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Sweet sassy molassy, what perfect casting.

Variety's confirmed the story, so I think it's time to start getting excited about this. Favrea is totally headed in the right direction.



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.54
Hmm...a handsome, alcoholic playboy type playing a handsome, alcoholic playboy type? DING DING DING!!! We've got a winner!

Of all the rumored names to be taking the Iron Man mantle, I can't believe that no one ever thought of Downey, who couldn't have been a more obvious (and perfect!) selection! And that's without even mentioning that he bears a close resemblance to Tony Stark. I am officially excited now!

And the best part? He's NOT Tom Cruise! Huzzah!

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When I read this last night, I kept thinking to myself "How in the hell did I miss this connection?" Downey is PERFECT for Tony.

Now, I heard that Terrence Howard was in the running to play War Machine. Who will they get to play the Mandarin?



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Um, no. No. This doesn't seem like perfect casting. Downey is a breezy actor in the best sense of the word, and I never pictured Stark as a lighthearted kind of guy. He's, in my Iron Man reading experience, always been a cold fish, a doggedly focused guy with very little humor and a readiness to fight. Just what kind of Iron Man are we going to see? Quirky, scatterbrained, snarky? This is a direction I wouldn't have considered, and it makes my head cock to the side.





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I think Downey's a pretty good choice. I could see some others that I think might fill the role - Viggo Mortenson comes to mind, as does Christian Bale.

For Mandarin - do we want to go Jack Kirby Mandarin? Jackie Chan.

Later? Would Jet Li be too much to ask?



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    Um, no. No. This doesn't seem like perfect casting. Downey is a breezy actor in the best sense of the word, and I never pictured Stark as a lighthearted kind of guy. He's, in my Iron Man reading experience, always been a cold fish, a doggedly focused guy with very little humor and a readiness to fight. Just what kind of Iron Man are we going to see? Quirky, scatterbrained, snarky? This is a direction I wouldn't have considered, and it makes my head cock to the side.




Downey's not breezy. He's charming, which is what Stark is, but he's certainly got his fair share of dramatic heft in the repertoire. And bear in mind that this is pre-accident, pre-suit Stark we're talking about here. He's an arms dealer, he's gonna be smooth and witty.

Also, Chow Yun Fat for the Mandarin.



To those who say people wouldn't look; they wouldn't be interested; they're too complacent, indifferent and insulated, I can only reply: There is, in one reporter's opinion, considerable evidence against that contention. But even if they are right, what have they got to lose? Because if they are right, and this instrument is good for nothing but to entertain, amuse and insulate, then the tube is flickering now and we will soon see that the whole struggle is lost. This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires, and lights, in a box.-Edward R. Murrow
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.43
Inspired casting!

Downey knows inner demons, and he'll handle Tony's flawlessly.

But can he rock the mustache?



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    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    Inspired casting!

    Downey knows inner demons, and he'll handle Tony's flawlessly.

    But can he rock the mustache?


If he could do it in "Chaplin", he can do it in "Iron Man".






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    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    Inspired casting!

    Downey knows inner demons, and he'll handle Tony's flawlessly.

    But can he rock the mustache?


If he could do it in "Chaplin", he can do it in "Iron Man".






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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.54
    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    Inspired casting!

    Downey knows inner demons, and he'll handle Tony's flawlessly.

    But can he rock the mustache?


Apparently, he already is.


    Downey worked hard to get the role, getting in shape and even growing a goatee like the one Stark sports in the comic books.




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If the theme song is by anyone other than Ghostface Killa I'll be pissed.



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When I first heard about it I was like "WHAT?" then I started thinking about and it seems like a great choice. You have someone who had personal problems like Tony Stark and can draw from it. Iron Man is like Marvels Batman but with better technology. He has to have this playboy side just to keep his reputation but underneath it's all demons. And when he is in that suit he totally changes his personality.



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    Originally posted by MoeGates
    If the theme song is by anyone other than Ghostface Killa I'll be pissed.


ha, thats an obscure reference for most people but I guess its the equivalent of me hoping Method Man does something for the Ghost Rider movie.



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You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

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    Originally posted by WhoTookMyHonor?
      Originally posted by MoeGates
      If the theme song is by anyone other than Ghostface Killa I'll be pissed.


    ha, thats an obscure reference for most people but I guess its the equivalent of me hoping Method Man does something for the Ghost Rider movie.


Not all that obscure. I'd figure the Methy Meth one was worse. Although they'd both probably fit about as well, when you think about it.





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