Ben Kingsley Talks 'Iron Man 3's' Tender Side

by Brett White

Casting Sir Ben Kingsley as Iron Man's greatest foe, the Mandarin, added a much-desired level of gravitas to "Iron Man 3." You want someone capable of going head-to-head against Robert Downey Jr. in the first Marvel film after last summer's "The Avengers"? You go with an Oscar winner. Kingsley talked to MTV News about what attracted him to the film, mentioning that the beautifully written script helped convince him to play in the Marvel Universe.

"The rhythm and twists and turns of the writing and how it alternates high action and peril against vulnerability and sweetness, and tenderness, I think is brilliant."

You can check out more of Kingsley's thoughts on "Iron Man 3's" script in the interview below.