IRON MAN 3 Writer Hints That "All Hail The King" Will Indeed Be 'Mandarin' Based

Well, he doesn't actually mention the character, but Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce sent out a belated happy new year tweet carrying the hashtag "All Hail The King" - the title of the new Marvel one-shot that'll feature on the Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray release.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 1/3/2014


Why would Iron Man 3's screenwriter send out a Tweet relating to the upcoming Marvel one-shot "All Hail The King"? Well, one theory is that this short -- which will appear on the Blu-ray of Thor: The Dark World -- will focus on "The Mandarin"; better known as Trevor Slattery (Ben Kingsley).




The title caused many to jump to the conclusion that this short must somehow tie into the ending of Thor: The Dark World, in which (SPOILER ALERT) Loki is seen posing as King Odin -- but as Bleeding Cool rightly point out, the previous Marvel shorts very rarely had anything to do with the disc they appeared on. In fact only "Item 47", which was a feature on The Avengers Blu-ray, directly tied into that movie. Also, "the king" of the title may very well refer to Slattery, who's "King Lear was the talk of Croydon". Nothing for certain yet of course, but I'd say it's a safe bet. What do you guys think?
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Alphadog - 1/3/2014, 1:46 PM
Co-writer.
MrCBM56 - 1/3/2014, 1:48 PM
Well see. Trevor Slattery doesn't really need a one shot.
Darthzilla - 1/3/2014, 1:48 PM
Bruce Campell better cameo
Praetorian - 1/3/2014, 1:49 PM
So I'm guessing the Mandarin will still be played by Ben Kingsley but will be like the OG Mandarin that Trevor had plastic surgery to imitate
JDUKE25 - 1/3/2014, 1:53 PM
MrCBM56 - 1/3/2014, 1:56 PM
The last thing they should do is introduce another, "real", Mandarin.
ForeverPowerful - 1/3/2014, 1:56 PM
[frick] me.

No one cares about Trevor Slattery. I want to see what happens to Loki on Asgard.
Nomis - 1/3/2014, 1:56 PM
MrCBM56 - 1/3/2014, 1:57 PM
Nomis

Did you just comment without posting IM3 gifs? I can honestly say I'm disappointed.
MrCBM56 - 1/3/2014, 1:57 PM
I wanna know what happened to Odin. [frick] Trevor.
TheYoungMan - 1/3/2014, 2:03 PM
So if they go back on what they said and actually make Trevor the real mandarin, does that make it "official" in the MCU? I ask because the 1.2 billion dollars worth of people who saw IM3 in theaters aren't all gonna be seeing some dinky special feature on the Blu-ray. Or would it be just for Marvel to make it up to the fanboys for screwing it up? Doesn't make sense...if they were gonna make a whole new huge twist, they would put it in an actual movie, not a one-shot DVD special feature. Probably just Trevor doing some gags then.
Alphadog - 1/3/2014, 2:04 PM
Agree with pretty much everyone above. Don't care about the Mandarin. I just want to know what's hapenning in Asgard.
MrCBM56 - 1/3/2014, 2:07 PM
Give me something with Bor or Odin.
nailbiter111 - 1/3/2014, 2:09 PM
Drew tweeting the name of the one shot doesn't hint at anything. Bleeding Cool was just being silly.
SimonM7 - 1/3/2014, 2:11 PM
I hope whatever they do to satisfy the screaming protesters still keeps the integrity of the film intact. If they undermine the movie's plot just because some guys on the internet were yelling about it, that's a steep, slippery effing slope to go out into.
RorMachine - 1/3/2014, 2:13 PM
Why would a writer with absolutely nothing to do with Thor: TDW, but who DID work on IM3 in which the Mandarin appears, hashtag a new short appearing on the THOR: TDW Blu-ray? Not saying it's definitive proof..but that along with the other evidence is leaning towards it.
CaptShipwreck - 1/3/2014, 2:18 PM
Did you know Stephen Amell had a cameo in iron man 3?

