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First Look At Ben Kingsley As The Mandarin In Marvel's New One-Shot
All Hail The King!

09 January 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Entertainment Weekly

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We’ll start this story off with a spoiler warning for those who somehow missed last year’s box office barnstormer Iron Man 3 and would cry foul at us revealing anything. If you’re at all worried about spoilers, check out another story. Perhaps this one? For those still with us: Marvel has revealed full details about its new One-Shot, called All Hail The King, and starring Ben Kingsley.

All Hail The King will pick up the story of “The Mandarin”, AKA narcotics, booze, girls and footie-happy actor Trevor Slattery, who was part of Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce)’s big plan in the latest Tony Stark adventure. The short will continue the story of Slattery, sent to prison for his part in the scheme.

"'The Further Adventures of Trevor' was something we had talked about on set all the time,” IM3 co-writer Drew Pearce tells EW. “And when we sat down to talk about what the short would be, it was executive producer Stephen Broussard, and Kevin Feige and myself and Joss Whedon and Avengers producer Jeremy Latcham. So we kicked around a bunch of ideas and there were loads of them that we liked, and it was actually Joss who at a certain point went like, ‘Or you could do the one that has Sir Ben Kingsley in it because you have access to Sir Ben Kingsley.’” At least now we know what Kingsley was alluding to last year. 

Pearce wrote and directed the 14-minute follow-up, which sees Slattery dealing with newfound fame and dangerous infamy, particularly among the terrorist types already in the prison who are none to keen on him essentially making a mockery of their organisation.

"Imagine a real terrorist organization whose beliefs were long held and religious for thousands of years, and imagine a drunk, British actor coming along and essentially telling the world that he's the face of your organization," Pearce says. "I think they would be right to be quite angry."

For more on the short, which also apparently features a Russian monkey with a taste for vodka, check out EW’s story. The One-Shot will be part of the Thor: The Dark World Blu-Ray, which hits UK stores on February 24 and US stores on February 25.

 

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RE: Re: Hmph!
Yeah, I've seen The Dark World, and to be honest the humour in that was too broad - yet satisfyingly balanced - compared to the first film. Although I have a bias towards Thor (and Hemsworth)! But I feel the humour in IM3 was relentless. More

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RE: Trevor!
Sounds great. Looking forward to it. Can't wait to get Cool Breeze's opinion, he's gonna love this. More

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