Sir Ben Kingsley Seemingly Confirms His Marvel Secret Project Is A One-Shot

Sir Ben Kingsley Seemingly Confirms His Marvel Secret Project Is A One-Shot

Ben Kingsley spoke with Vanity Fair and dropped a few tidbits about his secret project with Marvel Studios. "I think it may be seen as . . . sometimes [Marvel] tacks on a short film to one of their other releases, maybe on a DVD or something." Read on after the jump.....

By 0megaDaGrodd - Nov 02, 2013 09:11 AM EST
Filed Under: Iron Man

While speaking to Vanity Fair during Ender's Game's promotional Tour, Sir Ben Kingsley was quizzed about his previously teased, upcoming secret project with Marvel Studios

"I think it may be seen as . . . sometimes [Marvel] tacks on a short film to one of their other releases, maybe on a DVD or something. I haven’t heard anything at all about this. So it’s in progress. It will have to remain under wraps. Marvel was so brilliant in the way they kept the transition from the Mandarin to Trevor Slattery in Iron Man 3. They were absolutely brilliant at it. I so respect the way they dearly want to surprise their audiences. But we will just have to leave it in the realm of rumor."

So not much is confirmed, but it appears that his involvement will in fact be a One Shot of some sorts. Whether this will be placed on the 'Thor: The Dark World' Blu Ray or a future Marvel project remains to be seen.

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marvelstudios - 11/2/2013, 10:00 AM
Probably a One-Shot that will come with the Thor: The Dark World blu-ray.
SuperCat - 11/2/2013, 10:03 AM
Ok, I guess.
JoshBerger - 11/2/2013, 10:03 AM
Looking forward to this. I loved the twist but if they are trying to, somehow, introduce the real Mandarin...[frick] yeah, I'm on board.
JoeMomma29 - 11/2/2013, 10:09 AM

So much for that real Mandarin!
antman73 - 11/2/2013, 10:11 AM
Yeah, the real mMAndarin will take over, in the guise of Ben Kingsley! Maybe the Mandarin could be someone linked to Fing Fan Foom and Take over Trevor body. Way not same actor diffrent attitude plus the REAL 10 rings. And the Mandarin could be the lackey of Fing Fang Foom ( called differently cause that's a real difficult name to sell)
ruadh - 11/2/2013, 10:12 AM

Come on, it's not like he said he was the "real mandarin" in the movie or anything. (sarcasm)
JoeMomma29 - 11/2/2013, 10:13 AM
@ ruadh

ruadh - 11/2/2013, 10:14 AM

That list really shows how quickly we got to the bottom of Iron Man's villain barrel. If he faces off in a movie against a villain called "The Unicorn", it will most likely be in the Iron Man equivalent of Batman & Robin.
ruadh - 11/2/2013, 10:17 AM

I pointed out on one of the other articles, but the One-Shots are usually pretty dismissible as far as important canon/plots go. They aren't going to make a DVD extra undo the plot for one of the major films. Usually it's a little side story, peripheral. So probably something silly with Trevor in prison, possibly even "the Vault" or something, but I'd be incredibly shocked if they made a One-Shot something that was so incredibly important for future movie plots.
GoldenAge88 - 11/2/2013, 10:22 AM
Kingsley stole the show in Iron Man 3, I would watch a 2 hour Trevor movie. All the haters who are hating on IM3 can suck it, it's all a matter of preference. IM3 was very fun. Can't wait to see Trevor again.
SauronsBANE - 11/2/2013, 10:22 AM
C'mon Marvel, have the balls to stick with what you did and see it through til the end. Don't try to appease offended fanboys and try to ret-con what you already did. It just makes them look bad.
ruadh - 11/2/2013, 10:23 AM

It didn't undo anything at all. It changed the context of a superfluous scene that a lot of people never even saw anyway. Stark's scene at the end of Hulk is NOTHING like a big reveal about the main villain of the film.

If they're doing it again in a future film, which they are not, why bother with the one-shot at all?
Fry - 11/2/2013, 10:23 AM
Agents of Shield mash up ?
ruadh - 11/2/2013, 10:24 AM

That'd be interesting. And would be cool to have Coulson back in the one-shots.
ruadh - 11/2/2013, 10:25 AM

They aren't. If anything, it'll simply reinforce that Trevor is definitely only Trevor.
Humperdink - 11/2/2013, 10:32 AM
I thought this was already revealed to be a one-shot short with the real Mandarin coming in to confront him about his 'impression'.

