New Poster And Info For Marvel's Short Film 'All Hail the King'

Disney/Marvel - via Entertainment Weekly
The home video edition of 'Thor: The Dark World' went on sale today (2-25-14), and included on the Blu-ray version is a cool "extra". Sir Ben Kingsley reprises his role of Trevor Slattery (from 'Iron Man 3') in the short film - 'Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King'.

Marvel unveiled the official poster (above) via EW, and had a special screening of the short last night in Los Angeles. I thought Kingsley was hilarious and brilliant in 'Iron Man 3' and I'm really looking forward to seeing 'All Hail the King'.

Here's a description of the short film, courtesy of Geek Tyrant -


"A documentarian played by Scoot McNairy (best known for Argo and In Search of a Midnight Kiss) narrates his quest to understand the history of the man who, in Iron Man 3, captivated the world’s attention as a fearsome terrorist, who amalgamated the forms of various menacing figures from history.

The fact that this man turned out to be (SPOILER ALERT) kind of a huge fraud is just another fascinating wrinkle in The Mandarin’s storied past.

Those who’ve already seen Iron Man 3 know that this terrifying figure was actually a clueless British actor who was simply desperate for work — and too dim to realize what he was getting into.

Spared an agonizing (albeit hilarious) demise in the feature film, Kingsley’s brain-addled Trevor Slattery survives to unleash more chaos in this short film."


If you want some behind-the-scenes info on this latest short from Marvel, check out the video below. In the video, 'Iron Man 3' writer (and the writer/director of 'All Hail the King') Drew Pearce talks about how the short has implications for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and what it was like working with Ben Kingsley.

Marvel released two clips from 'All Hail the King' - watch Clip 1 and Clip 2.

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