As you may have observed, the first full-length trailer for Doctor Strange: The Multiverse of Madness dropped last night, and it has immediately plunged social media into a continuous state of rampant speculating. And now, that speculation, is centering around Tom Cruise making his MCU debut as Iron Man!
We haven’t seen this many ideas sprout up so fast since… well, since the last multiverse Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster was just about to debut, but Benedict Cumberbatch’s return as the Master of the Mystic Arts appears to have a scope and scale that Spider-Man: No Way Home is a tiny drama by comparison.
The sonorous tones of Patrick Stewart raised the hype levels tenfold, but given some of the other footage on display, fans are becoming increasingly convinced that Tom Cruise is set to make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as a Tony Stark variant.
So the Tom Cruise variant IS Superior Iron Man!?? pic.twitter.com/Ndd7MKmlse
— Hernandy (Moon Knight Era) 🇬🇹 (@Pollos_Hernandy) February 13, 2022
I reckon this is Tom Cruise as a ‘Superior Iron Man’ variant and member of Professor X’s Illuminati that Doctor Strange is being taken to for trial. Notice those are iron man/ultron-esque robots 🤔#DoctorStrange #MultiverseOfMadness #DoctorStrange2 pic.twitter.com/ySa1RHnnYN
— Dainéil Ó Corra (@ua_Corra) February 14, 2022
tom cruise is yes or yes playing iron man in this movie ’cause who else could’ve built those ultron bots pic.twitter.com/DHH7kMK2PQ
— l_slie, the (@lesbobomb) February 13, 2022
10000000% Tom Cruise is playing Tony Stark, who else’s woulda built those Ultron bots pic.twitter.com/QFBbCk1oji
— Carter 🦍 (@H11mGuy) February 14, 2022
Tom Cruise is going to be an alternate universe Tony Stark on the Illuminati and he’s specifically going to be Superior Iron Man. pic.twitter.com/swtvz166Pt
— 🌟The Great Bean-man🌟 (@beanzaru) February 13, 2022
So wait, the leaks talked about both Patrick Stewart’s Professor X and Tom Cruise as Superior Iron Man being members of the Illuminati but
Who ELSE is in there? Ioan Gruffnudd’s Mr. Fantastic? A variant T’Challa? pic.twitter.com/ipiFdnYuIx
— 🌟The Great Bean-man🌟 (@beanzaru) February 14, 2022
As an alternative Iron Man has been a recurring topic in the rumor mill, but all of the “leaked” pictures that have circulated on the internet have been hilariously Photoshopped. That doesn’t imply it won’t happen; and if there’s one star with enough wattage to play an iconic role previously performed by Robert Downey Jr. without a lesser performance and presence, it’s Tom Cruise.
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