Given another shot in a Marvel one-shot.
[POTENTIAL IRON MAN 3 SPOILER ALERT...]
Following a few teased hints dropped back in Autumn, we’ve now got full pictorial evidence of Sir Ben Kingsley returning to play Marvel villain The Mandarin, aka Trevor Slattery.
Kingsley first appeared on screen as the character in Iron Man 3, playing the supposed villain who, in a neat Shane Black twist, was actually a drunken British impostor.
The actor is now set to reprise the role in Marvel ‘One-Shot’ - a short
Says screenwriter Drew Pearce:
"'The Further Adventures of Trevor' was something we had talked about on set all the time, and when we sat down to talk about what the short would be, it was Stephen [Broussard, executive producer of Iron Man 3] and Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios president] and myself and Joss Whedon and Jeremy Latcham [executive producer of The Avengers.] So we kicked around a bunch of ideas and there were loads of them that we liked, and it was actually Joss who at a certain point went like, 'Or you could do the one that has Sir Ben Kingsley in it because you have access to Sir Ben Kingsley.'"
The short, entitled All Hail The King, will appear on the DVD and Blu-Ray release of Thor: The Dark World, set to be released next month.