The recently released official trailer for Iron Man 3 finally gave us a very brief, but official look at Sir Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin, with the Oscar-winning actor certainly looks every bit as menacing as one would expect from one of Tony Stark’s most dangerous foes. Marvel’s Kevin Feige has since revealed that Kingsley’s performance was one of the high points and morale boosting parts of the production:
“On his last take of his first full day as the Mandarin, when they yelled ‘Cut!’ the entire crew burst into applause, spearheaded by Mr Downey himself,” says Feige. “It was pretty amazing to see that.
“That’s what you get when you hire Sir Ben Kingsley. He’s so excited about his part and so into this character, and frankly just scaring the heck out of everybody,” he continues. “They’re like, ‘You’ve broken us out of our sceptical malaise!’”