Seems that Tom Cruise has been selected as part of a lineup for something
I'd heard being discussed a few years ago: the role of Tony Stark, Iron Man:
Tom Cruise is being lined up to star in superhero movie 'Iron Man'.
The 'Mission: Impossible III' star is wanted by film bosses to play billionaire
industrialist, Anthony Stark, who fights crime in a super-powered suit.
Cruise, who is engaged to Katie Holmes, has already expressed an interest in the role. In 2004, the actor admitted he would be prepared to take the part if "he got a good script".
Jon Favreau - who made 'Swingers' and 'Elf' - has already been signed up to direct the film, the latest Marvel comic book hero to be brought to life on the big screen.
Cruise is not the first actor to be linked to the role, 'Face Off' star Nicolas Cage and 'Titanic' actor Leonardo DiCaprio have both been tipped in the past.
Movie bosses and Marvel Comics chiefs have had an 'Iron Man' movie in the pipeline for several years and had originally hoped to have the movie made and released in the summer of 2004.
Unfortunately, judging from his Scientology background and how it affected the box office grosses for his latest movie
, Mission: Impossible III
, I'd say that'd be a bad idea. Please, no Tom Cruise.
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