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10 Controversial Comic Book Movie Castings — Besides Ben Affleck as Batman

Controversial Superhero Movie Castings
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When it comes to comic book movie castings, this sort of outrage is nothing new. Just about every announcement comes with some sort of protest, as comic book fans have their own preconceived notions of what the big screen version of their favorite hero or villain should look and sound like.

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Mark Wahlberg Wants to Take Over Iron Man for Robert Downey, Jr.

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Anyone who has been following superhero movies knows that Robert Downey, Jr. has signed on to return as Tony Stark in 'The Avengers 2' and 'The Avengers 3,' but his future as Iron Man beyond that is up in the air. It's unlikely that Downey (who will be 53 when the third 'Avengers' film hits) will occupy the role forever, and Marvel hasn't been shy about recasting the character should the need ever arise.

And that brings us to the weird news bit of the day: Mark Wahlberg wants to takeover the part.

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Robert Downey Jr. to Play Both Pinocchio and Geppetto For Ben Stiller?

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The last time we heard from the latest adaptation of 'Pinocchio,' Robert Downey Jr. was attached to star as Geppetto, Tim Burton was attached to direct and 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' writer Jane Goldman was rewriting Bryan Fuller's script. In the months since that development, it looks like another big decision has been made in the film's development. For one thing, Burton is out and Ben Stiller is in. Secondly, in addition to taking on the role of the Pinocchio's creator/father, Downey Jr. may also play the living puppet himself.

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‘Avengers 2′ and ‘Avengers 3′ Will Welcome Back Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man

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Our long, national nightmare is over: Robert Downey Jr. has struck a deal with Marvel to reprise the role of Iron Man in at least two more films, 'The Avengers 2' and 'The Avengers 3.' We're pretty sure Hulk's glad he doesn't have to smash anyone over this.

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Joss Whedon Won’t Do ‘Avengers 2′ Without Robert Downey Jr.

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Robert Downey Jr.'s contract with Marvel is up, which may make things a little difficult for Joss Whedon when it comes time to film 'The Avengers 2.' And Whedon says he just won't do it without his 'Iron Man.'

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Did You Notice The Fake Robert Downey, Jr. in ‘Iron Man 3′?

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If you remember last summer, Robert Downey, Jr. suffered an ankle injury while filming 'Iron Man 3' and the production hit some delays. Marvel didn't want to shut down and risk missing the May 3 release date, so they decided if they couldn't have Robert Downey, Jr. they were going to do the next best thing: make a fake Robert Downey, Jr. Did you spot Fake Tony Stark in the movie? We'll show you where and how below.

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Robert Downey Jr. Reunites with ‘Iron Man’ Director Jon Favreau for ‘Chef’

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As we wait to find out if Robert Downey Jr. will return for 'Iron Man 4,' it seems the actor will reunite with his 'Iron Man' and 'Iron Man 2' director Jon Favreau for the upcoming comedy 'Chef.'

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Marvel Says ‘Iron Man 4′ Will Happen With or Without Robert Downey, Jr.

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"Will Robert Downey, Jr. star in 'Iron Man 4?'" has been a very hot question over the past few weeks. Robert Downey, Jr. and his co-stars have been asked ad nauseum about the potential for another sequel and they've all had varying reactions. But here's a more realistic question: What if it doesn't matter if Robert Downey, Jr. will return for 'Iron Man 4? Marvel, it seems, is already planning for life without their biggest star.

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Will ‘Avengers 2′ and ‘Iron Man 4′ Lose Robert Downey, Jr. Because of Money?

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In one of the most public contract negotiations of the modern era, Robert Downey Jr. has let it be known that he finished his contractual obligations to Marvel and to playing Tony Stark and Iron Man. Which means his future involvement with both 'The Avengers' and 'Iron Man' will depend on how much Marvel is willing to pony up.

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Robert Downey Jr. to Cameo on Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ TV Series?

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Now that Marvel's 'Iron Man 3' appears to have made all the money, it seems even more assured that ABC will look to capitalize on its Marvel connection by greenlighting Joss Whedon's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' pilot to series in the coming weeks. Fans have been abuzz that Marvel movie characters would appear on the series since day one, but has Robert Downey Jr. officially confirmed his appearance? What other characters might the series feature going forward?

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