As much as it pains us to say it, there is going to come a time in the future, when actor Robert Downey Jr. decides to step down from his role as Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, opening the door for a new star to step in and take over the character. Robert has touched on this many times in the past and there have been plenty of suggestions as to who should replace Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and here we have decided to take a look at a few of them.
First up we have the Mad Men actor Jon Hamm, who many fans feel could be the perfect replace for Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man. It was even suggested that Jon Hamm would be playing Iron Man in the future by Marvel themselves, although that turned out to be an April Fools gag. Unfortunately, Jon Hamm himself recently spoke about the possibility of playing a superhero on the big screen, admitting that it was unlikely to happen.
Another name that has been mentioned on a number of occasions, is the Supernatural stars Jensen Ackles, who many feel would be ideal as being a younger replacement for Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man in the future. Jensen has shown over the many seasons of Supernatural, that he has what it takes to bring both the womanizing charm with a fun edge, as well as being deep, dark and not afraid to stare death in the face.
Finally, we have a rather interesting name that has been mentioned in the past, with artist Josh McMahon even giving us some picture manipulation of the star in the role. That is none other than Sandra Bullock, with people suggesting she could play Natasha Stark in from the alternate universe, which saw Tony Stark actually born a woman. Unfortunately, the origin story of Iron Woman is basically the same as Iron Man and would be a bit boring, don't you think?
There are plenty more stars capable of taking over from Robert Downey Jr., when he finally decides to call it a day as Iron Man, so feel free to let us know who you think would be perfect for the role.