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Sir Ben Kingsley in talks for Iron Man 3 villain

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Story by Jack Foley

OSCAR winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley is reportedly in talks to play a villain in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Iron Man 3.

However, the role in question is not the primary villain, according to insiders quoted by The Hollywood Reporter, and it is not yet clear who he is in contention to play.

Early speculation suggests he could be being lined up to play the Mandarin.

What is known about Iron Man 3 is that Shane Black will direct and Robert Downey Jr. – who last worked with Black on Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – will reprise his role of Tony Stark.

The actor will shortly be seen playing the role for a third time in Joss Wheddon’s Marvel Avengers Assemble.

As yet, Marvel have no comment on the Sir Ben Kingsley rumours.

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