Preview footage finally revealed Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin looking exactly like the comic book arch villain complete with ten rings according to Comic Book Resources. Iron Man 3 is currently filming and based on Iron Man Extremis by Warren Ellis and Adi Granov.
Marvel revealed titles for the Asgardian God of Thunder’s next adventure: Thor: The Dark World. Steve Rogers modern-day set sequel will be Captain America: The Winter Soldier based on the classic story by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting. I can only imagine the eruption of cheers when this title was revealed!
For the non-comic book reader let me give this SPOILER ALERT!
IF YOU WANT TO BE SURPRISED DON’T READ AHEAD
HERE IT COMES
Steve’s best friend Bucky survived the accident in World War Two, was rescued by the KGB, brainwashed and turned into a killing machine known as the Winter Soldier. The KGB would revive and freeze Bucky for missions throughout the decades. In Ed Brubaker’s Cap epic Steve must confront and try to save his former best friend turned deadly enemy. Sebastian Stan played Bucky in the first film. No word on if Stan will reprise his role. Stan is currently starring in the USA drama Political Animals. I’m thrilled Marvel Films is moving ahead with what I think is THE best modern-day Cap saga.
For more shots of Iron Man’s new armor here’s the Marvel.com link.