Now, this might come as a surprise to you, considering Director Shane Black’s stubborn insistence that this particular baddie is an unusable ‘racist caricature’, but who knows? Maybe Black was using the ol’ Bait and Switch tactic in order to keep our miserable spoiler-loving maws off this juicy story, especially since he prides himself on his set’s secrecy.
What do you guys think? Is the Mandarin an apt villain for the cinematic Tony Stark? Or is the big magical foe too bizarre?