Quick what do all of these actors and actresses have in common?:
- Robert Downey Jr
- Mickey Rourke
- Scarlett Johansson
- Gwyneth Paltrow
- Samuel L Jackson
- Don Cheadle
No, it is not the newest end of the year Oscar hopeful cast by Scorsese or Spielberg it is being reported that it is the all star cast of 2010’s sequel to last summer’s comic book based blockbuster Iron Man!
Downey and Paltrow return to play their same roles, while uber sexy Scarlett Johansson joins the cast as the Black Widow. If you stayed to the end of the first Iron Man movie you saw Jackson in his role as Nick Fury. New comer Mickey Rourke recently signed on to play the villain Whip Lash while Don Cheadle will take over as Terrence Howard’s replacement as Tony Stark’s sidekick and friend Col. James Rhodes.
I was impressed with the original cast and it is great for the genre to see serious actors like this taking on these roles and giving the characters within them the just due they deserve. Don Cheadle is by far and away one of my favorite actors and as much as I will miss Howard as he is a solid performer, I feel the role is in good hands with Cheadle. Getting Rourke on board after his acting performance in the Wrestler is also a major win for the series.
This is shaping up to be quite a film now all we need is for summer of 2010 to get here!
Best Cast EVER!