It is the crazy rumor of the moment to be taken with immense tweezers! Tom Cruise would appear as Tony Stark in the upcoming Doctor Strange, which will explore the multiverse.
Before Robert Downey Jr. was cast for the role of Iron Man in 2008, Tom Cruise was approached by Marvel Studios to slip into the superhero’s armor. The star then declined the proposal, not really convinced by the project.
“They came to me at one point”, told the actor in 2018 at the microphone ofIndian Express. “When I do something, I want it to be done well. If I commit to something, it has to be done in such a way that the result is something special. And as it took shape, I just felt like it wasn’t going to work “, he confided.
Since then, the comedian has never set foot in a superheroic project, focusing on his successful franchise: Mission: Impossible. Today, at a time when Marvel has opened the door to the multiverse, a crazy rumor ignites the web. What if Tom Cruise made an Iron Man appearance in Doctor Strange 2, alongside master of the mystical arts Benedict Cumberbatch?
TOM CRUISE AS TONY STARK?
Expected for May 4, the feature film will explore the multiverse again after Spider-Man No Way Home. The appearance of the Weavers camped by Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire in this film left the door open to all possibilities.
Thus, the journalist and influencer Daniel Richtman relayed a rumor evoking a cameo of Tom Cruise in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. On his Instagram account, he posted a doctored photo of the comedian in the hero’s armor, saying he would like the idea very much. It didn’t take much more to drive fans crazy with excitement.
“Rumor has it Doctor Strange 2 will explore different realities and Tom Cruise could play Tony Stark in one of his alternate realities.”, said the journalist.
In addition, in 2018, Tom Cruise had claimed that he was not closing the door to such an eventuality. “I’m not forbidding myself. I always ask myself: ‘What’s the story? Does that interest me? Would people like to see me in this movie? What can I learn? What can I bring? “This is how I choose my films”, he hammered at the microphone of ComicBook.com.
Obviously, this rumor should be taken with enormous tweezers. It is difficult to see how a superstar like Tom Cruise could have freed the time to shoot in Doctor Strange 2 in the greatest secrecy, especially for a small appearance.
FROM SUPERSPY TO SUPERHERO?
However, we know that the interpreter of the super-spy Ethan Hunt is not resistant to cameos. His memorable appearance on Austin Powers Goldmember’s insane opening scene is remembered. The actor camped there an alternate version of the secret agent played by Mike Myers.
Separately, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans still haven’t recovered from Tony Stark’s death in Avengers Endgame. The wound is still painful and the wound not fully healed. Therefore, seeing the billionaire playboy in the guise of Tom Cruise would be a way to console aficionados of the saga a little. Would you like to see him play Iron Man from another universe? We leave it to you to debate.
In the meantime, we are already sure to find the actor on the big screen this year with the releases of Top Gun Maverick on May 25 and Mission Impossible 7 on September 28. As for Doctor Strange 2, directed by Sam Raimi, it will land on May 4 in theaters.
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