Originally Posted by HoratioRome
Stark is a handsome, lady killer, rich playboy type in the vain of Howard hughes. Rpbert D. simply isn't that. he is not the "handsome" type.
Downey is hot. He has that swaggering, debonaire, handsome, ladies man hotness and always has.
I couldnt have cared less about this movie until I heard Downey was cast. It is now obvious what type of movie this is going to be. Casting a legendary actor such as Downey, who is known for his multifarious and commanding character interpretations, instead of some popular crap actor just to get asses in the seats has been the key to every comic adaptation success.
It is now conclusive the powers that be are going to make a quality movie instead of something like Daredevil, Fantastic Four and Elektra.
Casting Downey was the first step to making a comic adaptation of Iron Man in the same league as the new BB and Spider-Man movie franchise.