Very little info in the way of this movie right now, but it's never to early to start a discussion thread on it. Here's the only real news we have so far, a report from Variety.
Tom Cruise was intrested in one point in playing Tony Stark. And in an interview with the Chicago Sun Times, Avi Arad seems to be very intrested in Tom Cruise playing the part.New Line, Marvel Pumping 'Iron' for 2005
Thu Feb 13,12:54 AM ET
By Dana Harris and Michael Fleming
HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - "Iron Man" has become the next Marvel character to land on Hollywood's live-action production slate.
New Line Cinema, which has worked with Marvel on the successful "Blade" franchise, hopes to turn "Iron Man" into a tentpole for its 2005 slate. The studio acquired the property in 2000, but has started from scratch with scribes Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, creators of the WB's top-rated "Smallville" and writers of current hit film "Shanghai Knights" and its predecessor, "Shanghai Noon."
"Iron Man," which first appeared as a Marvel comic in 1962, is the story of Tony Stark, inventor and owner of Stark Enterprises. His work in corporate espionage and international terrorism leads to an accident that forces him to go on life support in the form of a high-tech bodysuit. This also gives him an alternate identity, Iron Man, a being capable of a heroism Tony Stark could not achieve.
The latest Marvel property to become an action picture is "Daredevil," which 20th Century Fox releases Friday. Other Marvel characters that have been treated to feature adaptations include Fox's "X-Men" and its sequel, "X2," which is set for a May release. Likewise, Universal will release "The Hulk" in June.
Marvel also is prepping adaptations of "Fantastic Four" at Fox, "Man-Thing" and "The Punisher" at Artisan Entertainment and "Ghost Rider" at Dimension Films.
Avi Arad: "Tom Cruise. I would love to have him for 'Iron Man.' If he wanted it, he could definitely be my Tony Stark."
Apperantly Cruise's production company "Cruise-Wagner Productions" even had Iron Man optioned at one point, and were setting it up at Paramount. But he decided to do "Mission Impossible" instead.
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