The shit that Trevor took
nailbiter111 - 1/3/2014, 2:18 PM
I should clarify, cause I've just been made aware that some rumor got started about this being about Loki? Which is dumb, dumb and more dumb. Not sure who started that, but we already knew Kingsley filmed a scene, so we knew it was Iron Man 3 related in some way. Kingsley himself said he filmed it. I don't understand why people are trying to come off as though they are surprised Drew tweet a reference to the one shot. Of course, he would, and of course it is related to Kingsley, who was a puppet Mandarin. I just don't see where the hidden surprise is.
Nomis - 1/3/2014, 2:18 PM
@ MrCBM56 - Just trying something different. ;)

But I might as well stick to what's works....





Nomis - 1/3/2014, 2:20 PM




anthonyEstark - 1/3/2014, 2:20 PM
It's leaning towards it, but that doesn't mean that he's hinting at it. Nevertheless, I don't want a One-Shot for Loki and Asgard, this is what I want...

Ramiel - 1/3/2014, 2:21 PM
Whether you liked the twist in IM3 or not,you have to admit that Kingsley was great in the movie.
TelaVizion - 1/3/2014, 2:29 PM
They will show him "flip his switch" like I thought he was gonna do when he got arrested in the movie.
TheRationalNerd - 1/3/2014, 2:30 PM
Illuminati...

Jk, where's all those guys who laughed at people who believed the short would deal with The Mandarin??? LOL!! Ahhhh, I knew it man...I just knew it...
TheRationalNerd - 1/3/2014, 2:33 PM
Now if only they can get rid of Trevor (physically or symolically) and present to us the real Mamdarin I'll give iron man 3 a third chance!
Seejay - 1/3/2014, 2:34 PM

@anthonyEstark - 1/3/2014, 2:20 PM

I hear you. :) It wont happen though.

A R-rated Thor (fantasy world) movie would be very cool.
TheRationalNerd - 1/3/2014, 2:37 PM
^^^EXACTLY!^^^
DrunkenNukem - 1/3/2014, 2:37 PM
ugh...
GUNSMITH - 1/3/2014, 2:39 PM
LIKE TO SEE CAREY TAGAWA JUMP OUT AN SAY "I HEARD YOU WERE IMPERSONATING ME YOU FOOL!"

Praetorian - 1/3/2014, 2:41 PM
There's been a lot of accidental references that are fourth wall breaks in the MCU as is to be expected.
Skye in Agents of SHIELD referenced the Big Lebowski^ which starred Geoff Bridges (Obadiah Stane.
Then there was Tony Stark referencing Legolas in the Avengers. Liv Tyler (Betty Ross), Lee Pace (Ronan the Accuser) and Hugo Weaving (Red Skull) have all played in the Lord of the Rings franchise.
DrDoom - 1/3/2014, 2:43 PM
I like Trevor, so . . . .

I'm cool with this
Nomadic1 - 1/3/2014, 2:45 PM
@intruder & gunsmith I like your line of thinking.
Praetorian - 1/3/2014, 2:46 PM
And apparently in Captain America: The Winter Soldier they reference Star Wars which Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) have both starred in.
Dustellar - 1/3/2014, 2:49 PM
Lear King flashback.
sameoldthing - 1/3/2014, 2:49 PM
If they can somehow write it where he admits that there is an actual Mandarin & he's now afraid of being killed for using his name...that would be cool.
BatManiac - 1/3/2014, 2:51 PM
I reckon it is just going to be more gags from Trevor.

DrDoom - 1/3/2014, 2:52 PM
@Desrow

MPS2001 - 1/3/2014, 2:54 PM
Some people call me a terrorist. I consider myself a Trevorist.
DaVinci31 - 1/3/2014, 2:55 PM
@Desrow

Desrow - 1/3/2014, 2:55 PM
wow at those marvelites... [frick]ing hypocrites... first Trevor was "the greatest plot twist in comic book history (haha!)" and "Killian is the real mandarin, he even say it!" or the best bit "I don't want a stereotype chinese Mandarin"... but now you hypocrites are all in???, even the ones who make "editorials" defending the plot twist and the movie, you guys are a joke, a bad joke exactly like the majority of the Marvel Studios movies.

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