In one of his public videos, the Mandarin threatened to kill accountant Thomas Richards from the Roxxon Oil Company if United States President Ellis failed to call him within 30 seconds. Although the the president complied with the request, the Mandarin ignored the call and shot Richards in the head. Although assumed to be deceased, Trevor Slattery, the actor portraying the Mandarin, stated he thought the whole procedure was just a performance, leaving Richards' condition and whereabouts unknown.[1]

  • The end credits sequence of Iron Man 3 includes a brief snippet of Thomas Richards getting up off the floor and shaking hands with Trevor Slattery.

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