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New 'Iron Man 3' Movie Poster Featuring The Mandarin Revealed

Check out actor Ben Kinsley dressed up as the Mandarin in this new promotional poster.

May third is just around the corner which means the closer we get to the release of the upcoming Iron Man 3 movie, the more footage, teasers and posters of actors we will get to see as well. Earlier today the latest Iron Man 3 movie poster was unveiled, giving us an even closer look at actor Ben Kinsley as the Mandarin. The image showcases his costume which appears to be a cross between something Fidel Castro (those sunglasses and army fatigues are pretty rad) and someone out of Imperial China would wear. There are a few details in the image that are worth noting.

First, it seems Mandarin has a thing for collecting military dog tags, hence the collection of tags casually draped on his right side. What could that possibly mean? The character is also sporting a ring on each of his fingers which will likely be critical to the role of the character in the movie in general. What do you think, though? Do you like the Mandarin's look? Does he look menacing enough to break Tony Stark? Has Iron Man finally met his match? We will have to wait and see.

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Posted by TommytheHitman

This

Edited by Onemoreposter

Idk, his costume almost looks too.....hip? Also, am I the only one who'd rather the "MANDARIN" be Chinese? Don't get me wrong, I like Kinsley and I'm sure he'll be terrific. However, I can't help but feel Kinsley landed this role through some sort of weird pseudo-reverse racism.

Posted by Phaedrusgr

HE DA MAN...

Posted by ccraft

@TommytheHitman: My exact thought!

Posted by impossibilly

This Mandarin kind of looks like the homeless guy that sleeps in the park in my neighborhood. Where's his shopping cart?

Posted by StrangeMan

Dem glasses

Posted by The Average Bear

He looks like he's saying, 'Way too hungover for this crap right now"

Posted by DaltonMunnal

@Onemoreposter said:

Idk, his costume almost looks too.....hip? Also, am I the only one who'd rather the "MANDARIN" be Chinese? Don't get me wrong, I like Kinsley and I'm sure he'll be terrific. However, I can't help but feel Kinsley landed this role through some sort of weird pseudo-reverse racism.

Ben Kingsley is a pretty big melting pot of foreign races (his birth name is Krishna Pandit Bhanji), but I do get the impression that they were afraid to cast somebody noticeably foreign as a terrorist. Kingsley is great, but I am indeed annoyed by it. I don't always care when a character isn't cast properly for their race, but he's called the freakin' Mandarin.

Posted by nappystr8

Ben Kingsley is a boss.

Posted by kennybaese

@DaltonMunnal said:

@Onemoreposter said:

Idk, his costume almost looks too.....hip? Also, am I the only one who'd rather the "MANDARIN" be Chinese? Don't get me wrong, I like Kinsley and I'm sure he'll be terrific. However, I can't help but feel Kinsley landed this role through some sort of weird pseudo-reverse racism.

Ben Kingsley is a pretty big melting pot of foreign races (his birth name is Krishna Pandit Bhanji), but I do get the impression that they were afraid to cast somebody noticeably foreign as a terrorist. Kingsley is great, but I am indeed annoyed by it. I don't always care when a character isn't cast properly for their race, but he's called the freakin' Mandarin.

I seriously doubt that they will ever refer to his character as "The Mandarin" in the movie, so I'm kind of okay with it.

I really can't make up my mind on this costume though. I think it kind of looks super goofy.

Posted by Kairan1979
@impossibilly: I agree. Mandarin should look more regal.
Posted by Teerack

eh.

Posted by impossibilly

@The Average Bear said:

He looks like he's saying, 'Way too hungover for this crap right now"

All that incense can't be helping his headache, but something has to cover up the smell of last night's party.

Posted by Gonzo33
In this photo you can see a Cap style helmet and Iron man's helmet under Mandarin's boot.
Posted by Oscars94

Need to see him in action before I can decide. Also wasn't the terrorist organisation called The Ten Rings? Was this a teaser for Mandarin?

Posted by MrMazz

Ok that looks kinda boss

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

I like it, very terroristy

Posted by StMichalofWilson

@TommytheHitman said:

This

BOSS!!!

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

That is pretty cool

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Posted by judasnixon

I want that outfit so bad! I would wear it all the time.....

Edited by OmgOmgWtfWtf

*sigh* I really wished Hollywood would actually hire an ASIAN person to play an ASIAN role. Would it be that difficult for you Hollywood to not race bend shit once in a while? Thank you. Sincerely, an Asian person.

EDIT: When I mean Asian, I mean an Asian who fits the role of the MANDARIN. So please to all you people out there shouting Ben Kingsley is Asian. Think to yourself does he fit the role of the MANDARIN? You might as well say the Last Airbender was racially okay because they had Indian people in it. So please people, think before you respond to me. Because I clearly don't like dealing with stupid people, and if you're not the type to like being called stupid. Don't respond to this post, unless it's meaningful.

Posted by KnightRise

SWAG

Posted by Lykida

It's really not so easy to say. I like his coat, hate the glasses and don't really get the camouflage look. And when it comes to the race, I think they might provide a good reason why he's called the Mandarin though he doesn't look so asian after all.

