Mandarin as the villain in Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 MovieThe mandarin is the most likely villain in the movie Iron Man 3, even Jon Favreau kind of agrees with that:

Iron Man 3 Movie Villain

“You’ve got to do the Mandarin. The problem with the Mandarin is that the way it’s depicted in the comic books, you don’t want to see that. He has 10 magical rings — that just doesn’t feel right for our franchise. So it’s either tech-based, or the rings are not really rings. But maybe with ‘Thor’ and all those others, you’ll introduce magic to that world and it won’t seem so out of place.”

Director Jon Favreau

I’m all for the Mandarin as long as they respect the source material: in the comic books the Mandarin is a Chinese guy, not a terrorist from Afghanistan. I don’t know who could play as the Mandarin though… Maybe Jet Li? What do you think? Who would you suggest for the role of the Mandarin in Iron Man 3?

11 Responses - “Mandarin as the villain in Iron Man 3”

  1. James Cable Rae

    How about Chow Young Fat, reckon he’d make a good Mandarin.

  2. xino

    I want a freaking reboot for Iron Man!
    they farked up Iron Man 2 was bad I’m not looking forward to Iron Man 3:/

  3. Angel Ladera

    I think “Donnie Yen” or “Bi Rain” should play the part of the Mandarin. But maybe more Donnie Yen should play the part. Chow Young Fat I can’t really see him play the part neither be the part.

  4. Webber

    tony jaa may be a good alternative to the manderin if chow young fat isnt a considerable choice?

  5. Ronin

    Collin Chou would also be a good pick and he already has American cinema experience. But Jet Li or Donnie Yen would also be great.

  6. HP

    Chow Yun-Fat, Jet Li and Jackie are all good, but I’d kind of like to see Collin Chou as Mandarin (he was the main bad guy in Forbidden Kingdom). I think he can do a more mystical look.

  7. muvifreak

    Chow Yun-Fat definitely.

  8. pranay kapoor

    i think it will be amazing , fabulous and awesome

  9. James

    Ken Watanabe would be a better Mandarin.

  10. irnmn3

    I would also look at Deshun Wang. The jade emperor from The Forbidden Kingdom.

  11. link2dpst

    Chow-yun Fat, period