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The Mandarin takes centre stage in new Iron Man 3 poster

February 22nd, 2013 by Saxon Comments

The Mandarin looks badass in this new Iron Man 3 poster – something Sir Ben Kingsley does with ease.

Though his evil-sounding voice in the trailers 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 are the combat helmets with holes in them, which are probably just there to look intimidating (and hold incense, naturally).

Iron Man 3 hits UK cinemas on April 26th, followed by a US release on May 3rd.

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