Tom Cruise almost became Iron Man in “Multiverse Of Madness” after fan theories, says the writer

When thinking about movie ideas, creators turn to a range of influences, including the fans themselves.

Here because Tom Cruise almost worn the Iron Man suit.

It all started later “Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness“was announced and fans started speculating if the”Top Gun: MaverickThe star would appear as a variant of Tony Stark’s Iron Man.

The rumors didn’t seem too far-fetched considering the actor told IGN He was approached to play the ingenious Avenger in 2005, but eventually admitted, “While he was standing in line, it didn’t feel like it was going to work. I have to be able to make decisions and make the film as good as it can be, and it just didn’t go that way. “

Robert Downey Jr. ended up playing the role in 2008’s “Iron Man,” which kicked off the wonder Cinematic Universe. So the public never got to see Cruise appear in the MCU.

“Multiverse of Madness” screenwriter Michael Waldron revealed it on Monday Rolling Stone who at one point tried to support Cruise’s case.

Tom Cruise attends the Mexican premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick” on May 6, 2022 in Mexico City.

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The new Marvel blockbuster explores alternate realities after a forbidden spell opens a portal to the multiverse, containing very different versions of the MCU characters that audiences are used to.

With so much hype surrounding a Cruise appearance, Waldron took a step to try and bring fan theory to life on the big screen.

“Yes, it was totally made up. I mean, there are no cut clips Tom CruiseHe said, speaking of the rumors online. “But I love Tom Cruise, and I said it [Marvel Studios president] Kevin [Feige] at one point, I thought, ‘Could we have Tom Cruise’s Iron Man?’ I remember reading about this in Ain’t It Cool News at the time, that Tom Cruise was going to be Iron Man. “

He continued: “While it was being talked about online, I was like, ‘Yeah, that would be great!’”

Waldron shared that he wasn’t sure if Cruise had ever been approached for the role, mainly because it could have been a timing challenge considering the “Mission: Impossible” star’s busy schedule.

“I just don’t think it was ever an option, due to availability,” Waldron added.

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong and Xochitl Gomez, is now in theaters.

The action-packed mystical sequel grossed an estimate 185 million dollars in ticket sales on its first weekend in US and Canadian theaters, the Walt Disney Co.

The film doubled the opening of the first “Doctor Strange,” which premiered at $ 85 million in 2016. It also eclipsed “The Batman,” taking the lead as the biggest debut of the year.