Only an Asian creative team can bring Mandarin to the big screen, he thinks the screenwriter of the Iron Man 3 movie, where the evil antagonist had to appear. Marvel studios played up to fans’ expectations in 2013, when – after being announced in the promotional material for the Iron Man 3 movie – the blockbuster showed that Ben Kingsley’s negative hero, Mandarin, was, in fact, a drunk British actor, Trevor Slattery, playing a role created by Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce).
It was a decision that disappointed fans of the character and prompted the Marvel studio to make things right in 2014, writes flickeringmyth.com, along with the short film All Hail The King. Here it was revealed to us that Mandarin is, in fact, a real character and that he and the terrorist organization Ten Rings are upset that Slattery is using his image.
At last month’s Comic-Con Convention, audiences were assured that they would see the real Mandarin, played by Tony Leung, in 2021, in the film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Screenwriter Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) shared a few thoughts in an interview with Cinema Blend about the character: “You know, there are modern interpretations of Mandarin, which make sense in a context, especially in a Marvel movie a lot. more about Asian culture and having more Asians in front and behind the camera, people who run the story, ”says Pearce. “In our Iron Man, as you and the rest of the world already know, I had the feeling that if we were to play Mandarin in one of the many forms under which it is known, we would play on the book of one of the many stereotypes that first gave birth to the character. Yellow danger, finally … This idea inspired us to approach the character. ”
“I also talked to some of my friends at Marvel and, of course, I don’t know exactly what’s going to happen, but we think he’ll be the best opponent. And I believe in Marvel. We believe in Marvel … “