The casting of Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man is just about pitch-perfect, a lot in order that even filmmaker Christopher Nolan just lately acknowledged it as “one of many best casting selections within the historical past of flicks.”
The movie went on to main success, kickstarting the Marvel Cinematic Universe and delivering two direct sequels of its personal. The choice to solid Downey Jr. was seen as a danger on the time, so different individuals auditioned for the position.
A type of was Timothy Olyphant who was coming off the success of HBO’s “Deadwood” and would quickly pop up because the villain of “Stay Free or Die Arduous”. Round that interval was when “Iron Man” was casting.
In a latest episode of The Playlist’s Bingeworthy podcast, Olyphant spoke about that audition for the Tony Stark position and stated he has no onerous emotions about what occurred and is definitely fairly glad he started working with director Jon Favreau years afterward “The Mandalorian”:
“I feel a part of that attraction was these conversations that I had with [Jon] Favreau – I simply have an incredible quantity of respect for him and I similar to the man. He’s only a good dude. So, in the event you’re going to go down that highway, you’re not going to seek out anybody higher to go down it with, so I’ve fond reminiscences of that have, ?
I attempt to see issues merely for what they’re and never what they could possibly be and any conversations I had with Jon about that job and about that course of, I keep in mind it very fondly. It was an pleasing course of…And, effectively, he’s the one who employed me for [‘The Mandalorian’], so he doesn’t owe me something.”
Olyphant appeared in each “The Mandalorian” and “The E book of Boba Fett” as Cobb Vanth, a lawman in Freetown on Tatooine. We final noticed him being healed in a bacta tank, suggesting his character will return.
When will not be clear, however the actor was requested if he’ll present up for Dave Filoni’s reported crossover model movie of all his live-action “Star Wars” collection. He evaded, however added he’d be very glad to take the gig if provided:
“If I had [talks with Filoni], I wouldn’t inform you. Actually, I can inform you that I’ve been very, very fortunate with these guys. I’ve solely finished two episodes and to have solely finished these two episodes and really feel such as you’re a part of a world they usually created such a memorable character.
I imply, , I’m getting away with one thing right here. I did two episodes and I’ve acquired like 4 toys on the market. It’s ridiculous, and I do know it as a result of unexpectedly there’s individuals on the airport with toys. That’s new. However, it was a ball engaged on these issues and people guys know in the event that they name me I’d present up. I don’t care if it’s an enormous big factor or simply to point out up for a day. It’s a enjoyable gig.”
Olyphant can presently be seen in FX’s “Justified: Metropolis Primeval” which sees the return of one other iconic character of his, Raylan Givens.