‘Not close’: Tom Cruise dismisses speculation he might have been Iron Man

Tom Cruise never ever came “close” to playing Iron Man.

The 60- year-old star has actually long undergone rumours he remained in the going to play Tony Stark and his superhero change ego, however he’s now attended to the speculation and insisted he “can’t think of” anybody aside from Robert Downey Jr. in the Marvel Cinematic Universe function.

Asked about the speculation, he informed podcast ‘Phase Zero’: “Not close.

“I like Robert Downey Jr., and I can’t envision anybody else doing that function, and I believe it’s best for him.”

Last year, ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ film writer Michael Waldron confessed he had actually been so motivated by the speculation about Tom, he pitched the concept of getting the ‘Top Gun’ star to play a version of Tony Stark in his 2022 film.

He stated of the rumours: “Yeah, that was absolutely comprised. I imply, there’s no cut video footage of Tom Cruise.

“But I like Tom Cruise, and I stated to [Marvel Studios president] Kevin [Feige] at one point, I resembled, ‘Could we get Tom Cruise’s Iron Man?’ I keep in mind checking out that in Ain’t It Cool News back then, that Tom Cruise was going to be Iron Man.

“As it was being spoken about online, I resembled, ‘Yeah, that ‘d be cool!’ “

But the author verified he didn’t believe anybody had actually contacted Tom’s group “since of schedule”.

Back in 2005, the ‘Mission: Impossible’ star confessed he had actually been approached for the function however didn’t feel it was “gon na work” in the method he would have desired it to.

He stated: “They came to me at a specific point and, when I do something, I wan na do it.

“If I devote to something, it needs to be carried out in a manner in which I understand it’s gon na be something unique.

“And as it was lining up, it simply didn’t feel to me like it was gon na work.

“I require to be able to make choices and make the movie as excellent as it can be, and it simply didn’t decrease that roadway that method.”

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