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Subj: Re: What is Kang's imagery supposed to evoke, anyway? [spoilers & speculations about past, present & future MCU movies]
Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 at 02:00:00 pm EST (Viewed 111 times)
Reply Subj: Re: What is Kang's imagery supposed to evoke, anyway? [spoilers & speculations about past, present & future MCU movies]
Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 at 03:31:26 pm EST (Viewed 113 times)
Quote:Yeah, I got the impression that that was intended to make him a Muhammed analogue, and so I immediately hated the idea. I have a great deal of affection for Stan Lee's story of a rich kid whose aunt squanders his father's money turning him into a super-soldier and then he goes Christopher Columbusing. So I didn't enjoy at all this notion of him as an ancient religious figure inspiring terrorist cells. "All Hail The King" was groan and eyerollworthy.
I think that "All Hail the King" is problematic.
It is supposed to say to the watcher : the "true" Mandarin might still be around ... or he might be some kind of ancient religious figure used as a symbol by the Ten Rings group.
Still, it doesn't change anything to Iron Man 3.
What I want is for Stan Lee's origin to be expanded in a way that sort of combines X-23's story of a tortured super-soldier with the "Penguin: Pain and Prejudice" story of an aristocrat raised by those who hate him.
Imagine if Mandarin was born in the future and went back to the past to become one of the advisors of the Mongol emperor of China, Kublai Khan himself.
He would train to become one day a super-warrior and the future conqueror of the world.
And what if he is the future black sheep of the Stark family ?
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