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Grey Gargoyle

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Subj: Apex villain of the MCU ... my imagination gone wild ...
Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 05:22:39 am EDT (Viewed 204 times)

I posted it on the FF board but it is also an Iron Man topic :


    It is a coincidence but, just yesterday, I was thinking that:
    (1) since Doom, Magneto & Kang cannot appear in the MCU,
    (2) since Hugo Weaving doesn't want to portray again the Red Skull,
    (3) and since Tony Stark is the pivotal character of the MCU,
    ... why wouldn't the Mandarin be reinvented as the Apex villain on Earth in the MCU ?

    Of course, the Ten Rings leader couldn't be a "Chinese Mandarin" but, otherwise, the character isn't far from the other archvillains.

    Just like Doom & Kang, he is both a warlord and a scientist.

    It would be quite easy to imagine for him a tragic past (like Doom & Magneto).

    His rings could come from a crashed time-ship (like the one of Kang) instead of a Makluan starship.

    Evenmore, the time-ship could have belonged to a former time traveller stranded in our past (which would explain why some people believe that a "legendary Mandarin" had inspired generations of men since the Middle Ages, perhaps even further back in time).

    Instead of Ancient Egypt (like the Pharaoh Rama-Tut/Kang), the "legendary Mandarin" would have travelled back in time to Ancient China.

    In our time, the Ten Rings leader would have found his rings in the crashed time-ship and would have gathered the current Ten Rings group. He might also be a high-level "mandarin" with diplomatic immunity (like Doom) and security clearance (like Dell Rusk/Red Skull).


    So far, we haven't seen yet the "true" Ten Rings leader ...

    Still, it is very unlikely that we'll ever see him on screen since no Iron Man 4 movie is planned ...

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