Monday, April 9, 2012

Ben Kingsley is in final talks to play the villain in Iron Man 3


The title of the post pretty much sums it up.  Variety is reporting that Sir Ben Kingsley is in final talks to play the villain in Iron Man 3.  This is pretty cool isn't it?  And the geeks online are full speed ahead in their guesses of who he will play.  My theory?  The Mandarin.  If you watch the special features of the first Iron Man film, you will see that Jon Favreau and company originally wanted The Mandarin to be the villain, not Obadiah Stane.  Check out the digital art above, Ben Kingsley could easily be transformed into that character, couldn't he?

What's even more interesting is the lack of information being released about the movie.  We know Marvel has kept the entire cast in tact; but that's about it.  We also know Shane Black is writing and directing the film.  Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr., loves the script he's read.  “I think that we have an opportunity with the third Iron Man to make the best of the three, and maybe one of the better superhero movies that’s ever been made."  Well said good sir, well said.  Now let's see if that happens.

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