Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man
Film To be Directed by Jon Favreau And Distributed By Paramount Pictures To Blast Into Theaters May 2, 2008
HOLLYWOOD, CA, September 29, 2006 – Academy Award® Nominee Robert Downey Jr. will take on the role of one of Marvel's greatest Super Heroes, signing on as the title character for Marvel Studios' highly-anticipated IRON MAN. This project, the first feature film to be produced independently by Marvel Entertainment, will launch into theaters May 2, 2008. The film is being directed by Jon Favreau and will be distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Aren't studio execs worried that it might be stretch for Downey to play a wealthy, alcoholic philanderer?