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May 01, 2007

There’s a piece of metal in your brain. You will die if we remove it. Think of it as jewelry.


Thanks to Jon Favreau - who apparently really does know what he is doing - the right actor has finally been cast for a superhero film, viz Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man.

"He's a superhero who is just a man," says Downey. "Not that I wouldn't play a guy who got bit by a spider or who has some freaky connection with bats, but I think this is a little more accessible.

"I guess that when Stan Lee created the character back in the mid-1960s - to see if he could base a superhero on a hard-partying, womanising billionaire who manufactures weapons, and still make him likeable enough to sell comic books - he clearly won his bet.

The kick ass image is courtesy of Bully's Comics while the good news with a hat tip to Ace, describing this as "the most awesomely awesome comic-book movie eveh." Also awesome would be Johnny Depp as Dr. Strange though I doubt that is ever going to happen.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 1, 2007 06:54 AM


I keep trying to say something intelligent, but I just keep drooling over Robert Downey Jr.

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 1, 2007 12:49 PM

He has a certain Flea-ish charm about him.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 1, 2007 12:51 PM

Except for the rampant hookering and alcoholism, eh?

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 1, 2007 01:50 PM

excellent choice. He was ultra cool in A Scanner Darkly

Posted by: Gorthos [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 2, 2007 12:05 PM