Avengers is probably the biggest franchise that exists on earth. Marvel Cinematic Universe has changed the entire ball game of cinema and fetched a huge fan following among the audiences over the years. The graphics and visuals in the films are unbeatable and Marvel launched its Phase-I in 2008 with Iron Man I.

We all know Robert Downey Jr. is the Iron Man but do you know, who was the original choice for the this role?

  • Tom Cruise:

Tom Cruise

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is an American actor and producer as well. He has received various accolades for his work, including three Golden Globe Awards and had three nominations for Academy Awards. His net worth is $570 million as of 2020, and he is one of the highest-paid actors in the world.

Well, it was none other than Mission Impossible actor, Tom Cruise. Although the deal didn’t work out between the two parties as Cruise wanted a few changes with the script which the makers didn’t want to compromise with and hence, it went on to Sam Rockwell.

Some of his movies are: Mission Impossible, Edge Of Tomorrow, Jack Reacher, Oblivion, Vyalkarie, etc

  • Sam Rockwell:

Sam Rockwell

Sam Rockwell is an American actor. He became famous from his leading roles in Lawn Dogs, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Matchstick Men, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Moon, G-Force, Seven Psychopaths, Mr. Right, and Richard Jewell.

Yes, the second choice was Sam but somehow it didn’t work and he returned in Iron Man 2 as Justin Hammer.

Some of his movies are: Mr. RightMoonIronman 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cowboys and Aliens, etc

  • Hugh Jackman:

Hugh Michael Jackman AC is an Australian–British actor, singer, and producer. He is best known for playing the role of Wolverine in the X-Men film series from 2000 to 2018. Because of this role he holds the Guinness World Record for “longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero.

Some of his movies are: The WolverineLogan, X-Men, Prisoners, The Prestige, etc.

  • Clive Owen:

Clive Owen is an English actor. He initially gained recognition in the United Kingdom by playing the lead role in the ITV series Chancer from 1990 to 1991. He got basic approval for his work in the film Close My Eyes before gaining worldwide consideration for his presentation as a struggling writer in Croupier.

Some of his movies are: Inside Man, Closer, Last Knight, Sin City, Derailed, Intruders, etc.

  • Timothy Olyphant:

He is an American actor and producer. He made his debut in acting in an Off-Broadway theater in 1995, in the movie The Monogamist, and won the Theatre World Award for his performance, and then originated David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries in 1996.

Some of his movies are: Hitman, Rango, Gone in 60 seconds, Live Free or Die Hard, The Crazies, etc.

  • Nicolas Cage:

Nicolas Kim Coppola, referred to expertly as Nicolas Cage, is an American on-screen character and producer. He has been named for various major cinematic awards, and won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award for his presentation in Leaving Las Vegas.

Some of his movies are: Ghost Rider, Adaptation, Moonstruck, Next, Season Of the Witch, etc.

But the role eventually landed into Robert’s kitty and nobody would have been a better Iron Man and play this role better than him, isn’t it. Meanwhile, Robert Downey Jr. aka Tony Stark died in Avengers: Endgame fighting with Thanos to save the universe with all the other Avengers including Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Dr. Strange and many others.

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