According to a recent article in Latino Review, Sir Ben Kingsley is indeed playing The Mandarin. They are confirming it and state that this news is not coming from some "security guard". This is not the official word from Marvel though. Then again they wouldn’t confirm Tom Hiddleston in The Avengers and a billion dollars later we know how that turned out. Check out the full story here. Another little piece of casting emerged as well. William Sadler (Demon Knight, Shawshank Redemption) supposedly has been cast in the film. Yet, once again, neither Marvel nor Sadler’s reps will confirm.