Earlier than the Marvel Cinematic Universe formally started in 2008, a brand new report says New Line Cinema handed on a 2005 adaptation of the comedian e-book hero.
In line with The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab), the studio had the chance to make an Iron Man film however “let the choice lapse” as a result of Bob Shaye, chief of New Line on the time, argued that the idea did not make sense: Iron Man was “too heavy to fly.”
Sooner or later within the mid-2000s, the studio assembled screenwriters David Hayter (X2: X-Males United), David S. Goyer (Blade), and Mark Protosevich (Batman & Robin) and paid them to take a seat in a room and to primarily spit-ball about Iron Man (by way of The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab)) – with Hayter ultimately being chosen to pen the screenplay.
After the studio’s resolution to let the rights to Iron Man expire, Marvel reacquired them and forged Robert Downey Jr. because the titular billionaire philanthropist, deciding to make Iron Man the primary official film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It is arduous to think about another person taking part in Tony Stark/Iron Man, although Tom Cruise reportedly expressed curiosity within the position – a lot in order that he was rumored in to show up as an alternate universe model in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Although Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark is technically lifeless within the MCU, the brand new Multiverse Saga opens the door for quite a few prospects – and for a brand new actor to step into the Iron Man swimsuit.