Favreau On IRON MAN 3: ‘I Think I’d Do The Mandarin’!!

#1 Edited by Casket (339 posts) - - Show Bio


“You got to do The Mandarin. I think I’d do The Mandarin,” he tells MTV. “The problem with The Mardarin is, the way it’s depicted in the comic books, like you don’t want to see that. And then, also, he has ten magical rings; it just didn’t feel right for our thing. So it’s either tech-based, or the rings are not really rings. But maybe with ‘Thor’ and all those others [‘Captain America’ and ‘The Avengers’] you’ll introduce magic to that world and it won’t seem as out of place.


Just like to correct team Favreau and his movie team on something many people believe Mandarin to be. Comicbook Mandarin isn't necessarily "Magic"
Mandarin's toughness and kungfu does have that whole mystic... chi... flying around doing spining kicks like a supernatural powered video game character
but his rings are not Chinese magic....it's easy to get the impression they are magic but they are not magical
They are alien science, 
ring story begins when this reptile/dragon alien dude crash landed his UFO in China. Mandarin found the UFO and stole/scavenged/borrowed the ten rings and the weird science from the spaceship
Mandarin is a deadly opponent to Tony on 2 levels
He is a old school battle master, knows the subtleties of battle, the art of war and his mystic kungfu has hardened him to such a level he doesn't need a suit to be as tough as Ironman

 Second point Mandarin has mastered a chapter of science Tony never really got to learn, he has spent years mastering the alien science from the spaceship, it takes Tony a lot of effort to crack Mandarin's evil schemes/inventions because some of them are alien based and each alien Ring has enough kick ass firepower to destroy anyone
oh yeah and Mandarin is insane, he once took Tony's Extremis, turned it into a weapon and wanted to nuke the Earth with it killing 97% of the Earth's population. Not sure why he wanted so many dead Invincible Iron Man #25, maybe he does it just to prove he can be more crazy than Genghis Khan ever was

We don't need to wait for Marvel to introduce magic to the movie audience
Mandarin is ready to go as he is
Lose the stereotyped Fu Manchu look
 and go with the more modern badass old guy look you find in HongKong movies or IM # 25

Finally we will have a villain that literally kicks Ironman's ass
#2 Posted by Caligula (12661 posts) - - Show Bio

mandarin, would work for exactly the reason favreau says he wouldn't. IM = Tech, Mandarin = Magic, they are complete opposites, and that's why he is Starks best foe. if they try to change him from the comics, i'll be pissed. Mandarin is one of the best marvel villains

#3 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4172 posts) - - Show Bio

Mandarin needs to be in the next movie, especially with the nod to the ten rings already in the first one.
And he has to have the Fu Manchu.

#4 Posted by YuggieCoin (34 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nova`Prime` said:
"   And he has to have the Fu Manchu. "
Ming was very fu manchu
#5 Posted by warlock360 (28180 posts) - - Show Bio

Fu manchu ftw

#6 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4172 posts) - - Show Bio
@YuggieCoin said:
" Ming was very fu manchu

Exactly and we already have a hollywood big shot auditioning for the role:

#7 Posted by Meteorite (3479 posts) - - Show Bio

Mandarin really should be in the next film. He's Iron Man's greatest enemy.

#8 Edited by gambit987 (1363 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry to bump this but from wich comic is that scan and is their a TPB from. o sorry I allready saw it.

#9 Posted by burningmidnight (227 posts) - - Show Bio

Something like this  Mandarin won't hurt. It will need some fixing. 

#10 Posted by gambit987 (1363 posts) - - Show Bio
@burningmidnight: From what is that?
#11 Posted by Zaiyan (475 posts) - - Show Bio
@gambit987 said:
" @burningmidnight: From what is that? "
They made an animated Ironman film
#12 Posted by Eyelash30 (169 posts) - - Show Bio

Jet Li or Chow Yun Fat as the Mandarin would be superb. Given the highlights of magic and possible alien extradimensions of ' The Avengers' and 'Thor', Mandarin's powers may be more easily explained.

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