The Ten Rings was a terrorist organization was introduced in the MCU way back in the first Iron Man, and we haven\u2019t heard a peep from them since Iron Man 3. What\u2019s interesting is, they\u2019re being brought back for Marvel\u2019s Shang-Chi film, and this time, the real Mandarin is going to be joining the fray.\r\n\r\nTony Leung has been cast in the role of the Mandarin, and director Destin Daniel Creton tells the Observer about their take on the character:\r\n\r\n\u201cI think [Leung] brings a humanity that we need for that character\u2026 We are not looking to contribute anymore to the Asian stereotypes that we have seen both in cinema and pop culture. We\u2019re hoping to just show some different sides to both Asian-Americans and Chinese-Americans and Mainland Chinese characters. [Tony] is such an incredible actor and I\u2019m excited to have him help us break some of those stereotypes because that villain could easily become a punchline.\u201d\r\n\r\nIn Iron Man 3, Ben Kingsley\u2019s Mandarin turned out to be a fake, and it was Aldrich Killan who revealed himself to be the \u2018real\u2019 Mandarin. While nobody saw the twist coming, a lot of people weren\u2019t pleased with the way the character was treated. I mean, the Mandarin is Iron Man\u2019s comic nemesis after all; that\u2019s like saying the Joker was just an actor hired by the Riddler to keep everyone distracted.\r\n\r\nOf course, the 2014 short All Hail the King had teased a real Mandarin, but it\u2019s been five years since anything has been addressed. I do hope that they bring Ben Kingsley back though, because I still thought his character was a lot of fun, despite the botching of the character.\r\n\r\nCatch Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings when it comes out Feb. 12, 2021.