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The Mandarin takes centre stage in new Iron Man 3 poster

February 22nd, 2013 by Marc 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.

click for larger version. Image supplied by Way To Blue

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….