Tom Cruise Almost Became Iron Man In 'Multiverse Of Madness' After Fan Theories, Writer Says

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When reasoning of ideas for movies, creators crook to a fig of influences — including the fans themselves.

This is wherefore Tom Cruise astir donned the Iron Man suit.

It each began aft “Doctor Strange successful the Multiverse of Madness” was announced, and fans started speculating whether the “Top Gun: Maverick” prima would marque an quality arsenic a variant of Tony Stark’s Iron Man.

The rumors didn’t look excessively far-fetched considering the histrion told IGN helium was approached to play the ingenious Avenger successful 2005, but helium yet conceded, “As it was lining up, it conscionable didn’t consciousness to maine similar it was gonna work. I request to beryllium capable to marque decisions and marque the movie arsenic large arsenic it tin be, and it conscionable didn’t spell down that roadworthy that way.”

Robert Downey Jr. ended up taking connected the relation successful 2008’s “Iron Man,” which kicked disconnected the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So audiences ne'er got to spot Cruise look successful the MCU.

On Monday, “Multiverse of Madness” screenwriter Michael Waldron revealed to Rolling Stone that astatine 1 constituent helium tried to marque the lawsuit for Cruise.

 Maverick" connected  May 6, 2022, successful  Mexico City.
Tom Cruise attends the Mexico Premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick" connected May 6, 2022, successful Mexico City.

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The caller Marvel blockbuster explores alternate realities aft a forbidden spell opens a portal to the multiverse, which contains precise antithetic versions of the MCU characters that audiences are accustomed to.

With truthful overmuch hype surrounding a Cruise appearance, Waldron took a measurement to effort and marque the instrumentality mentation travel to beingness connected the large screen.

“Yeah, that was wholly made up. I mean, there’s nary chopped footage of Tom Cruise,” helium said, speaking connected the online rumors. “But I emotion Tom Cruise, and I said to [Marvel Studios president] Kevin [Feige] astatine 1 point, I was like, ‘Could we get Tom Cruise’s Iron Man?’ I retrieve speechmaking astir that successful Ain’t It Cool News backmost successful the day, that Tom Cruise was going to beryllium Iron Man.”

He continued, “As it was being talked astir online, I was like, ‘Yeah, that’d beryllium cool!’”

Waldron shared that helium was unsure if Cruise was ever contacted astir the role, chiefly due to the fact that it could person posed a timing situation considering the “Mission: Impossible” star’s choky schedule.

“I conscionable don’t deliberation it was ever an option, due to the fact that of availability,” Waldron added.

“Doctor Strange successful the Multiverse of Madness,” which stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong and Xochitl Gomez, is present successful theaters.

The action-packed mystical sequel grossed an estimated $185 million successful summons income successful its archetypal play successful U.S. and Canadian theaters, the Walt Disney Co. said Sunday.

The movie raked successful treble the opening of the archetypal “Doctor Strange,” which debuted astatine $85 cardinal successful 2016. It besides outshined “The Batman,” taking the pb arsenic the biggest opener of the year.

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