"Iron Man" Screenplay = Good Enough?

The movie freaks over at Latino Review (apparently) got a peek at the screenplay for New Line's eventual "Iron Man" flick, as written by genre specialists Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, and David Hayter. Since I refuse to ever read a script review, I can't offer much commentary, but the LR guys give the screenplay a grade of B- (or "good enough"), which would make it better than "Fantastic Four," at least.

Iron Man is one of the most popular Marvel characters to not yet receive his very own movie. The package has been shuttling around Tinseltown for ages, though, and I think I remember Tom Cruise asking to play the titular tin-man on more than one occasion. Nick Cassavetes, who displayed his action-flick prowess on films like "The Notebook" and "She's So Lovely," is the director on board ... last we heard.


Tom Cruise "Iron Man?"

For those who aren't experts on comic book lore, Iron Man is a supernatural nutritionist who teleports into kitchens all over the world, frequently thwarting bone disease and always treating women to the iron that their metabolism so desperately craves.

Nah, just kiddin'. Iron Man's a mega-rich inventor named Tony Stark who fights evil from inside a seriously nifty suit made entirely of week-old pudding-skin. (Just kidding again; the suit's made of iron.)

Expect "Iron Man" to hit theaters some time before, oh, 2013. New Line promises a "2007" release date.

Comments

lpbreeze

First Last

I think Burt Lancaster would be great as Iron Man. wait..DOH!

Apr 26 - 01:51 AM

t-joint

Tom Malmin

"Good enough." About what I expect from the corporate whores at Marvel nowadays. Just get the flick out, merch it to death, then move on to ruin another character.

Apr 26 - 02:07 AM

cgcbooks

Robert Kimberlin

How soon can Tom Cruise be ready?

Apr 26 - 06:12 AM

dracus

Cap Nord

As soon as he can get out of diaper duty and adjusts his medication dosage.

Apr 26 - 07:21 AM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

[b]Marvel[/b]
Marvel starting off with their movies being sooooo promising. Spiderman. X-men. And then what? Elektra? Dardevil? I mean come on, what happened?

Apr 26 - 07:16 AM

dracus

Cap Nord

As soon as he can get out of diaper duty and adjusts his medication dosage.

Apr 26 - 07:21 AM

elziard

elzeard bouffier

punisher was a dud and though daredevil showed promise, they crammed in about 25 years of DD lore into 90mins with the worst visualization of bullseye EVER!

then elektra >shudder< and apparently next on the dud list is ghost rider.

Fantastic four was commercially popular but critically and fanboy panned.

iron man has potential as long as tom cruise's thetan level doesn't rise while filming.
he'd make a good tony stark: arrogant, >ahem!< "man's man (does anyone remember some of the hairdo's and the signature mustache?), overly intense and apparently the ladies man.

Apr 26 - 08:09 AM

Callpacas

Khim Lo

i dun mindTom Cruise, and the tide can change at any moment.

Apr 26 - 12:00 PM

Now it's dark

Kirby K

Cruise wearing a mask? Doubt it.

Apr 26 - 01:37 PM

Skeptic44

William Hays

Rob Lowe.

Jamie Bamber.

McDreamy.

As long as it's not Will Smith, I'm there.

Apr 26 - 07:06 PM

Dave the Destroyer

Dave Hustava

Oh, C'Mon. Jack Black was BORN for this role.........

Apr 26 - 08:49 PM

renny2077

Renny Abraham

Never been into the iron-man lore. My question is: can iron-man resist extremely powerful electromagnets? My guess is that Magneto would wipe the floor with iron-man, wouldn't he?

Apr 26 - 10:37 PM

TheAnswerMVP2001

Snipes .

Now we are going on the opinons of the Latino Review... okay nothing personal but if they were the first to get a glimpse of the script and report on it then it really must not be that great.

Apr 27 - 01:00 AM

Sinizine

Fake Name

They generally get a ton of scripts first actually. The name is odd, but probably AICN is the only site that gets more.

Apr 27 - 01:38 AM

Sinizine

Fake Name

They generally get a ton of scripts first actually. The name is odd, but probably AICN is the only site that gets more.

Apr 27 - 01:38 AM

blorenze

brian lorenzen

Matt Dillon as Tony Stark? eh? eh?

Apr 28 - 06:41 PM

RedRing

Bleck Blook

[b]Hmmm[/b]
I thought Tony Stark was spanish.

Might as well give it to a spanish actor right? I mean it's only fair right?


RIGHT?!

Apr 29 - 06:50 PM

Reel 2/Dialogue 2

Jar Jar Binks

[b]Heavy boots of lead fill his victims full of dread[/b]
If War Machine's not in this, then what's the point? Seriously, I'm unfamiliar with the breadth of Man de la Iron's roguery.

I nominate Dax Shepard for Tony Stark. Built like a brick sh*thouse, looks like Zach Braff. What's not to cheer for???

Apr 30 - 11:03 AM

RedRing

Bleck Blook

[b]I Nominate[/b]
I nominate Jimmy Smitts.

Google him....


or off the top of my head Tom Selleck.

Apr 30 - 02:29 PM

Grundark

Robert Stewart

I think Jim Caviezel would be perfect for this role.

Jun 28 - 03:25 PM

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