Iron Man fans (myself included) have waited a long time for this. For the first time since it was announced that Sir Ben Kingsley would be playing Tony Stark’s legendary arch-nemesis The Mandarin in Iron Man 3 we finally get a proper look at him.
Although his voice in the trailers doesn’t sound very oriental, his dress sense and surroundings in the image certainly embody Chinese style. Sir Kingsley is no stranger to playing characters of multiple cultural descent, having done so numerous times throughout his exceptional and long-running career. This version of The Mandarin is the leader of an international terrorist organisation, hence the camo attire and military boots.
Check out the image in full below, and also included are the new posters for Don Cheadle’s character James Rhodes in his Iron Patriot get-up, and new character Aldrich Killian, a super-scientist played by Guy Pearce.
Iron Man 3 hits UK cinemas on April 26.