THE TEN RINGS
We get a glimpse of Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin — an international terrorist whose personal style is a mishmash of different cultures and warrior motifs.
We know that the Mandarin sports The Ten Rings, which symbolize his terrorist organization of the same name (the one that kidnapped Tony Stark in the original Iron Man film).
But what mystical power do they contain of their own? Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said this version of the Mandarin will have a different backstory from the comics, in which he was a Chinese exile who discovers a crashed alien ship and harnesses the power of the 10 rings aboard it to unleash havoc on the world.
Feige says we won’t get ice rays and fire beams from these rings, like in the comics, but what will we get? Smart money says they’re not just because the Mandarin has won a lot of Super Bowls.