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UPDATED: Full picture included! Another Iron Man 3 character poster: Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin

Feb. 22, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

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UPDATE: I've included the full image from Empire that was used for the poster and I have to agree: way cooler when you can see Iron Man's helmet under his boot. Thanks to JoBlo reader Coremax for bringing this to my attention.

ORIGINAL: We've shown you the posters of the Iron Patriot and Aldrich Killian recently, and now the IRON MAN Facebook page has a poster up of The Mandarin, played by Ben Kingsley, looking very relaxed. It might be just the way he's sitting but does anyone else think he looks like a cross between Ali G and Sacha Baron Cohen's character from THE DICTATOR?

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Ben Kingsley can play an excellent bad guy and I can't wait to see The Mandarin piss all over Tony Stark's bonfire when IRON MAN 3 hits theaters May 3rd, 2013.

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Extra Tidbit: If you're a fan of Sir Ben Kingsley, check out the crime comedy YOU KILL ME where he plays an alcoholic hit man. Very good stuff.

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9:50AM on 02/23/2013
Is the Mandarin gonna have to choke a bitch?
Is the Mandarin gonna have to choke a bitch?
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5:51AM on 02/23/2013
Not sure of the look, but I have faith. Up at this point, I am more excited to see Rebecca Hall.
Not sure of the look, but I have faith. Up at this point, I am more excited to see Rebecca Hall.
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3:08AM on 02/23/2013
I love how the Iron Man movies have changed and shitted all over the original villain characters in every film so far and no one cares at all. They change one thing to a X-Men or Fantastic Four bad guy and the movie is automatically hated... Double standards much everyone?
I love how the Iron Man movies have changed and shitted all over the original villain characters in every film so far and no one cares at all. They change one thing to a X-Men or Fantastic Four bad guy and the movie is automatically hated... Double standards much everyone?
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5:22AM on 02/23/2013
You're on dust pal! First off there was nothing wrong with any of the characters in X-Men 1 and 2. We won't talk about the 3rd one. The FF movies were even worst than X-Men 3 was, so yeah, "we" had rights to complain about pretty much everything including the bad guy. I mean, were you ok with how Doctor Doom was portrayed?????

Anyways, the reason why the changes made to Iron Man are acceptable (and pretty much every changes to every movies made BY Marvel, so far) is because, and simply, the
You're on dust pal! First off there was nothing wrong with any of the characters in X-Men 1 and 2. We won't talk about the 3rd one. The FF movies were even worst than X-Men 3 was, so yeah, "we" had rights to complain about pretty much everything including the bad guy. I mean, were you ok with how Doctor Doom was portrayed?????

Anyways, the reason why the changes made to Iron Man are acceptable (and pretty much every changes to every movies made BY Marvel, so far) is because, and simply, the movies are well made, interesting, exciting, entertaining and the changes made to the movie versions of those villains work well in the movie universe. The only one villain that was way under used and developed was the Red Skull, imo.
5:52AM on 02/23/2013
I agree with you villain changes.
I agree with you villain changes.
12:11AM on 02/23/2013

Is this...?

Iron Man 3 or "Gandhi 2: No More Mister Nice Guy"?
Iron Man 3 or "Gandhi 2: No More Mister Nice Guy"?
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5:31PM on 02/22/2013

Aladeen motherfucker !

Looks like General Aladeen's consigliere got promoted.
Looks like General Aladeen's consigliere got promoted.
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1:13PM on 02/22/2013

maybe....

i always thought it was kinda weird that a white guy is playing the mandarin (even if it's ben kingsley). but maybe... he's just this really crazy white guy who's creepily obsessed with chinese stuff. like a sinophile monsieur candie. that'd work for me.
i always thought it was kinda weird that a white guy is playing the mandarin (even if it's ben kingsley). but maybe... he's just this really crazy white guy who's creepily obsessed with chinese stuff. like a sinophile monsieur candie. that'd work for me.
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1:20PM on 02/22/2013
Actually Kingsley is part Indian so he isn't 100% white, I get what your saying though.
Actually Kingsley is part Indian so he isn't 100% white, I get what your saying though.
3:23PM on 02/22/2013
i think its going to be like in the tv show the wire. the biggest player in the game only went by the name 'the greek' even though he wasnt greek. so that if they were ever under tap, the cops or whoever would be looking for someone from greece or of greek decent. by calling himself 'the mandarin' he wants people to be looking for a chinese man instead of whatever he is in the movie
i think its going to be like in the tv show the wire. the biggest player in the game only went by the name 'the greek' even though he wasnt greek. so that if they were ever under tap, the cops or whoever would be looking for someone from greece or of greek decent. by calling himself 'the mandarin' he wants people to be looking for a chinese man instead of whatever he is in the movie
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12:38PM on 02/22/2013

Nice.

Are we to assume that those are Tony's sunglasses?
Are we to assume that those are Tony's sunglasses?
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12:35PM on 02/22/2013

How is Captain America related to Mandarin??

