Ben Kingsley as Iron Man 3 villain? Yes please (UPDATED)
One problem that was apparent in both Iron Man films was the lack of depth for the villains of The Ironmonger and Whiplash, but both characters were portrayed greatly by their respective actors. And it seems that will continue in Shane Black’s Iron Man 3. Variety is reporting that Sir Ben Kingsley is in talks to join the film as the villain. Unfortunately, there’s no word on who that character will be. It was thought The Mandarin would be featured, but that has been dismissed.
Update: THR is saying that Kingsley won’t be the primary villain for the film, BUT could end up playing The Mandarin after all. However, the script is still being written at the momen.