Marvel, Disney, and Paramount have been releasing a series of Iron Man 3 character posters that feature some revealing shots of the characters from the upcoming movie.  The latest is The Mandarin, but the others are a joy to look at as well.

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Can not way for May 03, 2013 to arrive to see if the studios can keep the Iron Man action running a full speed and if they can top the previous two films.




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  1. Why, oh why, can’t they hire a Chinese actor to play a Chinese character? This harkens back to the bad old days of John Ford films where he’d hire actual Native Americans to play the indians, UNLESS it was a speaking role, in which case he’d hire some Anglo to play the role and paint them red. And yes, before you say anything, I AM an Anglo. I am looking forward to see this movie. I wonder if they can use the Mandarin as a relevant character while still avoiding the old Yellow Peril cliches that gave birth to characters like the Mandarin in the first place. Having Iron Man fight the Mandarin smacks of the old comic books from the war where Captain American fought stereotypically ridiculous “Japanazis”. How about we DON’T go there again, Marvel people?

    • They are not casting the Mandarin as an ethnic Han, but rather as a Central Asian. Since Kingsley is at least half Indian (I believe) they are casting in ethnic lines. And the reason they are not using a chinese mandarin is because the Chinese film censors are very sensitive to those type of depictions and they would impede its foreign market.

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