2. Caged Stark?
Nicolas Cage has made no secret of his love for all things comic book. He's created his own titles and even named his son, born in 2005, Kal-El (bet his wife’s family LOVED that).
He’s also tried to snatch more than one comic book role in his time, including, most famously, Superman back when Tim Burton was in charge of bringing it to the screen.
In January 1997, he expressed an interest in snapping up the role of Tony Stark in Iron Man.
We don’t know whether he actually got into a meeting with Fox about it, but we’re sure he would’ve tried.
While it would have been interesting to see the Cage take on Stark, we’re happy with Robert Downey Jr, thanks.
Of course, Nic got his comic book shot in 2006 with Ghost Rider. Bet he wishes he’d been in Iron Man instead.
But he wasn’t the biggest name associated with the role, not by a long shot…