Originally Posted by beach tribe
I think casting Kingsley was a HUGE blunder. Not that it will cost them much money, but the Mandarin is Chinese, and they are obviously making a huge effort to cater to the Chinese audience.
It would have went a long way with the Chinese to have an actual Chinese person play him, I would imagine.
It's not like Kingsley would be brilliant casting even if the mandarin was from Yorkshire.
He's half Indian. He's played Gandhi, he's played a concentration-camp Jew. I'm sure he can pull this off.