2 years ago5,000+ Views

It's a weird club to be in.

Can you imagine Nicholas Cage saying "I am Iron Man" with a straight face? Because that's what almost happened. In 1997! But he went on to play Ghost Rider instead, and Robert Downey Jr. ended up playing the role. But Nick Cage wasn't the only one being considered for Tony Stark...

Tom Cruise!

His name was attached to Iron Man in the early 00s, but apparently he left the project because the script didn't feel right to him (via).
"I don’t know. It just … they came to me at a certain point and … when I do something, I wanna do it right. If I commit to something, it has to be done in a way that I know it’s gonna be something special. And as it was lining up, it just didn’t feel to me like it was gonna work."
Fair enough. The script was rumored to be unfinished throughout most of the production process, with numerous scenes being improvised by the actors.

No, not Jonah Hill.

Though tbh I'd watch that movie. Leonardo DiCaprio was on the list, but he ended up doing Body of Lies instead.

Hugh Jackman

Even though he'd already been playing Wolverine, Fox owns those movies. He would have been free the play Iron Man without making the Marvel universe explode. Unfortunately [thankfully?] the rumors didn't amount to anything.

Would you have liked to see any of these actors play Iron Man?

It's weird to think how different those movies would be without RDJ in the leading role!
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Tom Cruise would have been a good Tony Stark. No matter what you think of him, when he does a role he puts his all into it.
2 years ago·Reply
@ivyheart13 lol ok I'd watch that. Who would be Black Widow though?
2 years ago·Reply
@ThePervySage that's true. I don't know if the Marvel movies would make as much use of his skills though- he's a talented and dedicated stuntman and while Marvel has stunts for sure they're not nearly as extreme or innovative as the ones he does
2 years ago·Reply
@shannonl5 channing tatum lol
2 years ago·Reply
@ivyheart13 ..... ok I'm sold
2 years ago·Reply