When Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark in a few years, sans the other Avengers, he’ll be facing off against Ben Kingsley in Iron Man 3. This is unquestionably good news, as Kingsley has given some utterly amazing performances over his career. Gandhi. Bugsy. Sexy Beast. House of Sand and Fog. Sneakers. Krishna “Ben Kingsley” Bhanji is deservedly well respected and a delight in even the worst movies ever made. But that right there is the problem. He’s been a blossom on a turd as often as he’s shone brilliance on a crazy diamond, so there’s no reason to believe Iron Man 3 will be any good, much less better than Iron Man 2.
Don’t believe me? Well, here are 10 Reasons Casting Ben Kingsley Doesn’t Mean a Damn Thing:
Rob Payne also writes the comic The Unstoppable Force, tweets on the Twitter @RobOfWar, and his ware can be purchased here (if you’re into that sort of thing). For the record, he chose not to include Lucky Number Slevin because that movie is the bee’s knees.