At todays 2006 Comic-Con International Iron Man director Jon Favreau let the a rapt audience know that the villain in the movie would be none other than Mandarin.

As one of the smartest villains ever created, Mandarin wants nothing more than to take over the world. What makes this character so interesting is the fact that Mandarin has no superhuman powers to speak of. Rather, Mandarin has mastered multiple martial arts. He has five rings on each finger that he controls with his mind.

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Iron Man comes to theaters on May 2, 2008 from Paramount Pictures.