This is really weird, but I think Chiwetel Ejiofor would make a good Iron Man.
Ok, well, Jon Favreau is doing this movie, and he's worked with Vince Vaugh in the past, as you may well know, so I am putting forward two things.
I am guessing that Vince Vaughn will play Iron Man in 2008.
I am guessing it will take superhero films to the next level.
Well, then you could make Vince Vaughn Rhodey. Or something.
Whoever plays Tony Stark has to be able to rock a moustache. Tom Selleck might be a good choice.
Jude Law would be a perfect Tony Stark with dyed hair and a mustache.
For some reason Billy Zane came to mind for me, even though he's bald and I don't think he can rock a mustache.
If you asked me at gunpoint I'd guess Ben Affleck.
Just cause that's the way these things usually work out.
Orlando Bloom is totally Iron Man, right down to the 'stache.
Oded Fehr is actually rumored to be in talks with the producers to play Iron Man. An interesting choice, and one I would not have a problem with as he's both a decent actor and just "anonymous" enough that you're not projecting his other movie characters into his performance the way you would be with Vince Vaughn or Ben Affleck.
Sad but probably true, I don't think an Arab superhero is going to play well in America these days. It won't be Oded Fehr, cool though he is.
Other middle-eastern-type guys who could pull it off: Alexander Siddig and that actor from Lost.
Iron Man really needs to have an effortless 1980s "I make more money than you AND I'm cooler" swagger. I have trouble coming up with a lot of actors who could do this in a way that wasn't immediately goofy.
Oh, and you have to look good in power armor, too. George Clooney could probably be Tony Stark, but he'd look stupid as Iron Man.
They need a slender, nearly effeminite actor to play Tony Stark.
Anybody can look good in the power armor.
Your second paragraph contradicts your first. Alexander Siddig is that cool?Originally Posted by selfnoise
What?Oh, and you have to look good in power armor, too. George Clooney could probably be Tony Stark, but he'd look stupid as Iron Man.
He wears a big unmoving mask, and you can't see an inch of skin, right? What could someone possibly do to not look good in the suit? It'll probably be a stuntman in there or just CGI as soon as the helmet goes on, anyway.
They mean in the suit, with the helmet off, so it's just some gorgeous man's sexy neck, sultry shoulders, and delectable little earlobes framed by a tight end's neckroll made up of the most hard charging hunk of steel you've ever seen, Kathy.
Iron Man is basically about who has the most awesome head in showbusiness.
If you say it three times, it will REALLY come true!
There have to be swarthy Italians...hmmm...actually, Antonio Banderas has the look, if he isn't too old.
Flowers has my meaning. Clooney's head is just too big and cheesy.
Well.. maybe if he promised to shave.
I don't know much about Iron Man but since Jon Favreau is directing it, doesn't that kind of make the whole thing moot anyway? Or will wildly successful casting overcome Jon's potential directorial shortcomings?
Joss Whedon would totally be the better choice!
I always liked how, if you took the powered suit away, Tony Stark was just a terrible human being, like Eddie Van Halen without a guitar.*
*Thanks Diamond Dave.
No, strike that...Bruce Campbell FTW.
Originally Posted by selfnoise
That is really weird, but I'll second it just because he fucking rules.
He's already set for superhero work but Christian Bale would have been a good Tony Stark.
How about James Franco (Spidey 1 and 2) or Adrian Grenier (Entourage)?
I was going to say the same thing about Christian Bale. He's already Batman, so he's out, but he's got the important stuff:
1. Can Act.
2. Not a big musclebound doofball, but attractive
3. Does the young rich arrogant playboy thing well
I'm not a comic guru, but doesn't Tony Stark have a drinking problem? They need someone who can play a drunk, but a social, sort-of-together kind of drunk rather than a stumbling idiot drunk. Right?
Ozzy will play Iron Man.