Poor old Ben Kingsley. Once upon a time he was Gandhi, but in more recent years his main stock in trade has been in shady characters. It appears he’ll soon have one more bad guy to add to his CV, as Variety reports that Ben Kingsley is in final negotiations to take on a villainous roles in Iron Man 3 for director Shane Black.
It isn’t known which character Ben Kingsley will play, but sources are adamant that the Oscar-winning actor will not be playing fan favourite villain Mandarin (which had been the initial assumption). Whoever the character is, they’re somehow involved in nanobot technology and they’ll be working against Tony Stark in the new movie.
Robert Downey Jr. will once again portray Iron Man, and Scarlett Johansson is expected to return as The Black Widow. The plot is rumored to revolve around the use of nanobots to replicate the super serum used to turn Steve Rogers into Captain America, something that’s likely to interest Stark, as his father was intimately involved with that project. Shooting is expected to kick off next month.