Ben Kingsley Working On Secret MARVEL Project - Mandarin Not Finished?

Ben Kingsley Working On Secret MARVEL Project - Mandarin Not Finished?

Actor Ben Kingsley has revealed that he's working on a "secret Marvel project" during promotions for Ender's Game. Will Kingsley be reprising his role from Iron Man 3? Do fans want to see 'Trevor Slattery' return?

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"It's a secret Marvel project. I'm not allowed to say any more, you're going to have to wait and see," said Sir Ben Kingsley when asked about working with Marvel Studios again. This statement comes from the veteran actor's recent promotional tour for Ender's Game. Kingsley refused to say whether that project is a return for his character from Iron Man 3 but that seems the likeliest option at this juncture.

On working with Marvel as a whole, Kingsley has nothing but praise for the film studio. "I think they have enormous taste as creative artists. There's nothing lazy or gratuitous about their work. They are at the top of their game, and they're great company to keep."

Kevin Feige was also asked about Ben's secret project but decline to comment. What do you think it could be? A return of Trevor Slattery in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, etc.? Voice-over work for Big Hero 6? Or something else entirely?


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LucasMend - 10/22/2013, 5:16 AM
Oh, interesting. Looking Forward to that.
AmazingLunesta - 10/22/2013, 5:23 AM
So... another plot twist? Again?
xcrementus - 10/22/2013, 5:23 AM
Marvel one-shot, i bet. with AIM killing him in jail, tying up loose ends. Calling it now.
kylo0607 - 10/22/2013, 5:24 AM
No way he can be the Mandarin.C'mon, they showed him drink beer, lying on bed with two "accompanies" and watching football.He even got arrested in the end.It must be something else.
TopCat89 - 10/22/2013, 5:24 AM
He really was the mandarin...fooled us again lol

Yeah i'm betting one-shot too, tying up loose ends.
Jolt17 - 10/22/2013, 5:30 AM
I think, it might be a more comedic one-shot, giving us a look at the misadventure he goes through after his rise to "fame." Or, at least, I hope that is the case...anything, but him being revealed as the REAL Mandarin!
untipoconboina - 10/22/2013, 5:32 AM
Please, don't start again with the real Mandarin theory. I beg you.
Luminus - 10/22/2013, 5:33 AM
Aha! Trevor was a decoy of a decoy. The Mandarin is dead (Killian). Long live The Mandarin!
BenClark - 10/22/2013, 5:33 AM
Yeah definitely the next one-shot.
TheWolverine08 - 10/22/2013, 5:36 AM
CONSPIRACY THEORYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
MilesMorales - 10/22/2013, 5:36 AM
I wish/hope that's its revealed that he was a given plastic surgery to look like the real mandarin and to act as a body double who would shoot the promos.
HulkOnion - 10/22/2013, 5:39 AM
well...yoooooooooouuuuuuullllllll neverrrrrrrrrrrrrr see me commmmmmmmming
Dinotron - 10/22/2013, 5:39 AM
watch him become the actual full on Mandarin
HulkOnion - 10/22/2013, 5:40 AM
why does it say 5:39 am...its 8:40...
charlie2094 - 10/22/2013, 5:40 AM
Could see the whole "plastic surgery/body double" type thing happening - otherwise wouldn't anyone he acted in front of have recognised the 'Mandarin' instantly? Or it could just be some kind of one-shot. Hope to see him return, if only because Kingsley was great, as Trevor and the Mandarin
MrCBM56 - 10/22/2013, 5:40 AM
Wtf? Cant wait to see what happens.
shaddowkhan - 10/22/2013, 5:40 AM
i have to admit the madarin was badass regardless of what he really was in IM3
HulkOnion - 10/22/2013, 5:40 AM
here it is, at least
SuperCat - 10/22/2013, 5:41 AM
Aww [email protected]

HulkOnion - 10/22/2013, 5:41 AM
i want to see a trevor comedy movie.
HulkOnion - 10/22/2013, 5:42 AM
he should be a drunken freak. who likes manchester united.
HulkOnion - 10/22/2013, 5:44 AM
one-shot featuring plastic surgery. okay...ill see it.
thalidomide - 10/22/2013, 5:44 AM
Let's play the blame game again!
FerFogs - 10/22/2013, 5:45 AM
Masters Of Evil!!!

Hey, I can dream, can't I?
Newbus - 10/22/2013, 5:45 AM
Makes sense if they've kept him alive.

But he should have been Mandarin in the first place.
fortycals - 10/22/2013, 5:46 AM
Would it be pandering to the fan reaction of they make a one shot with him really being the mandarin. Or would it be awesome for them to give him his seemly powerless rings in jail, and him smiling at the camera.
Rulk - 10/22/2013, 5:47 AM
Maybe a comedic post credits scene for Cap 2?
Orphix - 10/22/2013, 5:49 AM
A one shot or after credits scene of him annoying the hell out of Justin Hammer in prison.
GodzillaKart - 10/22/2013, 5:50 AM
Hmmm. Don't [frick] up IM3. Mandarin was perfect in it.
Orphix - 10/22/2013, 5:51 AM
@therealspidey

It wasn't Man Utd - it was Liverpool FC in the film.
Luminus - 10/22/2013, 5:52 AM
Perfectly bad.
Lozzy - 10/22/2013, 5:53 AM
A Marvel One-shot with Trevor getting raped in prison.
shadearts - 10/22/2013, 5:54 AM
Only way this would make me care if his body is taken over by the spirit of the real Mandarin from ancient times or that the real Mandarin shows up and murder Trevor that's all
Enphlieuwince - 10/22/2013, 5:57 AM
Hey, with Marvel expressing interest in goung the mystical route with Dr. Strange it might be possible to use this character/actor as the doorway. Who knows? With MS history of altering character origins it could be as simple as the Mandarin was urban legend adopted by Kiliian but it just so happens that his true spirit resides in the rings and somehow possess Trevor. It would make for an epic reunion with Iron Man again as he would be thinking it's Trevor just acting again.

But, it's probably just a guest appearance on AoS. Lol...
Batcatgasperment91 - 10/22/2013, 5:58 AM
Trevor slattery was a great character he was just in the wrong movie
Enphlieuwince - 10/22/2013, 5:59 AM
@shadearts, you beat me to it.
GrayFox1025 - 10/22/2013, 6:00 AM
Not holding my breath on this one but it is possible they may try to retcon The Mandarin. If I remember correctly, Trevor said something about going through plastic surgery. If that was the case, it could be that Trevor was merely a body double.
Rulk - 10/22/2013, 6:02 AM
He's the new Phase 3 Daredevil!
UltimateTypeface - 10/22/2013, 6:02 AM
nooooooooo

please no
alibaba3317 - 10/22/2013, 6:04 AM
wtf
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