If you are saving Iron Man 3 for its Disney Channel debut, and have not yet learned of its secrets, you may want to turn back now. As its about to get a little Spoiler-ish in the next few paragraphs. What you need to know is that Ben Kingsley, who played Mandarin in Iron Man 3, is reuniting with Marvel Studios for a secret project. Okay, now you can move on.
For those of you interested in what this project is, the Oscar-winning actor did not reveal any further details. But its being speculated that his character Mandarin, revealed to actually be British actor Trevor Slattery posing as a terrorist as a front and a distraction for Tony Stark, will return in a Marvel One-Shot that explains what happened to the oblivious thespian once his role as Mandarin 'wrapped'. A cameo on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is also not being ruled out.
Here is what Ben had to say about the mysterious project, where he confirms he reunited with the Iron Man 3 crew recently.
"It's a secret Marvel project. I'm not allowed to say any more, you're going to have to wait and see.
I was with many members of the crew that were involved in Iron Man 3. It was lovely to see them again. It was great to be with this wonderful family.
I think they have enormous taste as creative artists. There's nothing lazy or gratuitous about their work. They are at the top of their game, and they're great company to keep."
Are other Iron Man 3 cast members joining him for this project? Marvel President Kevin Feige was later grilled about the upcoming secret apperance, but he remained tight-lipped, only confirming that Ben Kingsley will return in some capacity to the Marvel Universe. He joked that if he opened his mouth any further, he would definitely feel the repercussions from the studio's bosses.