Ben Kingsley's first outing as The Mandarin was not a hit with fans. Nonetheless, the actor has returned as the villain in the latest Marvel one-shot. Check out the clip below!
In All Hail the King, The Mandarin (who is actually actor Trevor Slattery pretending to be the super villain) is serving time in prison for his crimes in Iron Man 3. Rumors of his violent acts (falsely attributed to him) have permeated the jailhouse, and Slattery has become a celebrity, both inside the prison and out. Documentary filmmaker Jackson Norris, played by actor Scoot McNairy, interviews him in hopes of getting an intimate portrait of the man who earned the dubious title of "most infamous prisoner." But Slattery doesn't give Norris much to work with.
"Thus far, the subject has been evasive and apparently oblivious to the point of my work. In fact, he seems oblivious to pretty much everything except his own growing celebrity, because now the whole world knows his name," comments Norris in the clip.
Interestingly, Slattery is held in Seagate prison, which is known in the Marvel universe as the one-time home of Luke Cage. Whether we will actually get to see Cage, or if the prison name is merely a head nod to the character, remains to be seen.
The entire 14-minute one-shot, written by Drew Pearce, will arrive Feb. 25 with the Thor: The Dark World DVD and Blu-ray packs.
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