We've already seen Guy Pearce's Aldrich Killian looking badass in an Iron Man 3 poster. Then there was Don Cheadle's Iron Patriot looking badass in his Iron Man 3 poster. And now, thanks to this exclusive Iron Man 3 poster below, it's Mandarin's turn to look badass - something Sir Ben Kingsley does with ease.
Though his evil-sounding voice in the trailers below isn't oriental in the slightest, here The Mandarin's get-up and, well, sense of feng shui definitely has an Eastern vibe. Note the elaborately trimmed coat and liberal use of joss sticks, as well as the Chinese Dragons both on the walls and and standing proudly on the floor.
As for the camo gear and army boots, that's probably something to do with him being the leader of an international terrorist organisation and as such, believing in a certain amount of discipline. Then there's a Captain America-like combat helmet with holes in it, which is probably just there to look intimidating (and hold incense, naturally).
Get a better look at the poster above thanks to this uncropped original art below. Top tip: there's something under his boot...
Refresh yourself with the kind of thing The Mandarin is wont to do - such as blowing up mansions with rocket-firing helicopters - by checking out both the Iron Man 3 Super Bowl spot...
...as well as the full trailer. He's the guy with the Bane-worthy voice and awesome shades, by the way.
Empire has a lot more Iron Man 3 goodness on the way in the not too distant future, so be sure to check back regularly in advance of the film's UK (April 26) and US (May 3) release dates.