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Gay Punchlines, LGBT Visibility and Marvel Studios’ One-Shot ‘All Hail The King’

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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.

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86 Hero Does A Diminutive Diecast Iron Man Mark 42 Action Figure

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86 Hero

Having put their diecast spin on "The World's Finest" from DC Comics, Hong Kong toymaker 86 Hero has turned its attention to Marvel's armored Avenger. This June a 5.5" tall Iron Man donned in his Mark 42 armor from Iron Man 3 is set to arrive. It won't pack repulsors, but it will light up your life with LEDs.

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Trevor Does His Best ‘Mandarin’ In New ‘All Hail The King’ Marvel One Shot Clip [Video]

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Marvel Studios

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.

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Link Ink: Bitcoins For Comics, More ‘Days Of Future Past’ Images And Project Black Sky

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Sony Pictures/Marvel

Make your Monday brighter with today's links.

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Ben Kingsley’s The Mandarin Returns For A Marvel One-Shot

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The secret project Sir 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!

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Iron Man 3: 1/6th Scale Starboost (Mark XXXIX) Collectible Figure Coming In November

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Hot Toys

Remember a few months before Iron Man 3 arrived in theaters and images of a white "Space Amor" toy popped up online, fueling rumors that ol' Tony Stark would potentially blast into the final frontier (an armor limitation that was a major plot point in previous films) and, I dunno, see The Guardians of the Galaxy in a post-credits scene or something? Well, that didn't happen -- or hasn't happened yet -- so the "Starboost (Mark XXXIX) Armor" is kinda just some toy jazz, but at least it's cool-looking toy jazz. Following releases from Hasbro, the white/gold/black armor will get a 1/6 scale release from Hot Toys in November... well after the GotG movie hits theaters in August.

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Hot Toys Dons Tony Stark In Flannel For ‘Iron Man 3′ Rose Hill Action Figure

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Hot Toys

You might have thought that Hot Toys had hit its Tony Stark quota with the accessory-packed "Mandarin Mansion Assault Version," but it just wouldn't be the holidays without announcing a 1/6 Scale collectible figure of Stark as he appeared in Rose Hill, Tenn. in Iron Man 3.

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‘Iron Man 3′ Star Ben Kingsley Working With Marvel On ‘Secret’ Project

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Marvel Studios

Sir Ben Kingsley, the only actor who ever played both Gandhi and The Mandarin, is reportedly working with Marvel on a new project following his Iron Man 3 turn.

Will he be returning as The Mandarin? Maybe. Everybody's staying mum about the plans Marvel has for the revered actor.

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Hot Toys Announces ‘Iron Man 3′ Cosbaby Series 2

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Hot Toys is set to expand on its Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3 Cosbaby lines with a second series of IM3 figures in 2014. While the first series seemed more like an IM2 expansion with figures meant to more or less fill out Tony Stark's Hall of Armors, this second wave is pretty firmly rooted in IM3 with baby-ized versions of Iron Man Mark XLII, Battle Damaged Iron Man XLII, Pepper Potts in the XLII amor, Tony Stark, Iron Patriot and War Machine Mark II.

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Link Ink: The xkcd Asteroid, Vinyl Ultron And LEGO BMO

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Read on for all of the links this Tuesday holds.

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