Arriving with the release of the Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray/DVD, will be the latest Marvel One-Shot. As we recently learned, will be called “All Hail the King” and will feature the return of Ben Kingsley in his role of Trevor Slattery. It was first rumored a couple of months back, that Ben Kingsley was working on a new secret Marvel project and at the same it was revealed that Marvel was working on a new Marvel One-Shot for an upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release.
Details suggested that this One-Shot would focus on the Mandarin, not the “Trevor” Mandarin, but the REAL Mandarin. Since may fans were not too happy with how the character was handled in Iron Man 3, Marvel was looking to fix that. Now it looks as thought that is all true and we now have our first look at Kingsley from “All Hail the King.”
The 14-minute short film was written and directed by Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce. The short is an epilogue to Iron Man 3, but you could also see it as a possible prologue to Iron Man 4! Looking to correct the wrong by turning the Mandarin into a bumbling joke, Pearce is hoping that this will be the start. You can read more details about the short over at EW.com and check out the first images from the short film below. Look for the Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King along with the Thor: The Dark World Digital 3D and Digital HD on February 4th and 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray February 25th. (Source: Marvel.com & EW)