San A, TX Downey Is Iron Man

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  1. JEDI_SHADOWTECH Jedi Knight

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    Robert Downey Jr. has been cast as Tony Stark in Jon Favreau's Iron Man movie for Marvel Studios, Variety reported.

    The movie, based on the classic Marvel Comics character, is set for release by Paramount in May 2008. It will be the first to be self-financed by Marvel.

    Downey will play Stark, a wealthy industrialist who invents a high-tech suit of body armor that gives him super powers when he is kidnapped.

    In the comics, Stark was an alcoholic, a trait that will undoubtedly draw public comparisons with Downey's own struggles with substance abuse, the trade paper reported. But Marvel production president Kevin Feige told the trade paper that the first Iron Man movie won't deal with Stark's alcohol problems, though it would likely come up in potential sequels.

    The first film will deal with Stark's invention of the Iron Man suit and his conflicted past as a weapons inventor. Principal photography on "Iron Man" is set to begin in February.
  2. tre_si_san Jedi Knight

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    I am not too hot on Downey playing Iron Man...I think I would have preferred Adam Baldwin myself...But what do I know...
  3. Darth-Hulk Jedi Master

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    I could have seen Clive Owen in that role. I guess Robert Downey Jr. could work, but he better not be doughy! I wanna see him cut and ripped. No chubby Tony Starks need apply.
  4. tre_si_san Jedi Knight

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    Counts me out then....:_|
  5. Darth-Hulk Jedi Master

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    Me too! I can't be Stark's partner Rhodes!!
  6. tre_si_san Jedi Knight

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    So I guess the line in Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back is true...all the movie studios started buying up the comic book properties....When are they going to do a Thor and Captain America?? For CA they can use maybe that guy who has that Marine movie coming out...But then Mars is the master of characters and I will defer to him for wisdom on my questions....
  7. JEDI_SHADOWTECH Jedi Knight

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    I'm with you on that ...Downey is to funny looking to play Iron Man . When I think of Downey, I think of Weird Science.
    As far as a Captian American movie, that would be fracking cool ...Captian American & Superman are U.S.A.
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