What Tom Cruise said about why he refused to play Iron Man in the MCU

Right from the start, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been loaded with incredibly talented actors playing the most iconic superheroes, as well as these unforgettable and subtle villains. It all started in 2008 when Iron Man It made its way to theaters and launched the franchise, with its star, Robert Downey Jr., given even more chance. Although Downey’s Tony Stark has become one of the most beloved heroes in the history of superhero movies, another icon of the industry was once associated with the portrayal of the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist…and that man was Tom Cruise.

The story of Tom Cruise’s involvement with the MCU goes back nearly 20 years, long before Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios changed the superhero movie scene, and even longer before that. Top Gun: Maverick The actor was rumored to be playing the Superior Iron Man in the heavy movie Doctor Strange in a multiverse of madness. With all this history, some might wonder what Cruz himself said about one of the biggest “what ifs” in movie history. Well, look no further…

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Before Robert Downey Jr took over the role, there were long rumors that Tom Cruise would be playing Iron Man

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