All I can hope is that the Mandarin had a bigger plan in mind and he meant to get caught and be goofy like he was. Hopefully the real Mandarin will be the villain in the Avengers 2. They set up Loki as the Avengers villain through Thor so maybe Mandarin was set up through this film. I don't know how you can just throw away the #1 Iron Man villain like they did. Just terrible if he doesn't show back up!