In the more than 10 years since Iron Man hit cinemas, the world of superhero films has changed. A lot of. The blockbuster of 2008 was the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, paving the way for everyone else – including Avengers films. The success of the film franchise is mainly due to the actor Robert Downey Jr., who really brought the character of Tony Stark to life and set the tone for the upcoming Marvel films Superhero, he was by no means the first choice of the studio. Or even the second. In fact, it was a lot of work convincing Marvel to occupy him officially. Although the MCU is hard to imagine without Downey, there are five other actors who have been considered for the role.
Tom Cruise responded to rumors that he was almost Iron Man. 2018 stated that, while it was considered, it did not go beyond that. "Not around," Cruise said about how close he was to the part. "Not around and I love Robert Downey Jr.. I can not imagine anyone else in that role and I think it's perfect for him." The stunt work of Cruise would probably have made him a decent choice.
. 2 Hugh Jackman
This is a bit strange as Hugh Jackman already plays the X-Men's Wolverine, one of the most famous superheroes in the world. According to CBR, Jackman was considered for the role of Iron Man. Jackman, for his part, has remained relatively quiet on the subject – except to say that he wants to kick Downey's A **.
"I just asked recently, I said," I do not know what the legal situation is, but why do not these companies come together? Why is not this possible? "Jackman said of his desire to meet the X-Men with the Avengers." Personally, I would very much like to mistake him for Robert Downey Jr. and Iron Man and kick his A **. It would be great. "(Be careful what you wish, Hugh.)
3. Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage has a well-known affinity for superheroes (check out his legendary screen test for Superman). According to ScreenCrush, Cage expressed interest in taking on the role of Tony Stark back in the 1990s – more than a decade before the film finally came to fruition – and, like the man of steel, Cage's time in an iron suit never materialized
4 Sam Rockwell
Today, Sam Rockwell is an Oscar-winning actor, and when Jon Favreau first approached him about Iron Man, he was widely known as a character actor (and had played many villains), although the title did not work out Rockwell appeared in Iron Man 2 – as a rogue Justin Hammer
5. Timothy Olyphant
The justified star Timothy Olyphant (19459004) has everything a great superhero has to offer He collaborated with Conan O'Brien in 2015 and eventually received a casting for the role of Tony Stark. But luck was not on his side, because it turned out that he actually tested the role the same day as Downey. Which does not seem fair to any actor.