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by Charles Webb

Alright, place this squarely in the "rumor" column, but Latino Review is claiming they have a scoop on Sir Ben Kingsley's role in an upcoming secret Marvel project - a role that undoes one of the most interesting things in this summer's "http://splashpage.mtv.com/tag/iron-man-3/ttp://splashpage.mtv.com/tag/iron-man-3/">Iron Man 3." Read More...

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by Brett White

If you haven't seen "Iron Man 3" by this point and are still somehow concerned about spoilers, then look away. I'd hate to ruin this for you a month before the Blu-ray is released, okay? So, spoilers.

This new deleted scene gives Ben Kingsley's Mandarin a little more time to shine, with Stark and Rhodey begrudgingly going along with one of his hairbrained schemes. After a bit of intrigue, the clip—which is twice as long as the gag reel clip we saw earlier this week—devolves into it's own gag reel, with Don Cheadle and Kingsley tossing out alternate take options at a rapid-fire pace. It's a pretty hilarious series of exchanges and while we see why it was cut from the film, we're super glad we get to see it now.

What do you think of this "Iron Man 3" deleted scene? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!

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by Brett White

Robert Downey Jr. has become known for delivering performances that are equal parts charismatic and naturalistic; the man doesn't just portray characters, he embodies them. And after three outings as Tony Stark, the actor is no doubt incredibly comfortable in the role in "Iron Man 3." Some actors might find going toe-to-toe with the Downey in his element intimidating, but not Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley. No, the two of them hit it off magnificently. Kingsley talked to MTV News about working with Downey.

"Robert never strays off dialogue," says Kingsley. "His gift is to make the written word look utterly spontaneous. Very little, if anything, is thrown at the other actor that isn't in the script... I think [ Downey] calls [the script] the box, but you play inside it. You don't play outside of it."

Check out the full interview after the jump, and prepare yourself mentally for when "Iron Man 3" bursts onto the big screen this Friday, May 3rd.

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by Brett White

Casting Sir Ben Kingsley as Iron Man's greatest foe, the Mandarin, added a much-desired level of gravitas to "Iron Man 3." You want someone capable of going head-to-head against Robert Downey Jr. in the first Marvel film after last summer's "The Avengers"? You go with an Oscar winner. Kingsley talked to MTV News about what attracted him to the film, mentioning that the beautifully written script helped convince him to play in the Marvel Universe.

"The rhythm and twists and turns of the writing and how it alternates high action and peril against vulnerability and sweetness, and tenderness, I think is brilliant."

You can check out more of Kingsley's thoughts on "Iron Man 3's" script in the interview below.

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by Brett White

A newly released Russian poster for "Iron Man 3" has done a reverse-"Thumbs & Ammo" with their depiction of Ben Kingsley's Mandarin. The poster swaps out Mandarin's relaxed right hand for one holding a hand gun ("Thumbs & Ammo" switches out gun-holding hands in iconic films for thumbs-up-giving hands).

You can check out the full poster below, and be sure to compare it to its American counterpart. It's worth noting that the Mandarin's American poster actually crops out Kingsley's right hand entirely, but a wider shot featured as a promotional image shows his empty right hand in full.

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Can you stop practicing your Ben Kingsley-Mandarin impersonation for a moment? RDJ is talking.

Robert Downey Jr. did an epic interview with Entertainment Weekly, and the third installment of the five part series on "Iron Man 3" partially covers the work he did with our current favorite strangely voiced bad guy, Ben Kingsley.

According to the RDJ, the Mandarin doesn't just steal that trailer we watched on repeat a few months back; he steals the whole damn show!

"Sir Ben is probably going to steal the movie," Downey told EW. "There are a lot of contenders who may, but right now he's probably at the top of that list."

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What's a week without a Mandarin sighting? We're certainly hoping that a single one won't go by with at least the slightest hint at what to expect from the "Iron Man 3" villain, and today, just in the nick of time, comes a brand new look at the ring-clad bad guy.

Marvel.com posted an all-new image of Sir Ben Kingsley in full Mandarin regalia, staring off with idle interest and stroking his formidable facial hair with those ring-covered fingers of his. There are a few other interesting details to consider in the new Mandarin look, too.

See it in full below.

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by Ryan Rigley

When it was first announced that Sir Ben Kingsley would be playing the main antagonist in "Iron Man 3," fanboys and fangirls all across the globe were ecstatic and eager to find out who the Oscar-winning actor would be playing. With rumors ranging everywhere from Aldrich Killian to the Controller, only one Iron Man villain seemed big enough to step up to the plate: The Mandarin.

In the comic books, the Mandarin is one of Tony Stark's deadliest and most prolific enemies. Created by Stan Lee in 1964, the Mandarin often times will utilize highly advanced technology as a means of achieving his nefarious goals.

Since the first "Iron Man 3" trailer is now online, we're examining Kingsley's take on the Mandarin when put up against his comic book counterpart. Read on for more.

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It's a bit of an "Iron Man 3" overload today, but we're not complaining, certainly not when we're receiving our first official look at Ben Kingsley as the big bad Mandarin.

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Ahead of the upcoming "Iron Man 3" trailer, Entertainment Weekly debuted the first photo of Kingsley's evil mastermind, and as you can see, the big-screen take on the character is a bit of a departure from the villain we know from the comic books. It's not just a series of visual changes, either, as Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige promises a few additional modifications to Mandarin's background.

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With "The Avengers" just hitting theaters this past weekend, it's easy to forget that Marvel and Disney are already set to roll on "Iron Man 3," which is scheduled to begin shooting next month.

The past few weeks have been a filled with exciting casting news, starting with the addition of Sir Ben Kingsley as a yet-to-be-named villain. Shortly after, talk surfaced about Guy Pearce and Jessica Chastain potentially joining the cast.

MTV News caught up with Kingsley while he was promoting his upcoming film, "The Dictator," and the actor said he couldn't be happier to join. "I'm delighted. I'm thrilled," Kingsley said. "That great team, headed by its inventors and, of course, the great Robert Downey, I'm delighted to join them."

Read more of Kingsley comments and learn why Chastain ultimately passed after the jump!

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