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Robert Downey Jr. Was Almost a Very Different Marvel Character

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | May 29, 2023 |

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | May 29, 2023 |


As the legend goes, Jon Favreau took a huge gamble backing Robert Downey Jr. to play Iron Man. Despite it becoming a casting decision for the ages, Favreau had to fight tooth and nail with the studio, who was understandably hesitant given the fact that Downey was basically uninsurable thanks to his troubled past. However, in a new twist, it turns out the future Tony Stark had actually met with Marvel years before for an entirely different role. (IndieWire)

Leo and Tobey are still partying with models on yachts. (Lainey Gossip)

Justin Theroux prefers non-public relationships now. (Celebitchy)

From Claude: A really great piece about Tina Turner and what the public and media demand from celebrities and abuse survivors. (Defector)

The most Quentin Tarantino story you’ll ever read. (Page Six)

From Roxana: Not-rich life in New York City: increasingly bleak and untenable. (Curbed)

The Witcher is already getting a fifth season even though nobody has seen Liam Hemsworth taking over for Henry Cavill yet. (The Verge)

From Petr: Fierce beast attacking Florida residents revealed as domestic cat with attitude. (The Guardian)

Mark Hamill is fine with Star Wars recasting Luke Skywalker, which at this point, they really should. If you’re not going to move past the Skywalker Saga, pull the Band-Aid off and cast Sebastian Stan or somebody that’s not an unholy AI creation that spits in the face of God and nature. (Gizmodo)

From Andrew: Matilda: The Musical but with “Dragula,” anyone? (Twitter)

Dude, Pedro, don’t let random strangers on the street put their freaking fingers in your eyes. C’mon, man. (CNN)

In three weeks (June 23&24), Cannonball Read is hosting their Hot Fun in the Summertime book club. The four selections are: Georgie, All Along by Kate Clayborn; Never Been Kissed by Timothy Janovsky; Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert; and Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala. The discussion is open to all. Have you read any of the books? (Cannonball Read 15)

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