The Mandarin gets an Iron Man 3 character poster and description

Over the past week or so we’ve seen Iron Man 3 character posters for War Machine (Don Cheadle) and Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), and now Disney and Marvel Studios has released another, this time featuring Iron Man’s (Robert Downey Jr.) arch-nemesis The Mandarin, who is portrayed by Ben Kingsley (Sexy Beast):

Iron Man 3 Mandarin character poster

In addition to the poster, Disney has also unveiled a new character description for the terrorist leader:

Mandarin is the sinister head of the terrorist organization known as The Ten Rings, from which all the acts of extreme terrorism plaguing the world appear to emanate. Although he is reclusive, Mandarin wields great power and makes his presence known by striking fear in the government and the populace through his brazen plans of attack.

And thanks to Empire, we have a wider shot of The Mandarin, revealing what’s under his foot:

Now, perhaps we’ll get our first look at James Badge Dale’s (The Lone Ranger) Eric Savin / Coldblood in the next few days…

Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), and also features Gwyneth Paltrow (Contagion), Jon Favreau (Identity Thief), Rebecca Hall (The Town), William Sadler (Machete Kills), Ashley Hamilton (Sunset Beach), Stephanie Szostak (We Bought a Zoo) and Wang Xueqi (Bodyguards and Assassins). The hotly-anticipated sequel hits UK cinemas on April 26th ahead of a North American release on May 3rd.

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    I think (well I hope) that Kingsley will deliver a great villain, but he does look a bit like like an Ali G version of Bin Laden.