Tony Stark to next take on… Gandhi!?

Ben Kingsley will play one of the villains in “Iron Man 3″.

Though its speculated the “Hugo” star is playing ‘The Mandarin’, director Shane Black has said in the past he’s not a fan of the character – calling him a “racist creature” – so it’s possible Kingsley’s playing someone different altogether, or a modified version of the former.

Showblitz say “Kingsley’s character is involved in the spread of a virus through nanobots, given that IRON MAN 3 is loosely based on Warren Ellis’ six-issue “Extremis” comicbook series first published in 2005. That arc — which also heavily influenced the first Iron Man pic — introduced a new origin story and focused heavily on nanotechnology.”

So who do you guys think Kingsley is playing?