It was allegedly supposed to be a joke.

He definitely won't be playing Trevor again in some future Marvel film.

That character is done.
TheRationalNerd - 11/2/2013, 10:32 AM
Didn't like the twist at I respect what they did but that was a GIANT slap in the face. I won't settle for it, I'm honestly hoping that those rumors are true.

Just because Killian claimed "I am the Mandarin" doesn't mean he was, he could've been hyping up how powerful he saw himself that he didn't care what the "real" Mandarin would've thought of it. It happens all the time in movies...the workers for the main villain will hype themselves up to be more powerful than the person they're working for.

It would be pointless to introduce the "real Mandarin at this point, but if they want to use it as a way to keep his character hidden in the shadows until Iron Man gets rebooted with a NEW cast I'm perfectly fine with that..
Humperdink - 11/2/2013, 10:33 AM
From what I heard, it's a joke and a way to sort of nod to the fans that were upset about Trevor being the Mandarin.

The real Mandarin confronts him.
TheRationalNerd - 11/2/2013, 10:36 AM

I'd be perfectly cool with that. So I have faith that they'll stick to that theory. :)
Craven - 11/2/2013, 10:40 AM
5th Highest grossing movie of all time...yeah because Marvel sold Iron Man 3 as the movie to finally introduce the Mandarin than gave us a lame ass blonde geek...I'm glad Marvel is so high on themselves for selling false advertisement to their fans...Marvel movies are supposed to be for the fans first then the General Audience...How about we turn the Red Skull into Hawkeye or Malekith is just Loki...lame ass writing...The 1st hour was flawless...the 2nd half was worse than Ang Lee's Hulk...Marvel would be genius to turn this all around in a one shot...but probably just wishful thinking...
marvel72 - 11/2/2013, 10:42 AM
i can see it appearing on thor the dark world blu-ray,i hope it rectifies the iron man 3 mandarin twist bullshit.
ruadh - 11/2/2013, 10:44 AM

I guess that's logical, but I just don't see it happening.

For the record, the only person I know personally who was disappointed by the twist was the only other guy I know that reads comics. My wife, her brothers, all our friends, etc, none of them knew anything about the Mandarin, and loved the twist.

I suspect why fanboys hated the twist so much isn't because they love the character so much, but more because for once all their comic experience and knowledge didn't prepare them at all for the ending of a comic book movie. They were surprised, which is not something they expect from these kind of movies. For me, NOT knowing or not being able to predict what will happen in a movie is crucial as far as my enjoyment. It was a ballsy move, and well executed.
RamonSuarez - 11/2/2013, 10:45 AM
I hated the choice and am very disappointed about Mandarin not existing beyond Killian. Lame.
marantaz - 11/2/2013, 10:49 AM
Wow, for people that read comic books, a lot of you guys lack imagination. And patience. And a sense of wonder. In other words, you're a bunch of anal-retentive empty headed navel contemplating clowns. Maybe you're all just afraid of the real world, but you need to pull your heads out.
Follow along. It's very simple. Killian was funded by the Mandarin. Got it so far? Then Killian betrayed the Mandarin. You still with me? Then he used the Mandarins image to mask his terrorism of Stark. Hope I didn't lose you there. You know, super villains are like that...their just mean, and don't play well with others. Now Stark has access to Killian's stuff, including some things ( rings maybe? ) that were stolen from the Mandarin. See where this is going? I didn't want to have to spell it out for you (sorry....Spoiler Alert!) but jeebus chill out and let Marvel do what they do better than anyone!! Sit back, shut up and enjoy the show!
RamonSuarez - 11/2/2013, 10:55 AM
I think Black's point with the Mandarin/Slattery/Killian twist was to create a metanarrative on the War on Terror. He wanted to present the Mandarin as some fabricated Asian boogeyman terrorist who is symbolically exploited by powerful businessmen to arose fear in the American public for their own gains. He was obviously taking a shot at how Osama Bin Laden's own image was exploited to arose fear in the general population whenever it was convenient to sound an orange level terror alert.

But the creative decision didn't work because the MCU is all about having a universe where an Asian warlord with ten alien rings can exist and do battle against a tech genius with high powered mecha. The political commentary and more postmodern slant on the Mandarin doesn't really have a place in somewhere like the MCU where the characters were supposed to be taken more seriously on the terms the were created.
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