Iron Man 3 is one of the highest grossing comic book movies of all time because of the first Avengers movie and because Iron Man 3 jump-started Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Financial success doesn’t always mean that the movie was great, in my opinion, it wasn’t. The main reason I felt that way is because director Shane Black and co destroyed a classic Iron Man villain which every comic book fan will know as The Mandarin. He is the leader of the 10 rings terrorist organization which ended up being reduced to a joke, the villain in the film was an absolute fake.
Because Marvel is so great and that they cater to it’s fan, they created a One-Shot (short film) that features the fake Mandarin named Trevor who is played by Ben Kingsley. If you were one of those people who were disappointed with how The Mandarin was treated, you can now have a sigh of relief and know that the real Mandarin is still out there. Will he appear in Iron Man 4 or another future MCU movie? I believe that answer is yes. Enjoy the full clip below.