Iron Man, The Musical, er...The Movie, I mean, has been in pre-production and semi-production and stalled-production for quite some time. For whatever reason, the flick just can't seem to get off the ground.
Last week at the Comic-Con, a friend-of-a-friend-of-a-guy-who-reads-comics overheard someone say that Tom Cruise will star as billionaire super-hero Tony Stark. The Internet went abuzz, and Cruise fans went ga-ga.
Ain't gonna happen, folks. First, the whole iron suit thing is too confining for the heart-throb. It wouldn't show off his pearly whites and always-perfect hair. Secondly--and most important--Iron Man sucks. He is a second tier hero, below even Daredevil and Electra.