There are a ton of signs pointing the Mandarin being involved with Captain America somehow. With the WWII helmets and the Captain America Shield tattoo on his neck, there has to be something they will be connected by. Was Mandarin possibly alive in WWII?
There are a ton of signs pointing the Mandarin being involved with Captain America somehow. With the WWII helmets and the Captain America Shield tattoo on his neck, there has to be something they will be connected by. Was Mandarin possibly alive in WWII?
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12:40PM on 02/22/2013
Just read an article that rumors Mandarin being involved with the Winter Soldier program...
Just read an article that rumors Mandarin being involved with the Winter Soldier program...
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12:35PM on 02/22/2013

Boss

I'm happy with the Pimp Hobo look, it's also pretty cool as a character poster (though in agreement with everyone else that the other photo makes so much more sense). I think this poster, the poster with Stark falling to earth, and the poster with Stark in front of all of his suits are a huge improvement over the bog standard and unimaginative posters the previous entries in this series have had so far.

Whilst the Rhodey and Guy Pearce character sheets are fine, I'd love Marvel to draw from
I'm happy with the Pimp Hobo look, it's also pretty cool as a character poster (though in agreement with everyone else that the other photo makes so much more sense). I think this poster, the poster with Stark falling to earth, and the poster with Stark in front of all of his suits are a huge improvement over the bog standard and unimaginative posters the previous entries in this series have had so far.

Whilst the Rhodey and Guy Pearce character sheets are fine, I'd love Marvel to draw from their decades of incredible visuals from their comics when it comes to promoting their movies, up until now they haven't really, and have been happy just to stick a Photoshopped template of a live action version of one of their characters front and center and be done with it, or just piling all the floating heads of their characters up in a human pyramid with some explosions somewhere. This sadly includes the promotional sheets for The Avengers which could have had some incredible imagery on the one-sheets.

This movie is a small step in the right direction.
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12:21PM on 02/22/2013
If he cracks a smile there better be at least one gold tooth in his mouth.
If he cracks a smile there better be at least one gold tooth in his mouth.
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12:20PM on 02/22/2013
Really like it. For some reason he reminds me to Bin Laden.
Really like it. For some reason he reminds me to Bin Laden.
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12:06PM on 02/22/2013

Correct me if I'm wrong, but...

is that Captain America's WWII helmet on the right?
I'm digging this picture. Not what I was expecting but definitely cool.
is that Captain America's WWII helmet on the right?
I'm digging this picture. Not what I was expecting but definitely cool.
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12:21PM on 02/23/2013
Funny because someone else pointed out his CAPTAIN AMERICA tattoo in the first trailer. I wonder if they're trying to tie him to CAP
Funny because someone else pointed out his CAPTAIN AMERICA tattoo in the first trailer. I wonder if they're trying to tie him to CAP
11:40AM on 02/22/2013
I definitely like the full picture better, definitely not the pose I was expecting but fuck it he still looks like a boss.
I definitely like the full picture better, definitely not the pose I was expecting but fuck it he still looks like a boss.
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11:28AM on 02/22/2013
Not really liking this image of The Mandarin. Seems like he is a pimp ready to smack a ho.
Not really liking this image of The Mandarin. Seems like he is a pimp ready to smack a ho.
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11:11AM on 02/22/2013
Love the Saddam Hussein sunglasses...
Love the Saddam Hussein sunglasses...
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11:10AM on 02/22/2013
It's the slouching and sunglasses that are throwing me. If I heard a Mandarin poster was out, I'd immediately picture a centered shot, sans glasses, steely gaze, sitting upright, very even. Methodical. Fingers touching to show off the Ten Rings. How much do you guys think we can gather about his interpretation in IM3 from this poster? Yes, it's just ONE pic, so I'm not judging either way. Just wasn't expecting this pose.
It's the slouching and sunglasses that are throwing me. If I heard a Mandarin poster was out, I'd immediately picture a centered shot, sans glasses, steely gaze, sitting upright, very even. Methodical. Fingers touching to show off the Ten Rings. How much do you guys think we can gather about his interpretation in IM3 from this poster? Yes, it's just ONE pic, so I'm not judging either way. Just wasn't expecting this pose.
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11:02AM on 02/22/2013

That Ain't Dope, Tony!

Yeah I'm not going to judge the character before I see him in action, but he's definity too pimpy in this picture.
Yeah I'm not going to judge the character before I see him in action, but he's definity too pimpy in this picture.
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10:57AM on 02/22/2013
He has no problem slapping a ho if she gets out of line
He has no problem slapping a ho if she gets out of line
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10:51AM on 02/22/2013
"I don't always fight superheroes, but when I do, I prefer Iron Man."
"I don't always fight superheroes, but when I do, I prefer Iron Man."
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10:36AM on 02/22/2013
not a fan of the sunglasses for the poster. the full picture shows that he has ironmans helmet under his foot and a captain america type ww2 helmet above those dogtags

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not a fan of the sunglasses for the poster. the full picture shows that he has ironmans helmet under his foot and a captain america type ww2 helmet above those dogtags

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10:43AM on 02/22/2013
Love that whole picture. Looks much better than the poster.
Love that whole picture. Looks much better than the poster.
10:34AM on 02/22/2013
Hmmm, he sort of looks like Ali G. The whole look is more like a rapper than a global super villain.
Hmmm, he sort of looks like Ali G. The whole look is more like a rapper than a global super villain.
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10:32AM on 02/22/2013
He should be Don Logan resurrected. Epic!
He should be Don Logan resurrected. Epic!
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10:27AM on 02/22/2013
He looks like a Super-Villain Pimp
He looks like a Super-Villain Pimp
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10:32AM on 02/22/2013
Problem?
Problem?
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