Sir Ben Kingsley Confirmed For ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

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Sir Ben Kingsley is returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor who appeared as the faux-Mandarin in Iron Man 3, to much dismay of fans as he turned out to be fraud will get a second chance at redemption.

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Sir Ben Kingsley made his appearance at today’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings premiere, fueling recent rumors of his return. Well, thanks to ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis, who attended the premiere, he shared that his involvement in the film has been confirmed.

Read: Advance Tickets Are on Sale Now For Marvel Studios’ Newest Film ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

The film is expected to be set after the events of Avengers: Endgame. So one is to guess that Kingsley’s Trevor Slattery will appear in some sort of flashback scene, interacting with the “real Mandarin”. It is also possible the characters killed off early in the film for the events of Iron Man 3. Maybe the character is still a close ally to the Mandarin. Time will tell as the film is set to debut on September 3.

Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12) and film also stars Awkwafina (Raya and the Last Dragon) as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy, with Michelle Yeoh (Gunpowder Milkshake) as Ying Nan, and Tony Leung (Infernal Affairs) as Xu Wenwu, Shang-Chi’s father; as well as newcomer Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen (The Undoing), Florian Munteanu (Creed II), Benedict Wong (Doctor StrangeAvengers: Infinity War), Yuen Wah (Kung Fu Hustle), Ronny Chieng (Crazy Rich Asians), Zach Cherry (You), and Dallas Liu (Tekken).  

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