn't cut it at all. Plus none of the actual terrorists from the first Iron Man movie were seen in Iron Man 3 and do you really expect us to believe that Killian is the MCU Mandarin just by having a dragon tattoo on his chest, equipped with martial arts skills, extremis and people using people as masks theatrics? It's not enough. None of it is.
So far the Marvel One Shot is a start on fixing the problem that occured in Iron Man 3 because in the one shot, we learned that Trevor Slattery and Aldrich Killian were never the Mandarin. With word out on the net that this one shot might be a prologue to the upcoming Iron Man 4 and that some of the Ten Rings operatives not only in Afghanistan but pretty much other parts of the globe are angry that their leader's name is being used by a drunken british actor who is not really affiliated with them, and since one of them has intercepted Slattery in the Sea Gate prison and has some of the other terrorists extract him and take him to the real Mandarin of their organization this could mean only one thing, that Marvel Studios has decided to redo/reintroduce the Mandarin as the real and more specific leader of the Ten Rings for Iron Man 4 and if that happens, Shane Black's specifications of the Mandarin's MCU version being Aldrich Killian will be debunked and that we may actually get to see the real power ring blasting Mandarin from the comics in the films after all.
How would it be possible for the Mandarin to get a retraction on his Marvel Cinematic Version after what Black just specified him as in Iron Man 3, you'd ask? Well it's not everyday or every movie heroes and villains get second chances in a potential comic based cinematic franchise but after seeing what was completely out of whack in the previous film other than the disappointment of a very favorite character being screwed up and the next set of Iron Man movies planned to be non-comic based, a redo on the Mandarin does sound possible. After all, with the fourth Iron Man movie being planned as a James Bond like blockbuster, what other terrorist organization would be fit for the film for Tony Stark to deal with and who else would be fit as bond villain like foe than the real Mandarin who is yet to be properly reintroduced himself?
Now for the Mandarin to be properly reintroduced as the more specific leader of the Ten Rings, he is gonna have to be depicted in a more decent and dressed more civilized like his modern day version in the Invincible Iron Man comics 500 - 526 because of how they treated Kingsley's character in Iron Man 3, we all understand that the character cannot work properly in his classic comic inspired version, you know with the wardrobe and the idea of not making the character chinese will still stand. But when Marvel Studios does reintroduce the Mandarin in Iron Man 4, they'll be sure to the power rings for the character this time. All they need to do to make the power rings look real would involve some deviations which involves basing their powers off a different source of magic and science separate from the ones in the comics. With the film being non Iron Man comic based, the rings worn by the Mandarin will probably be Asgardian since it's so far one specific source of magic available and they wouldn't involve alien dragons being their makers otherwise they wouldn't look real enough at all in the MCU. And if Mandarin is officially reconfirmed for Iron Man 4, the actor best suitable for the role of the villain's proper version is
Sean Penn may not be chinese or native to the middle east but he is another actor in LA who bares a facial resemblance to the Mandarin just like Ben Kingsley plus his tone of voice sounds similar to the one that Kingsley made as the Mandarin in the first half of Iron Man 3 and since he is 17 years younger than Kingsley and played the ruthless mob boss Mickey Cohen in the movie Gangster Squad, he should still have plenty of strength and fight in himself to take the role as the master of the rings and battle Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man in the 4th installment. He would be almost the exact spitting image that Killian had idolized Trevor Slattery as when he had framed the actor for the suicide bombings of his failed experiments just to hide himself from the authorities and if Marvel does redo the Mandarin in Iron Man 4, they will make sure to have the magic rings done this time while avoiding the chinese stereotypes and he may not need to be based in Afghanistan either.
And if Sean Penn or who else will be doing the real Mandarin in Iron Man 4, he will be depicted in a more civilized way similar to the character from the modern day comics and while wearing the 10 Asgardian power rings and running his safeguarding organization, the character's evil scheme will not indeed be based off any of the Iron Man comics but speculation has it that it may involve shutting down technology all across every major section of the planet and no it will not involve some magic jewel called the Heart of Darkness. It would involve something more modern but more high tech like missiles and bombs that can unleash a large electromagnetic pulse.
But not only will the Mandarin have his Ten Rings subordinates on his side but also a couple other villains from the Iron Man comics and also other comics in the Marvel Universe as benefactors and henchmen working for him.
Plus when the Mandarin battles Iron Man with those rings, he will need to suit up in armor so that the fight looks just as real in the films like the comics and the armor would look almost similar to the one from Iron Man Armored Adventures and that would definately be sweet!
All that is left now for the Mandarin yet to make his proper appearance in Iron Man 4 is what his real name should be. Well out of all the most unused characters in the Iron Man comics, there is one name suitable for this renewed version;
Kearson DeWitt who was origially the Overlord in the comics will do as the real Mandarin in Iron Man 4 and since the film is said to not be comic based, anything is possible plus the character's original ego Overlord would be referenced to what the character will describe himself as while wearing the ten power rings as the Mandarin.
But in order to find out for sure that Marvel is reintroducing the Mandarin, be sure to check out the Marvel One Shot on the Thor the Dark World DVD next month. And let's hope it's true.
Oh and for those of you who still wouldn't believe me on this article, I strongly suggest that you wait to comment until you have seen the one shot that stars Sir Ben Kingsley as "the Mandarin" Trevor. There in the one shot you'll see that after the documentary, you will witness a plot twist that fixes the issue that occured in Iron Man 3 and then you should know how serious I am this time and if you're all wondering why I have no need for Kingsley's character to be fixed is not only because a counter twist on having him be the real Mandarin would not only wreck the point of view but because of how old the british actor in person is and for how his character turned up, it's pointless ,which is why I now put my hopes for the real Mandarin that wasn't introduced yet to be the Mandarin with ten magic rings and for someone like Sean Penn to play that character for the next film.
And I'll brings you up to speed to show you how the ten magic rings will be done in the next article but until then stay tuned.
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