Drew Pearce Talks ALL HAIL THE KING

Love it or hate it, Marvel are continuing Trevor Slately's story as the Mandarin's façade with their All Hail The King short. Hit the jump to hear the directors thoughts behind the project!

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By DEVLIN712 - 1/17/2014


Marvel is making a big deal out of their upcoming short, All Hail The King, packing it with easter eggs and nods to the rest of the MCU. Now, Drew Pearce, the man behind the infamous Mandarin twist, has spoke about Trevor Slately's next onscreen appearance; here's what he had to say:

I wrote a Trevor [short], actually, during shooting of 'Iron Man 3' down in North Carolina and we all liked it, but it was kind of dealing with a different part of Trevor's life. It was more of a straight-up retrospective of who Trevor was, and it felt like the One-Shots work best when there's action and intrigue and a real story to tell in the short, rather than just filling in the blanks. Though the One-Shots are technically a Blu-ray extra, I think they're kind of the most elaborate, richly put together Blu-ray extras in history. I think they work best when they don't just function as an extra scene, but they expand [the story].


Marvel and Pearce have also given us a bit more insight on the history of the project, telling us that Pearce had to impress an intimidating list Marvel execs (Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Jeremy Latcham, Stephen Broussard, Brad Winderbaum and "Avengers: Age of Ultron" writer/director Joss Whedon) before the project got off the ground.

We kicked about a whole bunch of my ideas, [and] some of them stuck, some of them didn't, [Then] I said 'Oh, Sir Ben loves Trevor, so I think there's a chance we could do a Trevor short.' Joss was literally incredulous, and just said, 'Look, you've got access to one of the world's very best actors, why are we even having this discussion?' And so it was born.



So what do you think of Pearce's comments? Will you be watching All Hail The King? Sign off your thoughts on the matter below.

Source: Marvel.com
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NightWatcher - 1/17/2014, 8:32 AM
I think this One-shot will have a lot of surprises.
Interestein - 1/17/2014, 8:36 AM
Can't wait! It'll be even better if Hammer has a cameo.
MrReese - 1/17/2014, 8:37 AM
"Look, you've got access to one of the world's very best actors"

Smh.What a wasted opportunity.Oh well.
ezio619 - 1/17/2014, 8:37 AM
i dont care what anyone says,i like Trevor and im looking forward to this one!!!
Arrowhead77 - 1/17/2014, 8:42 AM
Hmmmm...undecided on this...I think more fanboys will get pissed.
Doopie - 1/17/2014, 8:46 AM
ezio

agree, no matter what you might think of the twist Sir Ben is great in the performance. i'm starting to think though that Marvel really are trying to pull the wool over our eyes.

good stuff DEV
beto - 1/17/2014, 8:48 AM
I think Trevor is not really going to be an English actor, I'm betting on him actually being a Dutch actor pulling out an accent
themidnightking - 1/17/2014, 8:54 AM
Soon we will know if @RogerWardell2 said about the Mandarin is correct. If so, then I will have no other choice but to go apeshit. :-)
TheBlackNerd - 1/17/2014, 8:59 AM
It's already been confirmed that it will please fans who were disappointed with the twist in the film so there's three ways this can go as a user on IGN mentioned...

1.) it will probably be a comedy for Trevor's character without informing us of the background mandarin perspective.

2.) Trevor will be revealed as the real Mandarin.

3.) Heavy clues will be hinted at that the real mandarin or exposure of the mandarin society is destined to be revealed sooner than soon.
TheBlackNerd - 1/17/2014, 8:59 AM
Hopefully it'll be 3! :,)
DefcoN - 1/17/2014, 9:00 AM
I'll watch this before the movie.
MrCBM56 - 1/17/2014, 9:01 AM
The more I hear, the more excited I get about it. We'll see.
McNyagano - 1/17/2014, 9:02 AM
No, Trevor won't be the real Mandarin lol

heisei24 - 1/17/2014, 9:22 AM
"Look, you've got access to one of the world's very best actors"
And you're wasting it by giving him a stupid role.
Nomis - 1/17/2014, 9:37 AM
jimoakley666 - 1/17/2014, 9:38 AM
Hell yes, this'll be brilliant.
monkeyballs - 1/17/2014, 9:40 AM
LOL Nomis!

If Marvel Studios backtracks on this whole "Treveor isn't the real Mandarin" thing and have him turn out to be the Mandarin then they will look like the playing-it-safe pussies that they are.
NovaCorpsFan - 1/17/2014, 9:46 AM
I'll be watching this illegally on the internet!
Tempo - 1/17/2014, 10:05 AM
"Joss was literally incredulous"

I can easy understand why...
Tony93 - 1/17/2014, 10:31 AM
poor whedon has alot to fix, just have him direct every marvel film there
WhiteBolt - 1/17/2014, 10:39 AM
I may agree that the opportunity for Kingsley was wasted a lil, but he did excel as the Mandarin and was hilarious as Trevor. To me, he was the star in the movie.
JatevinM - 1/17/2014, 11:40 AM
Seriously though there is the opportunity for Marvel to kind of backdoor themselves out of having Trevor as the "Mandarin" they could easily use Ben Kingsley as the real Mandarin.
marvel72 - 1/17/2014, 11:50 AM
after being pissed off with the mandarin twist,i actually find that trevor scene quite funny.

of course i would love to see the mandarin in the marvel cinematic universe but i'm easy if it doesn't it doesn't happen.

Tempo - 1/17/2014, 11:54 AM
Whedon's face after seen IM3

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