15 May 2012 2:55 PM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

If anyone can thwart "The Avengers," it's Sir Ben Kingsley. Not just because he's probably playing The Mandarin in "Iron Man 3," either, though that certainly doesn't hurt. No, it's because the Oscar-winning actor is bringing a barrel of laughs to the big screen by way of "The Dictator," the new Sacha Baron Cohen comedy hitting theaters on Wednesday (May 16). The comedy is looking to bring some brand-new hilarious heat to the very same box office that "Avengers" is currently rocking, and Kingsley's all-aboard for the ride.

Kingsley might not be the first name you'd imagine when thinking of actors likely to appear in a Cohen comedy, but never forget, the two have worked together before—very recently, in fact, in Martin Scorsese's "Hugo."

"Sacha does approach comedy scientifically. He doesn't fool around on the set," Kingsley told MTV News of the "Dictator" actor. "He's very focused. He's very »

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