Ben Kingsley Has Already Filmed Another Marvel Movie Project

mandarin hqHere's a surprise and, by my measure, something of a pleasant one. According to Ben Kingsley, he's already followed up on Iron Man 3 and shot something else for Marvel studios.

Here's the quote from the Belfast Telegraph, as indicated by Coming Soon:

It's a secret Marvel project. I'm not allowed to say any more, you're going to have to wait and see. I was with many members of the crew that were involved with Iron Man 3. It was lovely to see them again. It was great to be with this wonderful family.

To pick that apart until it's a pile of atoms, I suppose we could surmise the following:

  • That Kingsley was sanctioned by Marvel to release this info but precisely this info. How's that for a PR operation?
  • That it was already filmed, suggesting it's going to be ready for consumption before too long.
  • That Kingsley will be reprising his Iron Man 3 character. That could go in many, many directions.
  • That looking at the Iron Man 3 crew should indicate some of the folk who worked on this secret project.

But when you try to add those pieces back together, the picture is still a little fuzzy.

If I were a betting man, I'd say that this is for one of the company's One Shot short films, and that it will be included on the Thor 2 Blu-Ray release. I think that's near as certain.

It could also be a cameo in one of the features, or something for one of their end-credit tag scenes – Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy are already in the can, maybe they have a little callback tag?

Or, on the absolute outside, it could be something for Agents of SHIELD. But I'm rather sure that it won't be.