All Hail The King is a short movie -- a "one shot," as Marvel calls them -- about what happened to Iron Man 3 character the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) after he went to prison, written and directed by Iron Man 3 co-writer Drew Pearce. It's light, it's funny, there are some good lines and a neat twist. For the most part, I liked it.
One thing left a bad taste in my mouth.
If you haven't watched the Marvel one-shot/short movie All Hail The King, released a supplemental feature with Thor: The Dark World on Blu-ray/DVD, and you haven't watched Iron Man 3, and you want to see either of them unspoiled, skip the rest of this post. That's your spoiler warning.
Thor: The Dark World arrives on Blu-ray (and every other form of home video) next week, but for hardcore Marvel movie fans the hook isn't just getting access to Asgard on-demand, it's the all-new All Hail the King short the release includes starring Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin/Trevor. In anticipation of the universe-expanding material, Marvel Studios has released one more clip of Kingsley depicting Trevor during his post Iron Man 3 stay in prison. You can check it out after the cut.
The secret projectSir Ben Kingsley was working with Marvel Entertainment to produce has finally been revealed: It's a 14-minute short film (or as Marvel calls them, "One-Shots") focusing on what happened to The Mandarin in the aftermath of Iron Man 3.
The film, written and directed by Iron Man 3 co-writer Drew Pearce, will be titled "All Hail the King" and be included in the Thor: The Dark World Blu-Ray, which is set to come out February 25. Check out a handful of screenshots from the One-Shot after the jump!
With the September 24 release of the Iron Man 3 DVD/Blu-ray looming, Hot Toys is reminding us all of the menace of the Mandarin with a look at its upcoming 1/6 scale collectible figure based on Ben Kingsley's bad guy role.
Following a screening of Iron Man 3 on Sunday night, Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Ben Kingsley met with the press at a conference in Beverly Hills on Monday to answer questions about the new Marvel Studios film based on the superhero created by Jack Kirby, Don Heck, Stan Lee and Larry Lieber...
What exactly is Ben Kingsley's The Mandarin going to be up to in Iron Man 3? According new 90-second featurette from Marvel Studios, he's going to be weaponizing an invention that'll be quite familiar to readers who have kept up with Shellhead's adventures over the past decade or so...
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