Tom Cruise was once considered to take on the mantle of Iron Man which ultimately went to Robert Downey Jr and he’s done a great job with his take on Tony Stark’s persona. Tom Cruise recently spoke with comicbook.com about the possibility of becoming Iron Man.
When asked about if he ever sees himself under the iron armor he said, "Not close, and I love Robert Downey Jr. I can't imagine anyone else in that role, and I think it's perfect for him."
Tom Cruise was further asked if he would like to be a part of a superhero film in the future to which he replied, "I look at a movie and I don't rule anything out, it’s, 'What's the story? Does it interest me? Do I feel this is where the audience would like to see me in? What can I learn?' And 'What can I contribute?' That's how I choose my movies." Without completely agreeing or denying.
It is still uncertain if we will ever see Tom Cruise play a superhero but his MISSION IMPOSSIBLE films do have some death defying stunts which are larger than life.
The next installment in the franchise, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT is almost around the corner with director Christopher McQuarrie at the helm of the project.