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Mandarin is villain in IRON MAN
By Karl Schneider
July 24, 2006
Source: Comic Con
The Mandarin, a Marvel Comics supervillain
Jon Favreau, director of IRON MAN
, confirmed at the Comic Con that the villain in the upcoming film would be Mandarin.
The Mandarin was a Marvel Comics supervillain, a scientific genius who sought world domination. Mandarin had no superpowers, but was a superb athlete and had tremendous martial arts skills. He uses ten rings which respond to his mental commands as weapons.
In IRON MAN
, troubled billionaire Tony Stark creates a life support suit to assist him after a life threatening accident. He ultimately decides to use its technology to fight evil and crime.
"The suit will be more like a weapons platform than a flying suit more of a War Machine-feel to it," said Favreau at the Comic Con.IRON MAN
hits theaters on May 2, 2008.