Posted by Xenozoic Shaman

@OmgOmgWtfWtf said:

*sigh* I really wished Hollywood would actually hire an ASIAN person to play an ASIAN role. Would it be that difficult for you Hollywood to not race bend shit once in a while? Thank you. Sincerely, an Asian person.

I'm not asian, but I wholeheartedly agree. I like Ben Kingsly and all, but he does not look the part at all. Why does Hollywood insist on changing the appearance of characters for the worst?

Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf

@Xenozoic Shaman: Hollywood thinks it too risky to hire people outside the norm. So instead of taking the risk they just butcher movies because they know they will make money irregardless T.T

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

I kinda like this look

Posted by ma_rc_01

@Xenozoic Shaman said:

@OmgOmgWtfWtf said:

*sigh* I really wished Hollywood would actually hire an ASIAN person to play an ASIAN role. Would it be that difficult for you Hollywood to not race bend shit once in a while? Thank you. Sincerely, an Asian person.

I'm not asian, but I wholeheartedly agree. I like Ben Kingsly and all, but he does not look the part at all. Why does Hollywood insist on changing the appearance of characters for the worst?

I'm sorry but Ben Kingsley looks like every race ever. Did you see Prince of Persia the movie?

Posted by dreamfall31
Posted by CTG

@Gonzo33: That's clearly Iron Man's helmet under his boot. Thanks for the heads up though!

Posted by Decept-O

Not too keen on Mandarin as a choice of villain but Kingsley looks imposing here.

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

@Onemoreposter:

Isn't Kingsley half-Asian though? He isn't full Caucasian, so I'm not sure the reverse-racism would apply in this case.

Posted by krilling

Looks like s#!t.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Well, Ben Kingsly hasn't failed me yet. Here's keeping my fingers crossed that this will work.

Posted by mattwing87

He looks bad ass even though he's not Chinese! He doesn't look like someone who would wield magic though.

Posted by sora_thekey

@Oscars94 said:

Need to see him in action before I can decide. Also wasn't the terrorist organisation called The Ten Rings? Was this a teaser for Mandarin?

Yes.

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Posted by TDK_1997

He doesn't give a f@#k!

Edited by friendlyNeighborhoodSpidey

The more I look at it, the better it looks. I want that coat :) I can see this becoming his look in the comics (if it hasn't already). And I'm totally fine with Ben Kingsley. According to Mandarin's origin:

"His father was a direct descendant of Genghis Khan, and his mother was a British aristocrat."

EDIT: Just realized he's got a little Alan Moore going on.

Posted by GothamRed

Mandarin will be straight up pimpin' in Iron Man 3

Posted by Perfect 10

@Onemoreposter: its not reverse racism its just racism. its as bad as Premium Rush which has a chinese cast that plays a huge role in the plot of the movie, but are they in the trailer? nope

Posted by Perfect 10

further proof this is going to be a train wreck. will wait for dvd and just laugh and shake my head at the ridiculousness. shades on the mandarin? really??! he looks like an eccentric drug dealer

Posted by GR2Blackout

THE MANDARIN RAP

Lookin' like a true terrorist in my throne, get ready Iron Man, I hereby say you'll be owned!

Posted by Crackdown

See to me, it looks like he's wearing Tony's glasses, like he is mocking Iron Man.

Posted by Crackdown

@OmgOmgWtfWtf said:

*sigh* I really wished Hollywood would actually hire an ASIAN person to play an ASIAN role. Would it be that difficult for you Hollywood to not race bend shit once in a while? Thank you. Sincerely, an Asian person.

Last I checked, India was in Asia, making up a large part of it

Posted by joshmightbe

Needs to lose the shades but other than that pretty good

Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf

@Crackdown: last time i checked Mandarin wasn't Indian. So my point still stands.

Posted by ragdollpurps

Looking pretty swanky, I dig it.

Posted by impossibilly

After seeing this poster, I wonder if the Mandarin will still be an Asian character in the movie, or instead be an American or English ex-pat who has relocated to China.

Posted by JamDamage

Normally I'd say they should have gone with the national decent of the character but it's Ben F*&KING KIngsley. Sir Ben. He's looks awsome. I just wonder how they're going to apply the rings, and will we get to see all the 10 of them in action. I have hopes for this movie.

Posted by lostlantern13

@OmgOmgWtfWtf said:

*sigh* I really wished Hollywood would actually hire an ASIAN person to play an ASIAN role. Would it be that difficult for you Hollywood to not race bend shit once in a while? Thank you. Sincerely, an Asian person.

EDIT: When I mean Asian, I mean an Asian who fits the role of the MANDARIN. So please to all you people out there shouting Ben Kingsley is Asian. Think to yourself does he fit the role of the MANDARIN? You might as well say the Last Airbender was racially okay because they had Indian people in it. So please people, think before you respond to me. Because I clearly don't like dealing with stupid people, and if you're not the type to like being called stupid. Don't respond to this post, unless it's meaningful.

The loophole for Marvel would be...this is influenced by the Ultimate Universe, so what's Ultimate Mandarin look like (I've never seen Ultimate Mandarin, so I can't speak to that).

On the movie side of things, Ben Kingsley's a great actor and I trust Marvel's casting....but this would've been my Mandarin.

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