I don't know who this small time publisher is, but Marvel offered up another exclusive to Entertainment Weekly, this time on the One-Shot short film that's included in the Thor: The Dark World Blu-Ray due out February 25th.
The 14 minute mini was written and directed by Thor: The Dark World's Drew Pearce and does indeed focus on the Mandarin as most have suspected. It stars Iron Man 3's Ben Kingsley, who is dealing with the fallout of masquerading as the head of a huge terrorist organization.
Ben Kingsley’s dim-witted Mandarin impersonator from Iron Man 3, who has been locked away in a maximum security prison and is reveling in his newfound infamy. (It’s as close to fame as he’s ever gotten.)
Imagine a real terrorist organization whose beliefs were long held and religious for thousands of years, and imagine a drunk, British actor coming along and essentially telling the world that he’s the face of your organization,” Pearce tells EW. “I think they would be right to be quite angry.
Whether or not they reveal a real Mandarin, we'll have to wait and see, but it certainly seems like there is more to the terrorist organization that what we got in Iron Man 3.
As a side note, I'm not sure what this does to the "Hollywood Scoop Score" but El Mayimbe was right about some of the details, but wrong about this: "I don't care what Drew Pearce says because guess what? He is not the writer on the Marvel One Shot short film." Which was his response to Pearce trying to run damage control and saying the Mandarin rumors were false. I'm guessing most sites don't want to count wrong guesses, otherwise most of these scoop scores would be in the negative.