Did you know Robert Downey Jr was almost about to play one of the best villains in MCU?

Did you know Robert Downey Jr was almost about to play one of the best villains in MCU?

You say Robert Downey Jr, we are saying Tony Stark aka Iron Man!

For MCU followers, it’s virtually unattainable to think about the Marvel Cinematic Universe with out Iron Man, or extra particularly, with out Downey Jr. taking part in his memorable function because the superhero. Nonetheless, do you know that the actor was virtually about to be solid in one other function, and that too as a villain? Sure, that’s proper!

Learn on to know extra about this.

Robert Downey Jr was alleged to play Incredible 4 villain Physician Doom

Throughout a latest interview with Marvel Leisure to have fun Iron Man’s fifteenth anniversary, the movie’s director and co-star Jon Favreau, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige talked about how Downey got here to be featured within the fan-favorite film. Throughout their dialogue, the duo revealed that whereas Favreau wished Downey to play Tony Stark, he was virtually solid because the Incredible 4 villain Physician Doom.

This trivia was additionally talked about by Favreau within the 2021 ebook Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, nonetheless, this time round he delved into extra particulars throughout his dialog with Feige.



“I keep in mind that Robert had are available for a basic [audition] on it, and I bear in mind you had all met with him already for, like, Physician Doom, or one thing, on one other challenge… I believe he had come by on… possibly, Incredible 4.”

Jon Favreau


Physician Doom within the Incredible 4 franchise

Physician Doom was lastly performed by Julian McMahon within the 2005 film Incredible 4. McMahon additionally reprised the function for the film’s sequel, Incredible 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer which got here out in 2007. Nonetheless, since these films didn’t mint an excessive amount of cash on the field workplace, they didn’t make a 3rd installment.

The film franchise was rebooted but once more in 2015 with Tony Kebbell taking part in the function of Physician Doom within the one-off film.

And now, in keeping with Comedian E-book Assets, Incredible 4 will go on flooring but once more in January 2024 and can launch in February 2025. There isn’t a information but about who will play the function of Physician Doom this time round.

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