I have two theories about Iron Man in the upcoming Avengers sequel.
1. Robert Downey Jr. is going to resign from the role and pursue other acting jobs.
2. Due to Robert's contract coming to an end, Feige will have Stark killed off in Avengers Age of Ultron. Why do I think this? Tony no longer has his arc reactor, his armors are destroyed, he's pretty much given up on superhero life due to the events of [Iron Man 3](movie:24391) (GAAAAAAAH!!!! Sorry I need to do that every time I think of that terrible movie), plus in the teaser for [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035), it shows the Iron Man mask getting destroyed. After Tony is killed off he will either be replaced by one of these three: [Doctor Strange](movie:559685) (more than likely), War Machine (NOT Iron Patriot...ugh...), or Rescue (I'd actually really like that).
But for the sake of this article, let's say Robert Downey Jr. does leave Marvel but the character is still alive, who do we get to replace him? Well let me give my choices.
I am aware that Cruise was going to play as Stark when the first Iron Man was being made but due to him not liking the whole impromptu script that Favreau was going with he quit. Well maybe now that the movies do have scripts, Cruise will come back because honestly if he was Iron Man from the beginning I would have loved it.
Most people would have put this guy as Batman because of Dredd but after seeing him as my favorite Star trek character ever: Bone McCoy, I think he could pull off a good Tony Stark. He's got charisma, he's really funny, and he's a really good actor.
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This guy has become one of my favorite actors over the years. Even in Daredevil I thought he was one of the only good things about the movie. The guy also has the look of Tony Stark down flat, just give him the right facial hair and we'd be in business. Do I want him to be Stark the most? No. Would I like it if he was Stark? Heck yes.
Dracula Untold looks like an awesome flick, I thought this guy was great as bard in the Desolation of Smaug, I really liked him in Immortals, the Raven I felt was underrated, Three Musket- *vomits* Sorry I couldn't even finish that one. This guy is a really good actor and I think he actually looks like RDJ a lot.
When it comes to these actors and how much I'd like to see them as Tony Stark it goes:
4. Colin Farrell
3. Karl Urban
2. Luke Evans
1. Tom Cruise (Cruise and Evans are somewhat tied)
Do you think they'll replace RDJ or do you think they'll kill off Stark from the Marvel Universe? Comment down in the comments and let me know.