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First Look: The Mandarin and Teaser Poster
It looks like this week belongs to Iron Man!
By Robert T. Trate
October 22, 2012
Source: EW and Walt Disney
Sir Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin in Iron Man 3
© Marvel Studios
The first official picture of Sir Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin (from Iron Man 3) was published on Entertainment Weekly.com today. With Kingsley being an incredibly versatile actor, this looks like a perfect fit.
Here is what we heard about the Mandarin via a Comic Con only trailer last July: “Some people call me a terrorist. I consider myself a teacher,” then he followed that with, “Lesson #1: Heroes – there is no such thing.”
Along with this first image (which was exclusive to EW), Walt Disney Studios also released the first official teaser poster for Iron Man 3. With these two goodies and the trailer arriving, the first week in May seems like an eternity from now.
The Plot: Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.