We are still recovering from the death of Tony Stark ( Robert Downey Jr. ) in the incredible Avengers: Endgame – 95% , but the team led by Kevin Feige is already plotting who could give Iron Man a face in the next film of the Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness . According to a new report from subject matter expert Daniel Richtman , the studio wants Tom Cruise to play Iron Man in one of the multiverse timelines we’ll see in the film. What do you think?
Without a doubt, MCU fans should already know this story, but if you are a neophyte on the subject, we will tell you that long before there was a flash of a movie universe that brought together the best Marvel characters, there were numerous attempts to make an adaptation of the beloved Iron Man. Universal tried it in 1990 with Stuart Gordon and Fox did his thing in 1999 with Quentin Tarantino apparently in charge. From the end of this decade the character began to be strongly linked to Tom Cruise , who for years was thought to be the one who would bear the name of Tony Stark.
In 2004 Nick Cassavetes signed under the New Line Cinema label, before things fell apart once again and the rights to Iron Man fell into the hands of the Marvel Studios production company in 2005. As we all know, Jon Favreau was in charge. of putting Robert Downey Jr. at the helm of one of the highest grossing and influential characters in the superhero genre in Iron Man – Iron Man – 93% , who quickly served as the launch pad for one of the most lucrative and popular franchises from Hollywood.
As we mentioned previously, the Iron Man we knew said goodbye to the MCU in Endgame and as much as fans have been speculating the return of the character to the franchise, on the part of Downey Jr. there have been no more than negatives to the fact of returning to put on the armor. However, the actor is not the only one who could play the beloved superhero, and according to Marvel expert Daniel Richtman , the studio wants Tom Cruise to bring the mogul to life in an alternate version that we would see in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse. of Madness :
“They’re considering a bunch of cool cameos for Strange to play different versions of the character we know. One example I heard they are considering is Tom Cruise as Tony Stark from another Earth (at one point, Cruise almost got the role of Stark before RDJ).”
While chances are high that this will never happen, especially as fans might turn away someone else playing the character who gave the franchise its face in earlier phases, this doesn’t actually mean the studio plans to replace Downey Jr.’s cameo. It would be interesting to feed the multiverse plot and open up the possibilities for other stories (including the return of other beloved superheroes like Chris Evans’ Captain America ).
For now Tom Cruise is a name on the list, but considering that the actor has been linking to Iron Man for years, it makes sense that the studio is taking a real-life reference to make his production more attractive to fans. While hitting the price to get a Hollywood A-list performer can be a complete pain in the pocketbook for Marvel Studios, Disney likely wants to risk it all for a production that helps save the franchise after the financial embezzlement it has represented. 2020 due to the pandemic.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness continues scheduled for March 22, 2022, although we will have to wait for the changes that arise in the following months.