1st photo of Ben Kingsley as Iron Man 3's villain The Mandarin

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Dec 17, 2012

Marvel Studios is really setting the stage for Iron Man 3. After releasing teaser footage from the upcoming trailer, they've given us something else to drool over. They've unveiled the first photo of Iron Man's latest foe, the Mandarin.

The Mandarin is in a league of his own. He's an international terrorist who gives Tony Stark and his alter-ego a run for their money. According to the Iron Man 3 synopsis: "Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible."

It sounds like the Mandarin will be at the root of his problems. What do you think of Kingsley's take on the character? He's not a spitting image from the comic, but he has that evil glare down to a science.

How do you like the Mandarin's look?

(via EW)