May 3, 2013. The rumor forever was that Stark was going to fight the Mandarin in one of the movies and it’s finally coming true, with Ben Kingsley as Mandarin.
I kid about Ghandi. Kingsley’s range isn’t limited to Indians who preach non-violent resistance against the British empire and who inexplicably get stiffed for the Nobel Peace Prize. At the opposite extreme he was the psychotic Don Logan in Sexy Beast. He can play anything. Guy Pearce has a part, too. Whatever else happens in Iron Man 3, the acting will not suck.