Tony Stark (Ironman)
At the beginning of casting, directors had a hard time choosing between Nicolas Cage and Tom Cruise.
The filmmakers began working on the production as early as the 1990s, when Universal Studios bought the royalties to make the movie. In 1997, Nicolas Cage was interested in the role of Tony Stark along with Tom Cruise, who even wanted to be involved as co-producer of the movie. Events however took an unexpected turn: the story was changed several times, and it wasn’t until 2006 that filming began, by which time these actors were no longer interested in the movie.