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Is Tom Cruise Set To Play His Dream Role In Multiverse Of Madness?

By Abraham George
February 17,2022

Doctor Strange is set to bring back the integrity of the MCU in his latest solo appearance since 2016. The idea of the multiverse has allowed the studio to experiment with Nostalgia. Thus bringing in the old cast into the MCU.

This was shown in the movie Spider-Man: No Way Home, which came out in December.  It also opens up the possibility for different versions of established MCU heroes to show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Loki brought these other versions to life with its many different versions of the God of Mischief. Loki Variants were introduced where some had The MCU version’s face while the others were different. This included showing the trickster in different races, genders, and even species.

This is a unique feature of Doctor Strange 2 because it can bring dream castings that were never used into the real world.

It’s possible that Benedict Cumberbatch’s character, Stephen Strange, will be taking the highway to the danger zone when the movie comes out in May.

Tom Cruise In The MCU

Marvel Fans Are Torn Seeing Tom Cruise As Tony Stark On The Set Of Doctor Strange 2

Marvel Fans Are Torn Seeing Tom Cruise As Tony Stark On The Set Of Doctor Strange 2

Tom Cruise, Hollywood’s biggest A-Lister, has been rumored for a long time to be in the Multiverse of Madness’s impressive cast. He is said to be playing a Tony Stark Variant.

While there is still no proof that Cruise will be in the movie, there is a lot of history between the Mission: Impossible star and Marvel Studios that goes back to the beginning of the MCU.

In 2008, the MCU was just an idea that was experimental. With this experiment, it was also to bring someone who could carry the mantle of Iron Man. Marvel Studios were trying to get Tony Stark’s movie rights. Distribution rights went from Universal Studios to 20th Century Fox to New Line Cinema before ending up at Paramount Pictures.

Over the past two decades, a lot of actors have said they wanted to wear the armor of a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist. Tom Cruise was one of the famous people who were on the list.

Cruise’s Strict Script Choices

Cruise's Script Choices

Cruise’s Script Choices

He didn’t like the first Iron Man script. The movie fans saw on screen in 2008 isn’t the same as what was written down in the development process. Jeff Bridges, who plays Obidiah Stane in Iron Man, has said that most of the movie was made up as the actors went along. He even called the script more of a “outline.”

The script wasn’t the only thing that Cruise didn’t like. Claims say that Tom Cruise wanted the Iron Man headpiece to be changed so that his face could be seen at all times. A lot more about that will follow.

Cruise has said in the past that he was reluctant. It doesn’t matter if people think Tom Cruise’s Marvel history is bigger than it really is. The relationship still exists, and the celebrated actor may be looking to make up for one of the biggest mistakes of his career if the chance comes his way.

First, there were rumors that Cruise would be in the next Doctor Strange movie, which is set for fall 2020. An insider named Daniel RPK said that Marvel was thinking about “a lot of interesting cameos” for the sequel, with “Tom Cruise as Tony Stark from another world” on that list.

More Camoes, More Action

Captain Carter

Captain Carter

Even though Marvel wants it doesn’t mean it will happen just because they want to do so. Apparently, Marvel wanted Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman to make a cameo in the movie. So, Hugh had already played the role for a span of 20 years; he felt it was right to put the mantle down.

Regardless, there have been a lot of rumors about Cruise in the last few months. Mission: Impossible 7 was made by Cruise and Hayley Atwell in England this summer. They were filming there.

During the summer of 2021, Multiverse of Madness was also made in the United Kingdom. Besides that, Hayley Atwell is also said to be making her live-action debut as Captain Carter from What If…? in Doctor Strange 2.

There has been a lot of debate on the internet about who the glowing, flight-based hero is who is taking on Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch for a long time. There are a lot of theories about this being a Tony Stark Variant of Captain Marvel because some frames show what looks like a goatee.

Tom Taylor Speaks Out On His Character

There was enough of this speculation to make “Superior Iron Man” popular on Twitter, which made the character’s co-creator want to know more about him. Writer Tom Taylor said he didn’t know anything about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but he did say that he made Superior Iron Man’s Endo-Sym armor “glow red/orange when he’s angry.”

Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor

When you read comic books, Superior Iron Man is a different version of Tony Stark that makes the billionaire playboy philanthropist’s bad traits even worse. Superior Iron Man wears the Endo-Sym armour, which is made of symbiotic technology. It’s a fully-liquid metal suit that can move like water.

Like all Iron Man suits, the Endo-Sym armor covers all of Stark’s body, but there is one thing that stands out: his faceplate isn’t there.

The presence of Ultron guards inside what looks like Marvel’s Illuminati headquarters means that Tony Stark will be one of the six faces of the secret society in the Multiverse. The Illuminati are putting Dr. Strange on trial for “desecration of reality,” but future dialogue suggests that the council may not agree on what punishment should be given.

The Iron Legion Captures Strange

The Iron Legion Captures Strange

Steven Stewart’s Charles Xavier says that he wants to “tell him the truth.” Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Master Mordo says that Strange’s actions “will not go unpunished.” As far as that argument goes, where would the Superior Iron Man of Cruise fall in that debate?

It looks like Superior Iron Man is more on the bad side when it’s on the page. That, along with Tony Stark’s relationship with Stephen Strange, shows that Superior Iron Man is more in favor of harsh discipline.

Superior Iron Man Comic Panel 1

Superior Iron Man Comic Panel 1

Superior Iron Man Comic Panel 2

Superior Iron Man Comic Panel 2

Interference With Wanda

Superior Iron Man In Doctor Strange 2

Superior Iron Man In Doctor Strange 2

One day Superior Iron Man has to fight Scarlet Witch somewhere. Wanda Maximoff’s casual clothes show that she isn’t as ready for this fight as her armored opponent, which makes it unfair for the opponents.

The Illuminati might be interested in Scarlet Witch for their multiversal battles. Wanda must have done something to get on their radar. Seeing how much she likes playing the villain, it doesn’t look like it will be hard to do.

As long as he comes out of Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness alive, Cruise’s Iron Man has a lot of power.

At some point in the summer of 2020, it’s thought that Marvel Studios will be working on a solo project for Marvel’s Illuminati, with Marvel President Kevin Feige in charge of producing.

They play a big role in both Secret Invasion and World War Hulk comic book stories, both of which are rumored to be getting live-action adaptations. This means that Superior Iron Man and the Illuminati have a lot of potential in the MCU.

Catch Doctor Strange: Multiverse Of Madness in theatres, May 6th.

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