In what seems to be a bit of audacious casting, Robert Downey Jr. has been cast as industrialist inventor Tony Stark in the upcoming Iron Man movie. Casting an ex-everything-addict as the alcoholic Iron Man is either extremely brilliant or extremely risky. I just hope they put cold tea in the decanters and not real whisky. Downey is a great actor, though. That's if they mention the alcoholism at all in the flick. I've got high hopes for this film: It's the first one Marvel have funded themselves, and it's directed by Jon Favreau, who has previous-he played Foggy Nelson in Daredevil. I've been let down before, though.
Totally unrelated: In the comments for my last post, there was atiny debate concerning Sir Roger Moore's talents and suitability in the role of James Bond 007. I will conclusively prove that Connery was best. Watch his "gunbarrel" sequence from Diamonds Are Forever:
Now watch Moore from Moonraker: