Exclusive: Sir Ben Kingsley’s Iron Man 3 Character Still Being Developed

With the enormous opening weekend for Marvel’s The Avengers, many people are already looking forward to Marvel Studios’ summer 2013 release Iron Man 3, written and directed by Shane Black, and what we can expect from it.

It was announced a few weeks ago that Sir Ben Kingsley would be playing an unnamed villain in the movie–something Marvel Studios has yet to confirm with any sort of press release, mind you–and though it was reported he won’t be playing the Mandarin (as suggested by Favreau way back in 2008),  when SuperHeroHype had a chance to talk to Sir Ben, we wanted to ask whether he’s figured out exatly what level of bad guy he’d be bringing to the movie, knowing full well he wouldn’t be able to say much. 

Even though the production is starting in Wilmington, North Carolina soon, Sir Ben is actually going to be doing another movie first as he told us:

“I’m filming ‘Ender’s Game’ in New Orleans right now and then I go onto a film called ‘ The Physician,’ which is a beautiful film about a physician and then I go into ‘Iron Man,’” he told us during the junket for Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator. “Quite soon I’ll be with everybody and we’ll be discussing the look and the feel and the direction of the character. It’s very early days yet, but I’m so thrilled to be on board.”

Iron Man 3 is scheduled to open May 3, 2013, and hopefully we’ll learn more about Sir Ben’s character soon.

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