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First look at Ben Kingsleys The Mandarin in Marvel One-Shot All Hail The King

The first look at Marvel One-Shot All Hail The King has been revealed via Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab) , confirming that the short will focus on Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin.

Spoilers will follow for anyone not up to speed with Iron Man 3 , so be warned…

In Iron Man 3 , Kingsley’s menacing villain was revealed to be no more than an actor (and a drunken luvvie at that), fronting the evil schemes of Guy Pearce’s Aldrich Killian.

It was one of 2013’s most shocking plot twists, and it split audiences down the middle. It was also one of the funniest scenes of the year, and judging from the stills, the short will continue in that vein…

The 14-minute short has been written and directed by Drew Pearce, who co-wrote Iron Man 3 with Shane Black, and is currently being tapped up to scribble sequels to some of cinemas biggest franchises ( Mission: Impossible 5 being at the top of his list).

All Hail The King picks up with ‘Trevor’ where he left off after being uncovered by Tony Stark, and finds him locked up in a maximum-security prison.

Check out the four new images below:



All Hail The King will feature on the Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.