Ben Kingsley reveals he is involved with ‘secret Marvel project’

Kingsley appeared as the villainous Mandarin in this summer's Marvel blockbuster 'Iron Man 3'

Ben Kingsley has revealed he has reunited with Marvel for a “secret project”.

Kingsley played the villainous Mandarin in Marvel’s summer blockbuster Iron Man 3, which has now become the fifth highest-grossing movie ever with worldwide takings exceeding $1.2 billion. However, the actor declined to reveal if he would be reprising the role for his new Marvel assignment.

“It’s a secret Marvel project. I’m not allowed to say any more, you’re going to have to wait and see,” Kingsley told the Belfast Telegraph, before adding: “I was with many members of the crew that were involved in Iron Man 3. It was lovely to see them again. It was great to be with this wonderful family. I think they have enormous taste as creative artists. There’s nothing lazy or gratuitous about their work. They are at the top of their game, and they’re great company to keep,” he added.

Kingsley’s latest film Ender’s Game, a sci-fi flick also starring Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld and Asa Butterfield, opens in cinemas this Friday (October 25). Watch the trailer below.

In June of this year, Robert Downey Jr signed a deal to return as Tony Stark aka Iron Man in The Avengers 2 and The Avengers 3 – but at present there are no confirmed plans for another standalone Iron Man film.