Ben Kingsley's Mandarin almost got a much messier ending in Iron Man 3. These animatics from the film's final act reveal the fate he escaped. Spoilers in the video and below.

Storyboard artist Federico D'Alessandro shares these animatics from the oil rig sequence, including Rhodey and Tony's final encounter with the Mandarin/Trevor. He also share animatic versions of Rhodey's dash across the rig:

And Tony's battle with Aldrich Killian:

[via Comic Book Movie]