Julian Assange was arrested Thursday at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, when 6 policemen manhandled a old sick Wizard journalist, who his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years.
Assange has been accused by the Justice Department of hacking US military computers, prosecutors are seeking his extradition to America.
Assange is a nod to Iron Man’s comic-book nemesis, The Mandarin Marvel’s Iron Man 3 and the character in the movie named Trevor Slattery/ Mandarin.
The Mandarin has always been the main arch enemy of Iron Man who is a mysterious foreign threat, from a terrorist organization Ten Rings that really a creation of the corporation ie CIA backed-NGOs.
Trevor Slattery, the washed-up actor known for pretending to be the Mandarin in Iron Man 3.
The big “twist” in Iron Man 3 was that Ben Kingsley was not the Mandarin at all, but rather he was an actor named Trevor Slattery hired to play the Mandarin.
The bait-and-switch was that Guy Pearce’s character Aldrich Killian was actually the real Mandarin.
Fake Mandarin Scene | Iron Man 3 (2013) Movie Clip
Marvel’s All Hail The King One Shot (2013), which saw Kingsley reprising his role as an incarcerated Trevor Slattery,
“Sean Penn and Oliver Stone, The Snowmen Builders.”
Julian Assange was dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Thursday, which had served as his unofficial prison since he fled there in 2012 upon requesting asylum to avoid extradition to Sweden where he was being investigated over allegations of sexual assault. Dragged out by officers of London’s Metropolitan Police on charges that he failed to appear in court, he looked for all the world like Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin in “Iron Man 3”: Dishevelled, bearded, diminished. “We must resist!” he shouted.
Assange is, in the popular imagination, both villain and victim. Though the official investigation that would’ve forced his extradition to Sweden in 2012 was over the allegations of sexual assault, he has maintained that they were a pretext for what he thought would be his eventual extradition to the United States. He expected to face charges that he helped whistleblower Chelsea Manning steal Iraq war secrets from the U.S. military — including the shocking video (that Wikileaks titled “collateral murder” on its release) showing an Apache helicopter pilot gunning down civilians.
On Thursday, Ferdinand Kingsley, son of actor Ben Kingsley, took to Twitter with a side-by-side comparison of Assange during his arrest with his father’s character Trevor Slattery/The Mandarin in Iron Man 3 and, well, the resemblance is definitely there. He even followed it up with a GIF from the movie of The Mandarin with his hands up in surrender. Don’t believe us? Check it out below and see for yourself.