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Old 09-29-2006, 08:18 AM   #51
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I agree a younger Tony might have been better in some respects, (like Hugh Jackman or hell even Christian Bale if he wasn't already Bruce Wayne,) but Downey can be surprisingly charming and sexy in the right role-and he's certainly got acting chops so I'm prepared to wait and give him a chance. After all originally I didn't think Ian McKellen looked much like Magneto but I was very pleasently surprised in that instance.

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I voted too early...He's a good actor, but I'm not sure how this project is looking to play out. This is Hollywood, so he can get the full amount of "pampering" to deliver on the role, but it's a question of how the plot fleshes out. I'm concerned about who plays Mandarin now...they are probably not going for a young fresh face now...
I say now that we've gone with a guy who's 40 years old and looks like he's 50, let's go all-out. Sam Jackson (58!) as Jim Rhodes. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (56!) as Mandarin. Give 'em all gray hair, too. Even if it means dying it.

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Robert Downey Jr is a solid actor, but he is totally wrong for Tony Stark.

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Old 09-29-2006, 08:35 AM   #54
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i cant belive that choice, is horrible! very bad

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Old 09-29-2006, 08:35 AM   #55
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I dont think he looks like Tony Stark. But I guess its better than Tom Cruise.
He's just as old or older, AND I think he's even SHORTER than Tom Cruise.

I didn't feel any excitement when I read the news, I know that.

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I agree a younger Tony might have been better in some respects, (like Hugh Jackman or hell even Christian Bale if he wasn't already Bruce Wayne,) but Downey can be surprisingly charming and sexy in the right role-and he's certainly got acting chops so I'm prepared to wait and give him a chance. After all originally I didn't think Ian McKellen looked much like Magneto but I was very pleasently surprised in that instance.
Same thing happened with the spiderman casting. Give it a chance!

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He's just as old or older, AND I think he's even SHORTER than Tom Cruise.

I didn't feel any excitement when I read the news, I know that.
NO ONE is shorter than Tom Cruise! That´s just genetically impossible!

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Good phtoshop but according to the Yahoo! article it says he grew out the goatee for the role .... im kinda curious what he looks like. well get a good idea when his new movie debuts in November. http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/va/2...952137900.html

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Tom Cruise for Ant-Man, mutha ****as.

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Too early to tell. I'm indifferent about it. Sort of like when I heard Heath Ledger as the Joker.

Robert Downey Jr. has always been one of my favorite actors every since 'Less than Zero' way back in the day (man that movie is still hard to watch even after all these years) but when I think of Tony Stark I think of a handsome Playboy billionare that's full of himself which eventually led to his personal demons of alcoholism because he so cocky.

However if they go with the "demon in a Bottle" senerio in the movie than that's where Downey Jr. acting chops will shine.

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However if they go with the "demon in a Bottle" senerio in the movie than that's where Downey Jr. acting chops will shine.
Favreau says they're not doing that because it wouldn't be a good way to introduce the character to our audience. I agree with that.

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Favreau says they're not doing that because it wouldn't be a good way to introduce the character to our audience. I agree with that.
Good point.

Maybe for the sequel. Eventually, It has to be address because it such a pivital point in Iron Man History and you can get some great drama out of it.

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This is a perfect example of the powers that be (and the "fans") not understanding the character they are working with.
Can Rpbert Downey Jr. Act? YES.
Can he pull off the roll? YES
does he physically represent Tony Stark? the answer is NO.

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. so regardless of his acting skill we are losing at least an aspect of Iron man from the start.
Furthermore, though a great and versatile actor, I've not seen him do any role which resembles what Tony Stark would act like. His actin g tends to be quirky or earthy, and that is not Tony Stark.
Tony is over the thop smooth, and cool, and confident, I've not seen that from RBJ.

given the many, many other choices they had, I can only say this is a bad start.

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The whole alcohol thing will probably be done in a very small way in the first movie and then escalate in the sequel.

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This is a perfect example of the powers that be (and the "fans") not understanding the character they are working with.
Can Rpbert Downey Jr. Act? YES.
Can he pull off the roll? YES
does he physically represent Tony Stark? the answer is NO.

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. so regardless of his acting skill we are losing at least an aspect of Iron man from the start.
Furthermore, though a great and versatile actor, I've not seen him do any role which resembles what Tony Stark would act like. His actin g tends to be quirky or earthy, and that is not Tony Stark.
Tony is over the thop smooth, and cool, and confident, I've not seen that from RBJ.

given the many, many other choices they had, I can only say this is a bad start.
To go homosexual for a minute I think Downey is an attractive male. And going through a workout/diet program like pretty much all of these superhero leads do I think he will be just fine.

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Tom Cruise for Ant-Man, mutha ****as.
and they won´t need CGI effects to shrink him!

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To go homosexual for a minute I think Downey is an attractive male.
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Yes, he's a very good choice.

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This is a perfect example of the powers that be (and the "fans") not understanding the character they are working with.
Can Rpbert Downey Jr. Act? YES.
Can he pull off the roll? YES
does he physically represent Tony Stark? the answer is NO.
Neither did Micheal Keaton, when he was cast as Wayne and look how that turned out. Infact Wayne has always been portrayed as a 6'2" 220lbs of muscle, Keaton was 5'8" around 160 lbs, coming off Mr. Mom movie, but he pulled out a fantastic performance.

I think RDJ will do fine, besides its way too early to start saying this is a bad decision.

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He would have made a better villain than a hero IMO.

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RDJ is talented enough and good looking enough to pull this role off. I'm actually quite surprised fans aren't happy about this fantastic news.

Before this, I really didn't care about this film, but now that RDJ is in the role, it gives a gilmpse into what direction Favreau is going. I'm definitely into this film now.

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NO, I don't think so. Unless they will portray his alcoholic side!

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It sounds like they're going into the Tobey Macguire mold . Like Macguire , he isn't a dead ringer for the role . However, he's a great actor who can communicate alot of emotions and appear sympathetic to an audience .

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does he physically represent Tony Stark? the answer is NO.

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. so regardless of his acting skill we are losing at least an aspect of Iron man from the start.
I disagree. I'm not going to go off saying he's a pretty man or anything, but suffice it to say, I think he looks like Tony, I think he looks as good as Tony, y'know, it's not like we're talking about Paul Giamatti or something here.
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Before this, I really didn't care about this film, but now that RDJ is in the role, it gives a gilmpse into what direction Favreau is going. I'm definitely into this film now.
Y'know, honestly, the same thing happened to me. Up until this point, I really had no clue how good (or bad) this movie would be - and I was sorta...disinterested due to that. This casting obviously doesn't give us too much more of a hint about the quality of the movie, but it's certainly a step in the right direction, IMO.

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