‘Iron Man 3′ Star Ben Kingsley Is Working on a Secret Marvel Project
It seems as though we haven't heard the last of the Mandarin ... or, at least, Ben Kingsley! The 'Iron Man 3' and 'Ender's Game' star recently revealed that he's taking the Vin Diesel route and working on a secret project for Marvel. Could we be seeing more of this guy in future Phase 3 films?
Speaking with the Belfast Telegraph, Kingsley teased up this mysterious project (another Marvel movie? TV show?) but couldn't reveal much else, other than that it seems he already started on it.
It's a secret Marvel project. I'm not allowed to say any more, you're going to have to wait and see. ... I was with many members of the crew that were involved in 'Iron Man 3.' It was lovely to see them again. It was great to be with this wonderful family
Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige couldn't speak about it either, saying he'd feel the wrath from the higher-ups if he did.
There are many possibilities. Those of you who saw 'Iron Man 3' know the surprising twist his character took, and it wouldn't be a crazy stretch to imagine this star reprise his role in future Marvel movies, or even a Marvel "One-Shot" short film. However, like Diesel, who is both voicing the tree-like alien Groot in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and also working on a secret Marvel project, Kingsley could have another juicy part in the works. Perhaps, he could even be headed for the small screen with a cameo appearance in Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' or one of the various other unknown TV properties the studio is working on.
Kingsley, who can be seen next in 'Ender's Game,' said he loved reuniting with the Marvel team. "I think they have enormous taste as creative artists. There's nothing lazy or gratuitous about their work. They are at the top of their game, and they're great company to keep."