Ben Kinglsey Teases Working on Some Sort of Secret Marvel Project

October 22, 2013
Source: Belfast Telegraph

Ben Kingsley

Well, it's not as much of a secret when someone goes blabbing about it, but while speaking with The Belfast Telegraph (via ComingSoon), Sir Ben Kingsley revealed that he's still working with Marvel. Fans who saw Iron Man 3 know that his character didn't meet a grisly end like some other villains, but Kingsley's role in the film didn't exactly turn out as it was portrayed, or at least implied, in the trailers either. However, since his character was left alive what does that mean for the actor and the comic book movie studio? Kingsley says, "It's a secret Marvel project. I'm not allowed to say any more, you're going to have to wait and see."

We're betting that Kingsley is involved with one of Marvel's One-Shot films, and maybe this will fill in a gap as to how Kingsley was hired to become the Mandarin. Or perhaps there's some sort of funny short being put together following Kingsley's character as he is debriefed by S.H.I.E.L.D., because that would be pretty damn funny. Anyway, we wouldn't count on him coming back on the big screen for Marvel anytime soon, but it does sound like there are some big plans in the works. There are rumors swirling of a lead-up to the Infinity Gauntlet storyline in The Avengers 3, and that sounds pretty damn great to us.

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  • Ahmed23
    its KINGSLEY !pfff seriously !
  • Boiler Bro Joe
    Spoiler alert?
    • OfficialJab
      Yes. Out on video like a month ago though. If you're worried about spoilers maybe watch it, or stay away from articles about it, especially those about certain actors and characters.
      • Boiler Bro Joe
        Well I've seen the movie, but I was wondering if it'd be better to just put "Spoilers ahead" for those who didn't. It's not exactly ten years old, and the news concerns future Marvel projects, not just Iron Man 3.
        • OfficialJab
          I personally wouldn't, just because I find it excessive to label any article containing spoilers. These days I think the burden of preventing spoilers is on the viewer. Then again, if they're at the top of the article in smaller text, as FS usually does, that's fine with me. I just dislike sites that have it in half their headlines.
  • CoosCoos
    I would love to see Nick Fury called in because nobody else can make any headway in debriefing Trevor Slattery. The scene would practically write itself.
    • Ege Sönmez
      Lol I can laugh thinking about it.
  • The Brasco
    So here's how it could happen: Kingsley's character is an actor who takes his acting serious. When he realizes how he actually had the world fooled of his power, just to turn into a joke, he takes it personal. After realizing he fooled everyone, and became "drunk" with the world's fear, he utilizes the fact that he was just a pawn in Killian's scheme, gets out of prison or asylum, goes on a quest to find redemption for his "stepped on name", finds the 9 rings, holds true power for the first time, and then decides to hold Iron Man accountable for his demise in Iron Man 3. Boom. You're welcome Marvel.
    Maybe he will be voicing a computer animated character.
  • lewinston
    Maannnn! I knew the 'Mandarin' was just putting on a facade the whole time...
  • filmtogo
    He's Mysterio! 😉
  • Fidel Reyes
    Speaking of the infinity gauntlet, the blue gem inside Loki's Scepter in The Avengers is the blue gem that goes in the gauntlet, which is why it lets Loki control minds and ultimately makes sense since Thanos gave it to him.
  • Such heroic nonsense
    If it involves being apart of another movie-like Iron man 3, count me the F*** OUT! That movie killed more movie viewers than the people who watched the video tape in "The Ring" movie.
  • Fidel Reyes
    Everything he says in the trailers he never says in the films, we were all victims of false advertisement. And while I enjoyed Iron Man 3 (to an extend), I didn't like the special effects they looked less realistic than Iron Man I and the atmosphere was just too different from what Faverau had done.




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