Mark Wahlberg Wants to Replace Robert Downey Jr. as ‘Iron Man’!

The actor discusses his distaste for CGI-driven movies and reveals that he was once up for the role of Robin in ‘Batman Forever’.
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Mark Wahlberg Wants to Replace Robert Downey Jr. as ‘Iron Man’!

Mark Wahlberg wants to take over the Iron Man franchise

While doing press for the international release of his action-thriller 2 Guns, Mark Wahlberg revealed he is interested in taking over the Iron Man franchise from Robert Downey Jr., and revealed that he was previously in talks for another superhero role.

"I would like to take over the Iron Man franchise for Robert Downey Jr., [but] it's one of those things where I kind of like playing real people, [so] I've never been asked. Once I was kind of being talked about for the Robin role in Batman Forever -- somebody dodged a bullet!"

Back in April, Robert Downey Jr. expressed his interest in retiring from the Iron Man role, and it was later confirmed that Iron Man 3 is the actor's last stand-alone Iron Man movie, although the actor will be back as Tony Stark in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Despite his desire to play Tony Stark, and his starring role in Transformers 4, Mark Wahlberg revealed he isn't exactly fond of CGI-driven movies.

"You know, there's so many effects-driven movies. What people have a tendency to forget, because you look at a lot of the trailers and the summer movies that came out... they all look very similar. Certainly all the end of the world movies. It's like you can only do so much with effects. I don't think any person sitting at home watching a television spot, a 15-second spot or a 30 second spot, is gonna say 'Oh I'm gonna go see a movie because I haven't seen that!' You've seen it all before. People haven't been wowed by effects since Jurassic Park or The Perfect Storm with the wave, you know? It's like now everybody does everything. It's all kind of the same sh*t. They're recycling a lot of the stuff."

Marvel hasn't announced any plans for an Iron Man franchise without Robert Downey Jr. yet.

Iron Man 3 was released May 3rd, 2013.

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  • Yap-Cheng-Fung • 2 years ago

    f*ck Mark Wahlberg

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    • Yap-Cheng-Fung • 2 years ago

      f*ck you

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      • the-crow2k • 2 years ago

        Not fond of him acting Tony Stark , but the man's got a point about movies being sh*t today.

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        • lilzook • 2 years ago

          @renodc so true...mark walkberg is horrible in my opinion he needs to learn to get rid of that boston accent before he even considers taking over iron man

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          • renodc • 2 years ago

            RDJ has such a unique personality that I'm not sure he can be replaced.

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            • moviemouse • 2 years ago

              RDJ is contracted for avengers 2 & 3 and that is where it shud all end so no one else shud play tony stark, no iron man 4 and no avengers 4

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              • CoreyB • 2 years ago

                @skywise Hahah my thoughts exactly!

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                • CoreyB • 2 years ago

                  I like Wahlberg in movies but in person he seems like a clown. Thinks hes a fu*kin know it all tough guy...alright we get it Mark ur from Dorchester u got arrested wooooo...Hes been saying some dumb sh*t lately. Dont like cgi movies eh? You just starred along side a fu*kin cgi'd bear in one of your biggest movies ever! Oh and not to mention you're in the next fu*kin transformers movie. Dont ever put the Perfect Storm in the same fu*kin sentence as Jurassic Park too buddy. Say hi to ya mutha for me.

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                  • thedude-abides • 2 years ago

                    I've said it a thousand times, Joel Kinneman would be my pick. I think he would make a great Tony Stark.

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                    • shuabert • 2 years ago

                      Speaking of Robin in Batman Forever, I know they don't really look alike, but for some reason I always picture Chris O'Donnell as Kirk Cameron.

                      My apologies to Chris O'Donnell. Maybe he should have gone on to have more exposure. Then again, maybe after Batman and Robin, he didn't have that luxury.

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                      • OhhmeohhMy • 2 years ago

                        Well still its a point that I'm making.

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                        • wickedbuffyfan • 2 years ago

                          @OhhmeohhMy its shoes, mark wants to be in his shoes. Pants or underware is just icky.

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                          • supermanvenom • 2 years ago

                            Come on this has to be a joke. I mean i do like him in movies, but Ironman lol

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                            • 2movieguys • 2 years ago

                              ROFL!! Sorry I had to laugh at this one!!

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                              • ghostman • 2 years ago

                                @bawnian-dexeus Very. I read your comment in the voice of Wolverine because of your avatar.

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                                • OhhmeohhMy • 2 years ago

                                  I don't know why actors want to jump in the pants of other actors. That who played this characters so well that we don't see other people playing them. Its like well you don't put on underware that don't belong to you LOLOLOLOL. You just don't. Haha

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                                  • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                                    @ghostman Hard to tell how I "sound" based off letters on a message board

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                                    • ghostman • 2 years ago

                                      @bawnian-dexeus You don't sound too enthused there bub.

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                                      • ghostman • 2 years ago

                                        @bawnian-dexeus You don't sound too enthused there bub.

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