Comic fans were not happy with the revelation of the Mandarin’s true nature in Iron Man 3, leading to a short film starring Ben Kingsley (Who played the Mandarin in the film) where Marvel back-peddled way from the divisive idea. The short film hinted that the real Mandarin is out there somewhere. Keven Feigie, head of Marvel Studios, says that the unseen real Mandarin may make an appearance in a future Marvel film.
While doing an interview with IGN, Fegie spoke of the possibility of the real Mandarin existing in the MCU. “That’s one of the reasons we wanted to do the fun short that Drew Pearce wrote and directed. That was to clarify, ‘Hey, just because we did this thing doesn’t mean this other thing doesn’t exist.’ And as we were making Iron Man 3 — and I think Drew’s spoken about this — that was always our intention, was that Aldrich Killian was perverting the notion of these things he’s heard.
Fegie adds, “‘The idea was always there was somebody like this. There had been rumors of somebody like this, and Aldrich Killian just built on that, to make his version.”
Fegie hopes that there will be an Iron Man 4. If there is, will the Mandarin be the Big Bad? Feige says “There have been talks”.
Would you want to see the Mandarin in Iron Man 4?