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No Mandarin in "Iron Man 2"

Posted: April 14th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
No Mandarin in "Iron Man 2"Submit Comment
Faran Tahir, who played the terrorist leader Raza in the first "Iron Man" movie, revealed to Sci Fi Wire that he doesn't have a role in the upcoming sequel, but that his character may appear in a later installment.

"We're still talking about it," said Tahir. "It hasn't been finalized yet, so we'll see. The character didn't die in the first one, and it is part of a larger story. Iron Man's biggest nemesis is Mandarin, and my character is the only reference to Mandarin. So we're still trying to figure out how it's going to fit. The things to consider, I think, are that if it is a bigger story, how much of it is exposed [and] when."

Raza was the leader of a group that is part of the larger Ten Rings organization, which in the Marvel Comics is run by the Mandarin. So could Raza end up becoming the ultimate villain in the Iron Man universe?

"Is he the conduit to Mandarin?" Tahir teased. "Does he become Mandarin? Is he just another leader of the Ten Rings? All the allusions [in] my first speech was all about Genghis Khan and all that, which is Mandarin's thing, you know? So I think they have created the character and the storyline very wisely. To leave it as open as possible so whatever they need to, you know, pull from, they will."

Tahir added that he would love to eventually become the Mandarin. "Of course I would," he said. "Yeah, yeah, we'll see. We'll see."

Click here to read more about "Iron Man 2."

Source: Sci Fi Wire


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Bonzaitri writes:
on April 14th, 2009 at 4:58:11 PM

Tony Leung for Mandarin!
ACTIONFIGURE writes:
on April 14th, 2009 at 5:13:44 PM

One movie at a time guys...this is not important...finally get a picture of ScarJo as Black Widow is a must do!!
thedudeman69 writes:
on April 14th, 2009 at 5:28:20 PM

UGH.
The5thBeatle5 writes:
on April 14th, 2009 at 8:44:08 PM

i second that actionfigure! i cannot wait to see herrrrrrr!
Space_Ghost11 writes:
on April 15th, 2009 at 12:10:41 AM

I agree with ACTIONFIGURE, take it one step at a time IM2 will be badass!
AmazingBill writes:
on April 15th, 2009 at 5:03:23 AM

Space_Ghost11, you're an idiot. Instead of planning an entire Iron Man franchise, you want them to focus on one movie at a time. By the time we get to the third movie, it will be a big mess. It's like writing a book one page at a time without thinking of what you want to even write about.
dwightschrute writes:
on April 15th, 2009 at 10:26:08 AM

That guys isn't big enough to be Mandarin.
Johnny Neat writes:
on April 15th, 2009 at 10:48:04 AM

WTF?! I have no issues with him being whatever really, but no Mandarin at all, weird.
Ranger writes:
on April 15th, 2009 at 2:19:47 PM

Favareau has guaranteed himself (as much as a 'guarantee' is worth in Hollyweird) to play Happy Hogan in an upcoming installment. They still should have gotten Neil Fifer to play Tony Stark as they originally wanted to do. The guy is 250lbs. and could crush Downey like a zit.
bacci40 writes:
on April 15th, 2009 at 8:44:58 PM

Ranger...who the f*ck is neil fifer? who wanted him in iron man...not favreau...stop shilling for some nobody
Ranger writes:
on April 15th, 2009 at 9:55:46 PM

That is when Favreau WAS looking for an unknown (I know this... trust me).

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