Iron Man 3 was a divisive film, to say the least. The biggest part of that reaction stems from the big twist in the movie:
Ben Kingsley’s The Mandarin isn’t actually the infamous villain—he’s actually just a struggling actor
who was hired by a terrorist organization to play pretend.
The overwhelmingly negative response led Marvel Studios to try and take back the twist by
by having Kingsley kidnapped by the real Mandarin—who audiences end up seeing in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Marvel saw the opportunity to keep Kingsley’s story alive, so they brought Trevor into the fold alongside Simu Liu’s titular hero.
Slattery even got to participate in the film’s big climactic battle in Ta Lo.
Kingsley was last seen as Slattery in
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
and originally debuted in
Iron Man 3
. His role in the upcoming
Disney+ show backs up reports that
is going to be a Hollywood Satire.