Marvel Co-Pres Louis D'Esposito On Fan Reaction To 'The Mandarin' In IRON MAN 3
In a video interview in anticipation of the Blu-ray release of Iron Man 3, IGN asked Marvel co-president Louis D'Esposito for his thoughts of the largely negative fan reaction to the portrayal of the classic villain in the movie..
Fans just can't let this one go! Though Sir Ben Kingsley's portrayal of The Mandarin (revealed to be an actor named Trevor Slattery in the film's controversial twist) was met with high praise, the decision to use the character merely as a smokescreen for Guy Pearce's ACTUAL chief villain Aldrich Killian was...not! In the video interview below, D'Esposito says they expected some blacklash, but felt that Kingsley's performance and the quality of the twist itself would overcome it..he also mentions Iron Man 3's Box Office takings to back him up. He says he doesn't want to piss off fans, but that you can never please everyone. There's more, so be sure to watch the vid.
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