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B1GM13
05-07-2010, 02:29 PM
The Iron Man 2 director already has a villain in mind for the sequel, but he'll have to wait to see what happens with the other Marvel movies before he can more forward!
Director Jon Favreau has been sprinkling "Ten Rings" references throughout Iron Man and Iron Man 2, leading many fans to speculate that the ring-wielding villain the Mandarin might very well be the main antagonist in Iron Man 3. Now, in a recent interview with MTV, Favreau has admitted that he has "got to do the Mandarin" in the sequel, but he has to figure out a way to do it that fits into the tech-based world he's created for Iron Man.

"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."

Favreau said that he can't really make any plans until he sees what happens with the other Marvel Studios movies currently in production.

"Iron Man 3, to pay it off, there's so much left to understand about what the world is going to be like then. You've got Thor, Captain America, Avengers all happening with different directors before Iron Man 3, and that's all going to affect Iron Man 3.

"And what's going to have happened by then? With Thor, you're going to have all this supernatural stuff happening, and magic. There's a lot of stuff going on in the world; if it's going to match the comic book, it's going to be incredibly complex for a film. I'm curious to see how they handle all that stuff."


Source - Comicbookmovie.com

xSeifer13x
05-07-2010, 02:59 PM
Honestly, the story behind Mandarin isn't a complicated one, or one that wouldn't fit within the Iron Man franchise.

His parents die when he's young and he's raided by his aunt who pretty much dislikes the rest of the world and raises him with somewhat of the same disposition. He spends all of his parents money training in science and such and is eventually kicked out of China once he becomes an adult cause he can't pay them the money he owes them.

Seeking knowledge and revenge towards those responsible, he travels to the "Valley of Spirits" where no one dared go for centuries. He eventually stumbles across a dead alien and his spaceship and spends years trying to understand the aliens technology. He also mastered the ten rings that the ship uses as propulsion. Using all this technology he defeats China's military and tries to take over the world.

You see both Mandarin and Tony Stark/Iron man see technology as a way of achieving your goals. And we all know that no matter how advanced Tony's technology we will never compare to aliens and that's why Mandarin will have the upper-hand.

It makes perfect sense and I'm sure a lot of us won't mind the alien side of the Mandarin's story.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/dd/Mandrin1.jpg

Nozza XBA
05-07-2010, 07:43 PM
Honestly, the story behind Mandarin isn't a complicated one, or one that wouldn't fit within the Iron Man franchise.

His parents die when he's young and he's raided by his aunt who pretty much dislikes the rest of the world and raises him with somewhat of the same disposition. He spends all of his parents money training in science and such and is eventually kicked out of China once he becomes an adult cause he can't pay them the money he owes them.

Seeking knowledge and revenge towards those responsible, he travels to the "Valley of Spirits" where no one dared go for centuries. He eventually stumbles across a dead alien and his spaceship and spends years trying to understand the aliens technology. He also mastered the ten rings that the ship uses as propulsion. Using all this technology he defeats China's military and tries to take over the world.

You see both Mandarin and Tony Stark/Iron man see technology as a way of achieving your goals. And we all know that no matter how advanced Tony's technology we will never compare to aliens and that's why Mandarin will have the upper-hand.

It makes perfect sense and I'm sure a lot of us won't mind the alien side of the Mandarin's story.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/dd/Mandrin1.jpg

I've never heard of him but thats a pretty good story to clear it up for me!

He sounds pretty cool.. and your theroy on tech v tech is what I was thinking.. He'd make a good villian I think?!