Tom Cruise playing Iron Man
Tom Cruise appears to be playing Iron Man in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, according to a photo supposedly taken on the set of the film.
While there is no evidence that the image is from the set of Doctor Strange or that the man in question is Tom Cruise, it has sparked a flurry of speculation. Fans may be treated to different actors playing their favourite because the Multiverse of Madness deals with the subject of multiverse and variants (multiple versions of characters).
Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, deals with the Multiverse and, at the very least, involves a darker, more malevolent version of Doctor Strange, Strange Supreme, akin to the one shown in the MCU animated series What If…?
Tom Cruise next Iron Man
So, technically, another Tony Stark may exist. Two other Spideys (Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield) crossed over to the MCU in Spider-Man: No Way Home, the most current MCU film. Surprisingly, Cruise was approached before Robert Downey Jr. to play Tony Stark. However, he declined the opportunity because he did not believe ‘it would work.’
This has already happened in the MCU, with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield reprising their roles as Spider-Man in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Tom Cruise, on the other hand, has never played Iron Man, despite coming very close twice.
Tom Cruise playing Iron Man
“It’s not happening,” he told IGN in 2005. No, not with me… They came to me at a certain moment, and I want to do things correctly. If I commit to something, it must be done in such a way that I am confident it will be exceptional. And it didn’t feel like it was going to work as it was lining up. I need to be able to make judgments and make the best film possible, and it just didn’t work out that way.”
It will also be long overdue by the film’s May 2022 release date. The next Marvel film will be released nearly five months after Spider-Man: No Way Home, giving fans plenty of time to anticipate the next MCU Phase 4 cinematic production. Still, we’ll have Moon Knight’s TV show to keep us entertained until then, so we’ll be able to watch fresh Marvel material in the interim.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong and Rachel McAdams reprise their MCU roles for this one, while Xochitl Gomez joins as newcomer America Chavez.
here are six confirmed cast members so far:
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange/Supreme Strange
- Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
- Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Karl Mordo
- Benedict Wong as Wong
- Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer
- Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez
Strange agrees to assist Peter Parker forget he’s Spider-Man in Spider-Man: No Way Home. That’s after Mysterio exposed Parker’s identity at the end of Far From Home, but Peter forced Strange to lose focus while executing the required spell, causing reality to collapse and nearly ushering in the multiverse. Meanwhile, Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) murdered one of Kang’s versions — the seemingly immortal He Who Remains – in Loki episode 6. (Jonathan Majors).
All three occurrences appear to converge and lead the multiverse to become a far greater threat to the MCU than the superpowered beings understand, along with Wanda mucking around with the Darkhold to perhaps bring her boys back to life.
Tom Cruise in Doctor Strange movie
Strange will, it appears, go on a journey to figure out how the multiverse might effect the MCU. We expected him to try to undo his part in its arrival, but given the ending of No Way Home, it appears that his curiosity is what drives him down the multiversal path, rather than Strange attempting to right his wrongs in Spidey’s third MCU excursion.