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(Entertainment Weekly)   Asian Iron Man villain, The Mandarin, is now a white Mongolian portrayed by a British Indian   ( divider line
    More: Fail, Ben Kingsley, Asian Iron Man, Iron Man, British Indian, Mongolians, Feig, Schindler, villains  
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6167 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 22 Oct 2012 at 5:20 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-22 02:35:48 PM  
3 votes:

Herro? Is dis Tony Stahk? I be kicking you ass in next movie, pal! You in beeeeeeeg trubbah!
2012-10-22 05:37:17 PM  
2 votes:

It makes sense when you think about it.
2012-10-23 04:19:09 AM  
1 vote:

ExperianScaresCthulhu: When white people tell themselves that a white got the job because of merit, that there were not qualified non-white actors for a role, there's a problem. So fk whites. Realize that whites aren't getting roles because they are more qualified, but because Hollywood bean counters have done the math... or are bigots themselves.

Lighten up....

2012-10-22 11:36:38 PM  
1 vote:
The Chinaman is not the issue here, Dude!
2012-10-22 06:47:00 PM  
1 vote:
Well it IS Ben Kingsley, so I guess it's ok
2012-10-22 06:30:04 PM  
1 vote:
Ben Kingsley is the slightly classier version of Nicholas Cage. He also seems to never turn a script down, but makes up for the scenery eating villain roles by doing a great filme every other year or so.
2012-10-22 06:19:01 PM  
1 vote:
And he happens to like oranges, right?
2012-10-22 05:56:30 PM  
1 vote:
The dude played Gandhi. I'm okay with this.
2012-10-22 05:46:35 PM  
1 vote:
Knows a thing or two about Mongolians and Mandarin.
2012-10-22 05:34:35 PM  
1 vote:
Gandhi II?

2012-10-22 05:32:16 PM  
1 vote:
The Mandarin's late father was one of the wealthiest men in pre-revolutionary mainland China (and a descendant of Genghis Khan), while his late mother was an English noblewoman

Just be thankful he's not being played by a Swede
2012-10-22 05:29:58 PM  
1 vote:

unlikely: Looking at the IMDB entry and all the names represented in the cast, I worry that this movie is going to fall into "Too Many Villains" syndrome.

Why does every superhero franchise have to keep adding villains with each sequel? Haven't they figured out by now that adding villains is the step before "complete fail"?

90s Batman didn't teach us anything?
Nor Spider Man?


If you were born between 1975-1985 I want you to name Batman's most important villain.

Now Spider-Man.

Great; but they're backstories take too long, and actually MAKE SENSE, so remove those.

Now, since we need a reason for the character actually being in the movie, he needs dynamism. Choose one:

A) He's scary
B) He's lost the will to live.
C) He knows only hatred, loss or ignorance.
D) He's a giant pile of special effects.

Congratulations; you just figured out how to make a truly great villain a horrible, useless, oversized, lumbering plot hole.

/At least Sam Raimi (silently) admitted that he hated what Sony made him do (shoehorn Venom into SM3 - instead of having SM4 a GIANT Spider-Man Vs. Venom arc)... purely by a fan's question at a 2008 meet-n'-greet at Comic-Con; "At the end of Spider-Man 3, Venom gets out of the river, but Spider-Man thinks he's dead... does that mean Venom kills him and Mary Jane?"


/Don't piass off the director who already has a "plan-B" in case the Studio farks with him.
2012-10-22 04:00:52 PM  
1 vote:
I don't know about their villainy, but I sure do love their barbeque.
2012-10-22 03:13:15 PM  
1 vote:
The best thing about old films is seeing Englishmen or Americans being Africans, or Indians, or Chinese, or just about anything, because we're the best actors, we can even play their race better than they can. Case in point already made in this thread, Mickey Rooney.
2012-10-22 02:59:37 PM  
1 vote:
An American Jewish Egyptian Prince.

2012-10-22 02:19:51 PM  
1 vote:
2012-10-22 02:13:46 PM  
1 vote:
2012-10-22 02:09:40 PM  
1 vote:

Aarontology: Indians are Asians

Native Americas?
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