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Old 09-28-2006, 10:39 PM   #1
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I dont think he looks like Tony Stark. But I guess its better than Tom Cruise.

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Old 09-28-2006, 10:42 PM   #2
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:47 PM   #3
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thats a little scary looking
I voted "too early to tell"
In the end it all depends on what version of Stark they are going for in the script.

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Old 09-29-2006, 01:16 AM   #4
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Heh... good photoshop, but he sure does look like ten miles of bad road.

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Old 09-29-2006, 01:17 AM   #5
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I voted Yes... he's the perfect choice.

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Old 09-29-2006, 08:18 AM   #6
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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 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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Old 09-29-2006, 10:13 AM   #8
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TERRIBLE CHOICE!!!

so does this mean they're going for the recent comic portrayal of tony stark as a substance abuser?

come one. downey jr's career was over in the early 90's. i was so excited about this movie and now i don't even know if i'll see it. VERY DISAPPOINTED.

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Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man.......I can dig itl

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Old 09-29-2006, 03:31 PM   #10
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I say this to whoever says Downey isn't a good choice

He doesn't need to be good looking to be a playboy every woman wants a piece of. Trump gets the wimmenz all the time and he's uglier then sin.

Besides, like somebody else said in this thread, they'll probably put him on a workout and diet plan, so he'll look more like Stark. Plus, make up can take years off.

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Old 09-29-2006, 05:41 PM   #11
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He's a great choice! Marvel gets another good actor for the lead role. So far they're batting about 500. Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Blade were all good choices. Dare Devil and FF not so much.

Lately DC is more like 333. Decent with Batman, horrible for Superman and Catwomn. Let's hope the wise up with WW.


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I voted Yes... he's the perfect choice.

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Me too, plus, I tend to trust Favreau's choices. I mean - look at my avatar, I've been seriously crushing on Dax Shepard ever since I saw him in Favreau's Zathura.

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Old 10-03-2006, 09:57 AM   #13
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I'm not crazy about the idea.... well i hope they stick to a comic style armor unlike the horrible X-men movie costumes

 
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I'm not crazy about the idea.... well i hope they stick to a comic style armor unlike the horrible X-men movie costumes
Aside from the Spider-Man costume, this is the only one you really can't mess up. There is no room for liberties, as it would detract way too much.

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I'm not crazy about the idea.... well i hope they stick to a comic style armor unlike the horrible X-men movie costumes
I thought the x-men costumes were great, blue and yellow spandex is not working

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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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Great choice. Period. This is Marvel protecting their first studio film. They're going for the best choices on all sides.

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Great choice. Period. This is Marvel protecting their first studio film. They're going for the best choices on all sides.
I cringed when I first heard this choice but the more I thought about it the more I like it. Robert Downey Jr. brings depth to any role and he certainly looks the part of troubled playboy genius.

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Old 09-28-2006, 10:49 PM   #19
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I voted yes coz I like him as an actor, but I nearly voted too early to tell

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Old 09-28-2006, 10:52 PM   #20
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he's an excellent actor, i am completely confident he can deliver a fantastic performance as Tony Stark.

my worry is his appearance, Tony Stark is supposed to have thos debonair look. its hard to see that in Downey even in his best photos. lets hope the make-up department can prove me wrong.

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This makes me smile. I'm rather happy now.

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I'd say yes.

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He not only IS older than crap, he LOOKS every day of his age thanks to hard livin'. Not much sequel potential with a guy this old, and he also has never come off as a suave, debonair dude. Nope, this is 12 kinds of bad. They needed a handsome fella in his early 30s or thereabouts, a guy who oozes charisma. Downey has zero of those traits - apparently he was chosen simply because he has a history of substance abuse. Terrible choice.

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He not only IS older than crap
He's around 40, about the age Tony Stark is portrayed as being.

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He's around 40, about the age Tony Stark is portrayed as being.
Wow, he looks older than that. That's what you get for shooting smack half your days. And Tony is 40 in the movie? That seems pretty damn unwise. Should've started him at the beginning of his career so he can age along with the (potential) franchise.

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