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    So wait.. the villain is The Mandarin? I'm confused

    Though I don't quite understand Black's comment about how the villain will "frighten in today's world", I'm curious to see how loose an adaption of Extremis this movie will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabrewolf View Post
    So wait.. the villain is The Mandarin? I'm confused

    Though I don't quite understand Black's comment about how the villain will "frighten in today's world", I'm curious to see how loose an adaption of Extremis this movie will be.
    So the article claims. It's not as concrete as Marvel Studios announcing it. We'll see.

    Part of Extremis was used in the first Iron Man movie so it's plausible IM3 will have a loose adaptation, using what parts it wants, as well.
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    Looks like we posted at the same time. Anyways, never read Extremis though I saw some of the motion comic. I think the return to the Ten Rings arc is the way to go, Mandarin deserves all the build up he can get what with Fin Fang Foom and the explanation of the rings themselves. Also forcing Tony into belief in magic and not only science could be explored in multiple films including Dr. Strange. I'm excited to see how its touched on in Avengers, though I have yet to spoil myself, I saw that he and Loki have words. That can have huge ramifications on his character in IM3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the greenman View Post
    Looks like we posted at the same time. Anyways, never read Extremis though I saw some of the motion comic.
    The Iron Man origin in Extremis was adapted to the origin in Iron Man (shrapnel in the heart, kidnapped by terrorists, paired with Yinsen, make an IM suit). But those were flashbacks, the meat of the story was the nanotech which was supposed to be an answer to the Super Soldier Serum.

    I think the return to the Ten Rings arc is the way to go, Mandarin deserves all the build up he can get what with Fin Fang Foom and the explanation of the rings themselves. Also forcing Tony into belief in magic and not only science could be explored in multiple films including Dr. Strange. I'm excited to see how its touched on in Avengers, though I have yet to spoil myself, I saw that he and Loki have words. That can have huge ramifications on his character in IM3.
    I always thought Raza had the flame one in the first movie but just didn't know what he had and the ten were symbolically spread out among cell leaders of the Ten Rings. I haven't read or watched any of the spoilers either for Avengers but I imagine it'll be a game changer for everyone, including Iron Man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yojimbo View Post
    The Iron Man origin in Extremis was adapted to the origin in Iron Man (shrapnel in the heart, kidnapped by terrorists, paired with Yinsen, make an IM suit). But those were flashbacks, the meat of the story was the nanotech which was supposed to be an answer to the Super Soldier Serum.
    Wasn't that his original origin too? I thought the only thing "Extremis" changed was updating the terrorists from Vietnam soldiers to Middle Eastern terrorists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suss2it View Post
    Wasn't that his original origin too? I thought the only thing "Extremis" changed was updating the terrorists from Vietnam soldiers to Middle Eastern terrorists.
    Pretty much, except they were Communists Viet Cong.

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    Warren Ellis posts a mini-FAQ on Iron Man 3.

    FAQ: yes, IRON MAN 3 is apparently using elements of my IRON MAN: EXTREMIS comics serial. No, I don't get money or credit. 1/2
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    That's how work-for-hire works: Marvel owns the work. I knew it when I signed the vouchers & made the decision, & I can live with it. 2/2
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    Ben Kingsley as Mandarin?

    IMDB is stating that Ben Kingsley will play Mandarin. Is it backed by some article or other rumour?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Young Justice View Post
    IMDB is stating that Ben Kingsley will play Mandarin. Is it backed by some article or other rumour?
    Hopefully this true. But IMDb sometimes isn't a relaible source.

    But I'm narrowing the villains down to The Mandarin, Ezekiel Stane, or Titanium Man.
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    It's not true and not been officially confirmed he is the Mandarin. The problem there though with Kingsley playing the Mandarin is well . . . he's not Chinese. He's half English/half Indian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheVileOne
    It's not true and not been officially confirmed he is the Mandarin. The problem there though with Kingsley playing the Mandarin is well . . . he's not Chinese. He's half English/half Indian.
    I recall Shane Black saying that he isn't a fan of Asian stereotypes. Maybe that's why he cast Kinglsey instead of a Asian guy.
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    It could be that Kingsley is playing a leader of one of the Ten Rings' factions like Raza did in the first Iron Man movie and is the one that steals the Extremis tech.

    But given all the rumors about the Mandarin, it is worth noting he is connected to Prometheus Gentech, Inc. a bio firm where Maya Hensen worked on the Extremis virus during a six part story arc from only a few years ago, according to the Marvel Wikia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spartanx54 View Post
    I recall Shane Black saying that he isn't a fan of Asian stereotypes. Maybe that's why he cast Kinglsey instead of a Asian guy.

    That doesn't make any sense at all.

    Shane Black did say that he isn't a fan of Asian stereotypes, but how would racebending be a solution to it?

    The word "Mandarin" refers to something Chinese, not something Non-Chinese replacing the Chinese. Having a particular nationality replaced by another inappropraite substitute nationality could be viewed just as racially offensive as any stereotype.

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    I don't really see Kingsley as Mandarin, even if I do want him to be the villain of this movie. Ideally, I'd want the movie to deal with Iron Man having to upgrade to Extremis to since the Mandarin proves to be too strong for any of his armors. Of course, with Shane Black being apparently against the Mandarin, which might be him trying to steer people off but who knows, we're probably not going to get him in the movie.

    Though I have to wonder how different Iron Man's armor would look with the Extremis upgrade considering his other movie armors are, design wise, pretty much based off the Extremis armor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat-Fan Beyond

    That doesn't make any sense at all.

    Shane Black did say that he isn't a fan of Asian stereotypes, but how would racebending be a solution to it?

    The word "Mandarin" refers to something Chinese, not something Non-Chinese replacing the Chinese. Having a particular nationality replaced by another inappropraite substitute nationality could be viewed just as racially offensive as any stereotype.
    Point taken. For all we know, we're not getting Mandarin, but Gene Khan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat-Fan Beyond View Post
    That doesn't make any sense at all.

    Shane Black did say that he isn't a fan of Asian stereotypes, but how would racebending be a solution to it?

    The word "Mandarin" refers to something Chinese, not something Non-Chinese replacing the Chinese. Having a particular nationality replaced by another inappropraite substitute nationality could be viewed just as racially offensive as any stereotype.
    Mandarin could be reworked in this Movie universe to be sort of a title. Then the man called "Mandarin" would not be necessarily Chinese. Could be someone who was controlling a criminal organization rooted in China for instance.
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    James Badge Dale Joins The Cast Of Iron Man 3 As Coldblood:

    http://www.deadline.com/2012/05/jame...n-man-3-talks/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmxx116 View Post
    James Badge Dale Joins The Cast Of Iron Man 3 As Coldblood:

    http://www.deadline.com/2012/05/jame...n-man-3-talks/
    Interesting choices, the actor and character. I enjoyed James Badge Dale on The Pacific and Rubicon. But Savin becomes a superhero and the article only says he's in talks to play Savin. But I can guess he might be the recipient of the Extremis nanotechnology in IM3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Young Justice View Post
    Mandarin could be reworked in this Movie universe to be sort of a title. Then the man called "Mandarin" would not be necessarily Chinese. Could be someone who was controlling a criminal organization rooted in China for instance.
    So the same thing Batman Begins did with Ras?

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