A lately launched ebook concerning the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s creation and manufacturing has revealed why Tom Cruise didn’t play Iron Man.
MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios (written by Joanna Robinson, Dave Gonzales, and Gavin Edwards) incorporates a part about how movie business celebrity Tom Cruise was keen on enjoying Tony Stark in a film. In line with the ebook, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige discovered the actor’s asking price to be far too costly.
“Ten years earlier, when the Iron Man rights had been at twentieth Century Fox, Tom Cruise, then thirty-four, had flirted with the concept of enjoying Stark,” the ebook reads. “In line with Feige, nevertheless, Cruise’s asking price on the time was greater than even a worthwhile studio like Fox was keen to threat on an untested superhero property” (by way of CinemaBlend).
Although Tom Cruise by no means ended up enjoying Tony Stark, the author of final yr’s Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity wished to incorporate a multiversal variant of Iron Man performed by Tom Cruise, although it didn’t find yourself occurring.
How lengthy did Robert Downey Jr. play Iron Man for?
Robert Downey Jr. ended up enjoying Iron Man and assumed the function from 2008’s Iron Man to 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.