Originally teased back in October, Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first images and details on Marvel’s upcoming One-Shot All Hail the King, which sees Ben Kingsley reprising his role of Trevor Slattery as seen in Iron Man 3.
The 14-minute short will pick up shortly after the events of Iron Man 3, with Trevor serving time in Seagate prison (a familiar location to Marvel Comics readers) and he’s granted his first interview since he’s been imprisoned. Scoot McNairy will play the documentarian interviewing Trevor, and the topics they discuss will range from Slattery’s early acting career to whether he worries about The Ten Rings potentially targeting him “for making a mockery of their organization.”
“Imagine a real terrorist organization whose beliefs were long held and religious for thousands of years, and imagine a drunk, British actor coming along and essentially telling the world that he’s the face of your organization,” Iron Man 3 and All Hail the King screenwriter Drew Pearce said. “I think they would be right to be quite angry.”
Pearce also revealed that the idea for the One-Shot originated from Marvel’s The Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon.
“‘The Further Adventures of Trevor’ was something we had talked about on set all the time, and when we sat down to talk about what the short would be, it was Stephen [Broussard, executive producer of Iron Man 3] and Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios president] and myself and Joss Whedon and Jeremy Latcham [executive producer of The Avengers.] So we kicked around a bunch of ideas and there were loads of them that we liked, and it was actually Joss who at a certain point went like, ‘Or you could do the one that has Sir Ben Kingsley in it because you have access to Sir Ben Kingsley.'”
Pearce also mentions that the short could pave the way for future stories in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, saying: “By the end of the short, there are definitely a lot of exciting other places that are brought up in it that could then go in the Marvel universe. You know, whether that’s an Iron Man movie or another one going into Phase Two or Three.”
All Hail the King will debut on the DVD and Blu-ray for Thor: The Dark World, which will be available on February 25. Will you be watching the new One-Shot?