The video showing Tom Cruise as Iron Man has fans celebrating Marvel Studios’ casting choices.
It’s hard to imagine anyone other than Robert Downey Jr. as billionaire industrialist Tony Stark. It seems that the actor was born for this role. However, Downey Jr. wasn’t the only one Marvel Studios considered at the time.
Tom Cruise once said IGN that he was asked to consider the role of Iron Man, but that he rejected the offer. This fact was not forgotten by Iron Man fans, who with the rise of the multiverse in the MCU expected to see Tom Cruise playing a version of Iron Man at some point.
In fact, there was a fairly popular fan theory that we would get to meet Tom Cruise’s Stark as a member of the Illuminati in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. What a hilarious easter egg that would make! But Cruise seems to be sticking with his decision not to join the MCU, and that’s probably a good thing.
A short viral video posted by YouTube channel stryder HD showed what Tony Stark would look like if he was played by Tom Cruise. The author used the deepfake to recreate the scene from the first Iron Man. The video is titled IRON MAN 4 – First Look Trailer.
In the description, the author lamented that Marvel was never able to produce the fourth installment of the fan-requested Iron Man franchise, and Tony Stark’s death at the end of Endgame made Iron Man 4 impossible. . The author pitched his idea for the fourth movie plot based on a seven-issue Iron Man story arc, Armor Wars.
In Armor Wars, Iron Man hunts down bad guys using his technology. But in his pursuit, Stark forgets the power of his technology and becomes reckless. This leads to Stark’s conflict with Captain America, their fight, and ultimately Stark’s precarious position in the Avengers.
Armor Wars could draw amusing parallels with Captain America: Civil War. Steve Rogers and Tony Stark are pitted against each other again, but this time the outlaw is Stark. Such a specially released movie between Civil War and Infinity War could give fans more time to say goodbye to the two beloved characters.
While fans loved the idea of the now impossible Iron Man 4, Tom Cruise’s face on Tony Stark received a much cooler reception. Fans agreed it was a blessing that Cruise turned down the role and Robert Downey Jr. was cast.
“Why do I love Tom Cruise but don’t want him to play Tony Stark? Because RDJ’s portrayal of Stark was so good you can’t even imagine Iron Man without him,” a fan commented below. video.