Superhero Worship: Top 40 Marvel Movie Ideas, Ranked

From smart casting choices to Spidey and X-Men reboots, we rank the decisions that have shaped Marvel's superhero universe, from worst to best

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 The Mandarin Twist in 'Iron Man 3'
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19. The Mandarin Twist in 'Iron Man 3'

Not only was it one of the best-kept secrets of the year — not easy in an age of spoiler-hungry fanboy websites — but the revelation that the film's super-villain Ben Kingsley's Mandarin was not a master terrorist but [stop reading now if you want to avoid a spoiler] a drug-addled, unemployable British actor named Trevor Slattery was a genuinely jolting and delightful surprise in writer-director Shane Black's clever contribution to the series. Some fans were disgruntled that they didn't get the "real" Mandarin — he is, after all, Iron Man's greatest enemy in the comics — but it arguably made for a better movie.

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