Marvel dissolves all rumors about Tom Cruise’s Iron Man in Doctor Strange 2. It is known to all that Marvel always likes to keep its plot secret safe till the movie releases and the same happens to the latest release of Marvel i.e. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. In Marvel Cinematic Universe new thing has come up i.e. the opening of the multiverse and its adverse impact on the MCU timeline and it has become the centric part.
The opening of the multiverse has raised the expectations and rumors of coming back of many characters in this movie by traveling across the universes. Among such all expectations and rumors, one is about the superior and none other than whom one cannot forget in MCU i.e. the Superior Iron Man, and it was also heard that Iron Man’s character in the multiverse is going to be played by the actor Tom Cruise.
Olsen starring Benedict Cumberbatch is now out and all the doubts and rumors have been dissolved. It is the same as Spider-Man: No Way Home, in this movie doors have been opened for three iterations of the web-slinging superhero (Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland). So, fans have expected different variants of Doctor Strange to come around such as (Defender Strange, Sinister Strange, Zombie Strange, and Strange Supreme).
We also got Patrick Stewart returning as Charles Xavier or Professor X from the X-Men movies, along with the Illuminati comprising of Mordo Supreme, Black Bolt, Captain Marvel, Captain Carter, and Reed Richards.
Marvel dissolves all rumors about Tom Cruise’s Iron Man in Doctor Strange 2
There were huge expectations regarding the comeback of Superior Iron Man in the pre-release period. It is due to the appearance of the mysterious character in the trailer of the movie hat travels like a beam of light in a face-off against Wanda. Fans were quick to call him Tom Cruise’s Superior Iron Man.
But after the release of the movie, it is clear that it was not Tom’s Iron Man but it is Lashana Lynch as Captain Marvel. The screenwriter named Michael Waldron has recently opened up and dissolved all fan theories and rumors. He told Rolling Stone, “Yeah, that was totally made up. I mean there’s no cut footage of Tom Cruise! But I love Tom Cruise, and I said to (Marvel Studios president) Kevin (Feige) at one point, I was like, Could we get Tom Cruise’s, Iron Man? I remember reading about that in Ain’t It Cool News back in the day, that Tom Cruise was going to be Iron Man.”
Previously Tom Cruise was asked to play the role of Tony Stark while they are casting for Iron Man (2008). It was actually before the time when Robert Downey Jr. was asked to play the role. If the audience happened to see Tom Cruise in the Iron Suit, then it would be an emotional throwback for all the fans from Marvel’s inception days. According to the comics, Superior Iron Man is an evil version of the Iron Man that we saw RDJ donning.
The screenwriter has further revealed that Tom Cruise was indeed being considered, but things did not fall in place due to the actor’s “availability”. He said it would’ve been “cool” to have Tom in Doctor Strange 2, but “he was shooting Mission Impossible 7 and 8”. According to Rolling Stone, Michael said “bringing Cruise in was considered, but ultimately never happened because of availability”.
It is not much far away from the dream where fans will get to see the alternate version of Iron Man in the future with America Chavez entering into the world of MCU. Essayed by actor Xochitl Gomez, America Chavez is a teenage superhero who can travel between different dimensions on a whim, by punching open doorways.