Ben Kingsley Goes Mad in ‘Iron Man 3’

Sir Ben Kingsley in Iron Man 3

Hmm, do you think he plays a good guy or a bad guy? … one guess. (Marvel)

Sir Ben Kingsley joins the established cast of the Iron Man series in its third installment, providing a dash of madness playing The Mandarin, reports Examiner.com.

Kinglsey plays an off-the-wall villain saying director Shane Black gave him room to go a bit off-the-wall, explaining he was “ … allowed to push the boundaries of the role so that I am allowed to go a bit bonkers.”

He gives us an inside look at the storyline saying, “ The Mandarin is set to wreak havoc on Tony Spark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) personal life as he (Spark) faces his biggest challenge to date.”

Iron Man 3 is Britcentric, rounding out the cast with Guy Pearce (Prometheus) as Nano Technology scientist Aldrich Killian and Rebecca Hall (Parade’s End) who plays biologist Maya Hansen.

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What do you think that personal “challenge” could be for Sparks?