Fans who were sorry they didn't get to see more of Sir Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin in Iron Man 3 will be happy to know that there's at least a bit of the character that ended up on the cutting room floor and, by extension, on the upcoming Blu-ray release of the film.
USA Today debuted the first deleted scene today, which features Kingsley's character preparing to make his grand message to the world.
"He is totally confident in his place in destiny, the future, history, culture, evolution, civilization — I'm afraid that's been going on a very long time," Kingsley said. "You can go back to black-and-white footage of the 1930s. It's the same guy with the same sense of total righteousness and self-conviction talking rubbish, basically. If I can see beautiful genuine patterns of human behavior — not like third-hand copies of something they've seen on a sitcom — then I can introduce my energies into it and give it my best shot."