Thursday, September 28, 2006

And Iron Man is...

Robert Downey Jr.

Can I just say something at this point... Holy crap that is awesome news. Ain't it Cool News is reporting that Downey has nabbed the role in the upcoming Marvel film. They say that it will break in the trades tomorrow morning. Wow, this is great. I mean Downey really will be able to get into the soul of this exceptionally complex and dark character. I honestly couldn't be happier.

Can you imagine if this role had been given to Tom Cruise?

Good job Favs. Good job Paramount.

Favreau has confirmed it on his Official Iron Man Blog saying: "It is true. Robert Downey Jr. is Tony Stark. I am about as excited as I can be. I saw what he can do and he is extremely enthusiastic about playing Stark. I can say with absolute certainty that there is no better choice. The humor and emotional dimension he brings truly raises the bar on this project. Get ready."

Super cool :)


Michael said...

Ah yes...but who will play Fin Fang Foom?

Chappy said...

If only man... if only. Maybe in the sequel eh? That would be pretty bad ass. I think that maybe at the end of the film after Mandarin is defeated, he could escape to find the sleeping dragon, and we could end on that as a great cliffhanger and set up for a sequel.