Iron Man 3 is full of speculation… Mandarin may show up after all…
We’ve (by we I mean M Dawg and I) have been keeping tabs on Iron Man 3 pretty closely. One of my biggest disappointments was finding out new director Shane Black was not interested in putting the Mandarin character into the movie saying it was a racial stereotype. Turns out, new rumors have surfaced saying Mandarin may indeed be in the movie.
Website Neonpunch has reported that Internal Affairs actor Andy Lau is apparently in negotiations for a role in the film. NeonPunch has heard he’ll play an old friend of Tony’s that represents China’s technology sector – and will use China’s armored heroes to help Iron Man defeat “The Mandarin” who is seen as a terrorist against both the US and China. Whether that means an individual named The Mandarin or an organization with the name, no one seems to know.
But hey… even though it looks like everyone in Marvel’s camp has been a bunch of liars.. it’s still kind of cool right? I mean with a cool villain, Shane Black has an even harder time to screw it up.