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Mandarin's story is even wilder in unused Iron Man 3 ending clips

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Aug 27, 2013, 10:32 AM EDT (Updated)

Director Shane Black pulled off one of the biggest twists of the summer in Iron Man 3, but things were almost even crazier. Want to see?

Spoilers ahead for Iron Man 3!

As we all know by now, the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) was set up as the ultimate Big Bad, until we realize he’s really just a wacky, drunk actor being controlled by an even bigger villain. But in some early drafts of the ending, the Mandarin tries to get in on the Extremis action — with disastrous results (see above video).

Artist Federico D’Alessandro has released a few more animation mockups (like those one we recently saw from The Avengers), showing off some different scene structures and a bit more action for Rhodey. But it’s the Mandarin’s original, explosive ending that looks like the most fun.

Check out the other clips below:

So do you think any of these scenes should’ve made the actual movie? 

(Via /Film)

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