Downey's last?

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  1. kedrell

    kedrell Fork&SpoonOperator

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    Oh there should definitely be a decent gap in between RDJ's Stark and whoever the unlucky guy is who has to follow him. 7-10 years sounds about right.
     
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  2. Green Day

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    I do not think you need to wait 7- 10 years for the next actor to be replaced. Bond has been replaced, so has batman and the joker. So have many other characters in film. They could have Iron Man 4 have an older Tony Stark or something and use the comics when Tony is older for that films story line.
     
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  3. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze AW YEEEAH!

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    I think Robert Downey Jr IS the cinematic Tony Stark, the same way that Harrison Ford IS Indiana Jones or Bruce Willis IS John McClane. And to me, getting a new actor to play Stark - be it for a sequel or a reboot - would be like getting a new actor to play Jones or McClane: yes, they COULD do it, and eventually they probably WILL do it, but that doesn't make it any less stupid. It just won't be the same.
     
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    Hopefully, Robert appreciates how IM save his career and he will continue making them as long as Marvel wants him and he's age appropriate.

    Sean C. and Roger M. both continued making Bond movies long after they should have, so I am not sure I want to see that happen here, but he's got at least another ten years worth or more so keep them coming!
     
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  5. kedrell

    kedrell Fork&SpoonOperator

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    Hmmm, I disagree there. It's more akin to Reeves as Superman, in that it's a character who already existed long before that version was seen on screen. Jones & McClane are ONLY associated with Ford & Willis. I very much doubt anyone will be trying to recast those roles for an extremely long time(with good reason). I'd also put Harry Callahan in this group. Only Eastwood could play him.

    But Tony Stark/Iron Man has been around for nearly 50 years now and there are many takes on the character. I find this to be true about most superheroes. They're more like James Bond in that many actors can do the role. The role is bigger than any one actor. Now some(like Reeves, Connery, RDJ) are tough acts to follow to be sure but I'd rather see them attempt it than chicken out.
     
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  6. Spider-Fan

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    Don't we say this every time we see someone replaced that did well?
     
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  7. Paste Pot Pete

    Paste Pot Pete No, I build a rocket.

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    So that's it? You just...retire the character? No more Iron Man...ever?
     
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  8. Tacit Ronin

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    People in this forum lack self awareness.
     
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  9. kedrell

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    The more I think about it, the more I believe after RDJ we're gonna need someone to be the sacrificial lamb...so to speak. I mean, think about it. Both the Bond movies and the Superman* movies(and even the Batman movies to a lesser extent) had this happen. Lazenby, Routh(and even Kilmer & Clooney) came in as filler for one movie so the audience could say "Bah, he's nowhere near as good as 'so & so'" and then they dump the actor for someone else and by then the transition isn't so hard to take. It's uncertain whether Andrew Garfield will suffer this fate in the upcoming ASM movie. Unlike Connery/Bond, Reeves/Superman or RDJ/Iron Man; I think Maguire's Spider-Man was more in line with Keaton's Batman in the sense that both did an obviously acceptable job but never completely nailed the role like the first 3 I mentioned did. So we may be getting an actor as Stark for a single film that may not do so hot and then get another recast that is accepted better.


    *Of course this still has yet to be fully realized here but I feel confident that Henry Cavill will own the role much more than Routh ever did. It's not exactly a hard act to follow.
     
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  10. Fudgie

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    I'd say people said the same about Sean Connery as James Bond. Downey's great, but he can be replaced.
     
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  11. Hurm...

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    Maybe he can.

    But the thing is with Tony Stark, the audience is already aware of Downey Jr's interpretation and anyone remotely trying to match his charisma on screen would be viewed as copying Downey or being no where near as good as him.

    I feel bad for the guy next in line, it would be like filling in the Joker's shoes after what Ledger did. Downey made himself a household name with Iron Man as did Ledger with the Joker. Marvel fears replacing him.

    EDIT: yeah, Marvel may need a sacrificial lamb for Iron Man haha
     
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  12. Iron_Stark

    Iron_Stark That's a one-off

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    Yep as much as I love RDJ's interpretation, he can be replaced. But like it's been said a sacraficial lamb will be required.
     
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  13. Ken-Kaniff

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    I don't understand why there has to be an IM4, IM5, IM6, IM7.......IM100!

    They just stretch these superhero movies too much! Round up a trilogy and end with up. The Iron Man movies were pretty solid (at least the 1st) and if the 3rd will be great too, it's gonna be perfect!
     
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  14. R_Hythlodeus

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    Under normal circumstances I'd agree with you, but what you're forgetting is that it's not only about the IM movies but about the MCU as a whole. Tony Stark will propably appear in Avengers 2 and 3 and maybe the sequels of Cap, Thor, the Black Panther and Dr. Strange movies and wherever he is needed (depending on the script and/or if the movie makers decide to put a Tony Stark cameo in their movies).

    Therefor it is an issue WHO will play that role.

    I think a change of actors would work if it happens in Avengers 2 and will be addressed similiar to how they addressed the recast of Rhodey in IM2. This will get the new actor the acceptance of the fanbase and MIGHT lead to a second IM trilogy
     
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  15. kedrell

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    Superhero films(especially mainstream, established ones like the Marvel/DC characters) are like James Bond. You can make movies about them forever...so long as they keep earning $. You might as well have asked why they keep making comics runs of characters that have hundreds and hundreds of issues. They're serialized and intended to be ongoing. Do you think they'll ever stop making Spider-Man, Batman or Superman movies? You know damn well they won't.
     
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  16. DieSmiling

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    LOL, what? It's an adaptation of a comic book character. It's not original in the first place.

    A reboot is just another adaptation of the same character...

    And the new Spider-Man is not the same story.
     
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  17. bubbadoom

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    Charlie Sheen could be the next Tony Stark...
     
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  18. Tacit Ronin

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    Winning, bro.
     
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  19. chiefchirpa

    chiefchirpa Haaa-rooooooo

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    My opinion who should be the next Tony? Joshua Jackson. History with alcoholism, looks like a young George Clooney who ought to be Tony Stark if RDJ's not doing it.

    I wonder if they go with the Teen Tony scheme as an excuse to extend the life of Tony Stark in Marvel movieverse if RDJ calls it enough.
     
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  20. Hotwire

    Hotwire Dealin' W/ Demons

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    His eyebrows wouldn't fit in the helmet.

    Don't hate me, but I think this guy could do it...
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  21. Moridin

    Moridin Death Contagious Deity

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    LeBlanc is only 2 years younger than RDJ. Either way I don't think he could pull it off.

    I think Farrell is a good candidate.
     
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    Why not just stop at 3 issues in a comic then????

    I think if a character can survive hundreds of issues in a comic, there might be enough material for more than 3 movies.
     
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  23. Guhndoi

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    I hope he will continue playing Stark in more MCU films after IM3.
     
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  24. Zack Snyder

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    No doubt he has done a great job, but this type of role could be played by a fair amount of actors. It is always easier to cast hero roles where they have a costume that covers their face. In this case, covers everything.
     
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  25. Fudgie

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    I wont cry if it's his last.
     
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