Iron Man: In a recent interview with Empire Online, actor Tom Cruise spoke briefly about the role of 'Iron Mask', a comic adaptation which Hollywood has been putting in the laps of various high profile stars...

When the project was first mooted, long term comic fan Nicholas Cage and Tom Cruise both expressed interest - the kind of star wattage more normally associated with literary adaptations than men in tights.

Much has changed since, including the screenwriters, the script and the principal villain, but it seems that Cruise remains keen. In this month's Empire, he reveals that he is still working on a deal to don the Iron Man's armour.

"He's a fascinating character, but we've got to figure out how it's going to work. And everyone is doing a Marvel character these days. How do we make that new, create something fresh where it doesn't feel like,