The Dude Teams Up With "Iron Man"

by | February 7, 2007 | Comments

What do Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, and Jeff Bridges all have in common? They’ve all been nominated for Oscars — and they’re all set to star in Jon Favreau‘s "Iron Man" adaptation.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mr. Bridges will be playing an old-school colleague / friend of Tony Stark, but that’s all the producers are dishing out so far.

And if right now you’re scratching your head wondering who Jeff Bridges is, shame on you. (You know him from "Tron," "Starman," "Jagged Edge," "The Fisher King, " "Fearless," "Seabiscuit," and (of course) "The Big Lebowski.")

Bridges as a gymnastics coach in "Stick It," (which features this great "Lebowski" nod)

Marvel boss Kevin Feige seems justifiably happy with the casting choice: "He’s excited about doing a movie like this, and we’re excited to have him in this particular role. There are many facets to this character which I can’t discuss, but looking at the spectrum of all of Jeff’s roles, this fits in nicely with the man who played ‘Starman,’ ‘Tucker,’ ‘Big Lebowski’ with a little bit ‘Tron’ thrown in … This rounds out our ensemble, and I think it’s one of the strongest casts ever assembled for one of our films."

No argument here.

Production on "Iron Man" is scheduled to begin next month. The flick is scheduled to hit screens a year from this May — so expect a lot more news. (I’m expecting them to cast Kevin Kline and Jennifer Connelly next.)

Tag Cloud

Winter TV MTV sequels TV DC streaming service Family renewed TV shows Showtime screenings harry potter adventure sag awards rt archives Year in Review TLC VICE Country twilight vampires aliens 71st Emmy Awards Musical 2018 travel dragons IFC Films LGBT comedies Holiday Hulu satire Certified Fresh Fall TV Binge Guide supernatural streaming Netflix First Look docudrama dark teaser scary movies dogs zombies Cannes richard e. Grant die hard social media TV renewals Comics on TV Amazon Prime Video Endgame CMT NYCC Oscars Mindy Kaling Film Festival Tumblr Lionsgate GLAAD OneApp ITV Television Critics Association Sneak Peek concert halloween comic disaster spain Comedy Central Turner Sundance TV Infographic christmas movies Disney+ Disney Plus Adult Swim Rom-Com Shondaland Teen 24 frames President Music critics Spring TV french worst movies Mary Poppins Returns Crunchyroll screen actors guild ABC Family green book deadpool Black History Month slashers Fantasy free movies New York Comic Con festivals thriller X-Men discovery DC Comics TCA 2017 justice league reboot dramedy Animation best Ovation BET Awards FOX directors El Rey romantic comedy Pixar fresh Fox Searchlight toronto IFC indiana jones Spectrum Originals Esquire foreign blockbuster comic books Masterpiece jamie lee curtis based on movie rotten movies we love series Awards Tour Hallmark 45 MSNBC Pride Month remakes Action 20th Century Fox Video Games American Society of Cinematographers football historical drama Captain marvel joker hollywood ID facebook parents PaleyFest Disney Trailer Chilling Adventures of Sabrina anthology asian-american batman YouTube Premium werewolf The Academy crossover 007 versus Peacock mutant boxing Amazon Prime Alien sitcom singing competition Netflix Christmas movies Valentine's Day cooking nbcuniversal rotten dc Turner Classic Movies Extras hist Rock news Premiere Dates name the review scorecard Marvel Studios TCA Awards Creative Arts Emmys Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt CNN First Reviews Epix YouTube Mary poppins theme song TV Land USA Network Comic Book TCM Food Network 72 Emmy Awards History Ellie Kemper RT History natural history Western Emmys true crime archives cancelled TV series cinemax franchise E! PlayStation Schedule Television Academy Box Office ESPN FX on Hulu BBC America south america DC Universe Mudbound Drama TNT The Witch kids FX Hallmark Christmas movies TCA CBS All Access Trophy Talk Hear Us Out Rocketman Polls and Games BBC Marvel Television RT21 TruTV films Nat Geo Watching Series Cosplay MCU hispanic latino italian Arrowverse cults doctor who Vudu breaking bad criterion E3 PBS The Walking Dead video police drama BET Film psychological thriller quibi Starz SundanceTV Stephen King canceled TV shows book golden globes 4/20 cartoon TCA Winter 2020 comics Pop Elton John composers movies Fox News game of thrones technology FXX GIFs Chernobyl DirecTV HBO Go Brie Larson robots video on demand Classic Film Ghostbusters mockumentary Heroines GoT Pop TV San Diego Comic-Con japanese USA Reality Competition HBO Max Lucasfilm Academy Awards child's play zombie Lifetime Christmas movies romance cops Bravo Emmy Nominations Set visit documentaries Acorn TV laika canceled australia unscripted TIFF Pet Sematary Winners Marvel APB television nature all-time A24 zero dark thirty 2017 halloween tv Musicals BBC One obituary stoner Warner Bros. talk show Columbia Pictures crime drama cancelled television Mystery Star Trek Tarantino transformers Superheroe Disney streaming service worst LGBTQ elevated horror biography Paramount Rocky CBS Super Bowl spy thriller witnail Summer Paramount Network Baby Yoda nfl Freeform revenge 21st Century Fox 2015 Star Wars binge sequel stop motion cancelled DGA toy story game show stand-up comedy politics Song of Ice and Fire The CW fast and furious serial killer Photos war festival Biopics Thanksgiving spinoff Kids & Family venice Amazon medical drama movie indie Funimation Women's History Month miniseries Nickelodeon TBS Trivia superhero Toys Amazon Studios Comedy strong female leads AMC 2019 Election Character Guide Apple TV+ Best and Worst Discovery Channel HBO sports NBC finale james bond emmy awards Avengers Travel Channel Apple classics Quiz boxoffice Mary Tyler Moore spider-man National Geographic Dark Horse Comics OWN cancelled TV shows Syfy Christmas Tubi 99% Red Carpet Horror crime political drama The Arrangement Holidays 2016 reviews Universal spanish Black Mirror Shudder period drama A&E black animated science fiction Superheroes Grammys Martial Arts Lifetime Cartoon Network Podcast space ghosts children's TV comiccon Calendar YA adaptation Sundance Disney Channel dceu Crackle See It Skip It Disney Plus CW Seed Nominations anime ratings cats Sci-Fi universal monsters mission: impossible Walt Disney Pictures The Purge Britbox Tomatazos Anna Paquin SDCC Interview Sundance Now spanish language Countdown award winner Apple TV Plus Writers Guild of America Marathons psycho Logo what to watch cars 2020 tv talk independent WarnerMedia Spike a nightmare on elm street WGN Pirates casting diversity chucky blaxploitation crime thriller Opinion Awards Reality Sony Pictures documentary VOD BAFTA ABC VH1 YouTube Red SXSW