"Iron Man" Robert Downey Jr. on Tony Stark

Tony Stark, as you probably know, is the billionaire genius who dons a new-fangled suit of armor and becomes "Iron Man," and the actor hired to play the role seems to have the character down already.

While all the geeks (like me) are focused on how cool the suit will look (and how much butt will be kicked), Robert Downey Jr. is taking the smarter route by focusing on the human side of the equation. "I guess that when Stan Lee created the character back in the mid-1960s -- to see if he could base a superhero on a hard-partying, womanizing billionaire who manufactures weapons, and still make him likeable enough to sell comic books -- he clearly won his bet."

Heh, I can just hear Downey saying it. He's also interested in the idea that Stark, despite being mega-rich and ultra-smooth with the ladies, is just a normal human being: "Not that I wouldn't play a guy who got bit by a spider or who has some freaky connection with bats, but I think this is a little more accessible."

Jon Favreau's rendition of "Iron Man," which also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Leslie Bibb, and Shaun Toub as The Mandarin, and opens next summer.

Source: IGN Movies, Telegraph

Comments

mojodaddy

joe fish

Gaaaaah I can't wait.

Apr 17 - 05:41 AM

Defmonkey

Tyson Herritt

I think Downey is on it like a junkie on a dime bag... errmm wrong analogy.

Okay, I think He's gonna be great playing Tony Start like an Alcoholic is on slurping that last scotch on the rocks glass....... Gawd I'm not making it any better.

I can't wait to see this movie.

Apr 17 - 06:31 AM

RandomVirus

Roger Cross

Smart move picking a guy with a substance abuse problem to play a character with a substance abuse problem.

I mean, he's already got that character trait down pat!

Apr 17 - 06:48 AM

JackHorner1979

tom brownbridge

[b]I like his quote...[/b]
"Not that I wouldn't play a guy who got bit by a spider or who has some freaky connection with bats, but I think this is a little more accessible."

Accessible? Because you believe the Iron Man character is a bit more realistic? Or because the fact Spider-man and Batman HAVE ALREADY BEEN CAST?

Apr 17 - 07:16 AM

themaninthebox

Chris Ciancanelli

[b]this isnt a full sentence[/b]
"Jon Favreau's rendition of "Iron Man," which also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Leslie Bibb, and Shaun Toub as The Mandarin, and opens next summer."

but seriously, i hope this movie doesnt turn out to be a turd...and although i'm thinking superhero movies might be going out to pasture soon, the sheer number coming out in the near future don't really indicate that

Apr 17 - 12:12 PM

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