Ben Kingsley reprises his role as the Mandarin from Iron Man 3 in the new Marvel One Shot short film, All Hail the King. Today we have the first clip from the short, and it features Argo's Scoot McNairy narrating his quest to find out the truth behind the man actually known as Trevor Slattery.
A documentarian played by Scoot McNairy (best known for Argo and In Search of a Midnight Kiss) narrates his quest to understand the history of the man who, in Iron Man 3, captivated the world’s attention as a fearsome terrorist, who amalgamated the forms of various menacing figures from history.
The fact that this man turned out to be (SPOILER ALERT) kind of a huge fraud is just another fascinating wrinkle in The Mandarin’s storied past.
Those who’ve already seen Iron Man 3 know that this terrifying figure was actually a clueless British actor who was simply desperate for work — and too dim to realize what he was getting into.
Spared an agonizing (albeit hilarious) demise in the feature film, Kingsley’s brain-addled Trevor Slattery survives to unleash more chaos in this short film.
Iron Man 3 co-writer Drew Pearce wrote and directed the short, and this is a fun clip that I'm sure many of you will enjoy.There's no embed for it yet, so click on the lick below thanks to Marvel.