- The film — called “Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King” — was originally released as an additional short film for the Blu-ray edition of “Iron Man 3.”
What is ‘All Hail the King’ about?
“All Hail the King” reveals that Trevor Slattery (Ben Kingsley) is not actually Mandarin and he had been lying about his role in the film, according to ComicBook.com. The film reveals that Trevor used the Mandarin’s name as a sort of red herring for the AIM group’s mysterious plans.
Here’s how Disney+ describes the new project.
- “‘Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King’ (2013) is newly added and has a front-page banner ahead of Trevor Slattery’s return in ‘Shang-Chi.’ The short film mentions the real Mandarin, ends with a hook for ‘Shang-Chi,’ and was originally released as a special feature on the ‘Iron Man 3’ Blu-ray.”
And here’s how the Marvel UK YouTube page describes it:
- “After the events of Iron Man 3, Trevor Slattery is now an infamous icon. He’s also locked up in a high-security prison. Luckily, his newfound profile has brought him celebrity and protection on the inside — and the actor has gladly agreed to an in-depth profile with a documentary filmmaker.”
Why this matters for ‘Shang-Chi’
I won’t reveal everything, but “Shang-Chi” focuses a lot on the legend of the Mandarin and the 10 rings, and it even has a few callbacks to “Iron Man 3.”
Learning more about the Mandarin in “Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King” will only help people have a better understanding for what happens in “Shang-Chi,” and understanding the mystery of the 10 rings.