One of many best “what ifs” in Marvel Cinematic Universe historical past was the truth that Tom Cruise was virtually solid as Tony Stark within the unique Iron Man. Now, fifteen years out from the unique movie, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige reveals why he was by no means solid.

Robert Downey Jr. has gone down in historical past along with his portrayal of Tony Stark, changing into the face of the MCU for over a decade. Nonetheless, earlier than he was ever solid, actor Tom Cruise flirted with the concept of starring in Iron Man earlier than stepping away from the challenge. In keeping with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, his departure needed to do with one factor: chilly exhausting money.

“Cruise’s asking fee at the time was more than even a profitable studio like Fox was willing to risk on an untested superhero property.” wrote the authors of MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios following their dialog with Kevin Feige.

It’s definitely comprehensible why the actor parted from the challenge. Tom Cruise is without doubt one of the greatest actors in historical past, so it didn’t make sense to take a pay reduce for a franchise and not using a safe future. Whereas it could have been fascinating to see Cruise as Tony Stark, Kevin Feige possible made the suitable alternative in casting Roberty Downey Jr. as each Iron Man and the face of the MCU.

Marvel Video games has promised the at present untitled Iron Man sport will ship an unique story in its personal continuity. The sport will mark the primary solo Iron Man sport of this type for console launch because the Iron Man 2 film tie-in again in 2010.

Whereas few particulars have been revealed, the actual fact the sport is described as a “single-player, third-person, action-adventure title” is massive information. Marvel has launched surprisingly few video games of this selection in recent times, although the PS4 Spider-Man video games have been effectively obtained and should have inspired the event of comparable video games similar to this Iron Man challenge and the upcoming Wolverine.

Whereas Marvel is regularly increasing within the realm of gaming, it’s odd that every of their video games takes place in its personal continuity, foregoing the shared universe format made standard by the MCU. Some dialogue in Spider-Man had implied it could happen in the identical continuity as Avengers, although it’s attainable working with completely different builders on completely different titles has made such integration troublesome.

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