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April 27, 2007

You Don't Say: "Robert Downey Jr. is hardly the obvious choice to play [Iron Man]."

Then again, Tony Stark was a substance abuser.

[It] is exactly that [substance-abusing] past, says director Jon Favreau (Elf), that makes Downey the only choice to play playboy millionaire and recovering alcoholic Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, the comic-book superhero who hits multiplexes next year.

...

"He struggles with his lifestyle, he struggles with the drinking," Downey says of Stark. "He faces the same issues a lot of people do."

Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Robert Downey Jr.

Can anyone doubt this is going to be the most awesomely awesome comic-book movie eveh?

The only way it could be more perfect is if they land Nathan Lane to play the Scarlet Witch.


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