"I Really Want To Play Iron Man," Says Jackie Chan

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LavaLampBamboo:
Iron Man, no, but Iron Fist maybe? Or Shen Kuei? I dunno, Either way, yes he'd be great in a Marvel film

IDK man, I think it could work out if they make a sort of asian version of it
like say, Batman of Shanghai

Of course, the obvious, most important question is, "Would you want to see Jackie Chan as Iron Man?"

I've come attached to the idea of reasonable acting skills for my superhero movies and what Jackie calls acting, I call monkies tricks. Stay the hell away mate.

I'd love to see Jackie Chan do a fight scene in the Iron Man suit. If IR3 proved anything, it's that we can still get interesting fight scenes out of the "super duper flying armor" shtick.

Jackie, I love you, but you will never be able to beat Robert Downey Jr or even come close to it. Also I heard Tony Stark was white.

Though him wearing some sort of power armor and doing fighting in it would be awesome.

Krantos:
Iron Man? No. Another Marvel Superhero? Definitely.

I'm sure there are plenty of roles he'd be great for in the series, but I don't really think he's got Mojo to be Stark. The reason everyone accepted Ruffalo so readily is because he played Banner better than Norton did. Chan's not going to out-Tony Downey Jr.

That said, I really would love to see him as a part of the franchise. I just don't know enough about the Marvel Roster to guess where he could fit in well.

He would make a good Shang-Chi or Iron Fist. They are both asian and do martial arts, roles that he is well suited for. As for him using stunt doubles and green screen, I have no issues with that. I've always thought he took a few too many risks anyhow. Heck in his early years, half of his movies he ran around with fake shoes hiding broken feet, ankles, and legs.

barbzilla:

Krantos:
Iron Man? No. Another Marvel Superhero? Definitely.

I'm sure there are plenty of roles he'd be great for in the series, but I don't really think he's got Mojo to be Stark. The reason everyone accepted Ruffalo so readily is because he played Banner better than Norton did. Chan's not going to out-Tony Downey Jr.

That said, I really would love to see him as a part of the franchise. I just don't know enough about the Marvel Roster to guess where he could fit in well.

He would make a good Shang-Chi or Iron Fist. They are both asian and do martial arts, roles that he is well suited for. As for him using stunt doubles and green screen, I have no issues with that. I've always thought he took a few too many risks anyhow. Heck in his early years, half of his movies he ran around with fake shoes hiding broken feet, ankles, and legs.

Definitely Iron Fist or some of the other characters listed definitely. The action would be slowed down a little I bet, specially if he ends up appearing next to everyone else, and there is definitely going to be a lot more use of CG greenscreen and probably wire work too, so it won't be too bad on him.

And yeah, I remember watching Drunken Master 2 and the end credits showing his stunts... yeouch...

Don't see it. Still, you could do a lot worse than Chan. At least with him it would likely just be a case of miscasting rather than lack of enthusiasm or talent.

I want to see a Marvel movie that's like Norbitt where Jackie Chan plays every character. It's a good idea.

Jackie as Iron man wouldn't really work.

But him in any other marvel movie that would work.

Come on comic book geeks, there's got to be, at least, ONE superhero / villain that jackie can play. Find it. More importantly, film it.

Only one catch to it all, if he ends up playing a villain, there goes to happy ever after ending, for the hero's that is.

Just because of this topic, i looked this up.

That's some painful stuff

Why not? They made Nick Fury black. They made the Mandarin American. They made Heimdall black. They made the Kingpin black in Daredevil. None of those were particularly necessary, but they worked anyway/ Would it be so different to make Iron Man Chinese? Are we going to say all racial swaps in Marvel are fine, as long as you're not a brown-haired, white male lead?

Sure.
I haven't really liked RDJ in any role I've seen him in so hell yeah let's bring in the Chan.

Soooo, Wong Feihung (name butchering, ahoy!) in power armor?

Fuck. I'm scared. I'm genuinely terrified for my life, right now.

Drunken boxing + Tony Stark's palm repulsor beams = HOLY SHIT, THE MURDERS. THE FUCKING MURDERS.

He'd punch your face in and reduce it to ashes and bloody char-broiled giblets in one go.

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:
Why not? They made Nick Fury black. They made the Mandarin American. They made Heimdall black. They made the Kingpin black in Daredevil. None of those were particularly necessary, but they worked anyway/ Would it be so different to make Iron Man Chinese? Are we going to say all racial swaps in Marvel are fine, as long as you're not a brown-haired, white male lead?

I think this is more about his acting style than anything else. Also, it's one thing to change a characters race in the transition from comic to film, but a different story when you're having a role transfer from one actor to another within a single continuity. That said, we should at least give him a short film or something. That'd be sweet.

anything for a new jacky flick, we've gone too long without!

Terminate421:
Jackie, I love you, but you will never be able to beat Robert Downey Jr or even come close to it. Also I heard Tony Stark was white.

Though him wearing some sort of power armor and doing fighting in it would be awesome.

I heard The Mandarin was Chinese, Nick Fury was white and Heimdall was a Norse god. Yet going by the movies, the Mandarin is America, Nick Fury is black, and Heimdall is too.

If they can change character ethnicities there, is there really any reason they couldn't do the same for Tony Stark? It's OK to make a Chinese character American, but not the other way around?

Not Iron Man... Iron FIST!!! That would be awesome... Team up with Power Man aka Luke Cage. That would be awesome... now who would be Luke Cage?

Why not let Jackie Chan become the IRON CHAN! A marvel parady film.

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:

Terminate421:
Jackie, I love you, but you will never be able to beat Robert Downey Jr or even come close to it. Also I heard Tony Stark was white.

Though him wearing some sort of power armor and doing fighting in it would be awesome.

I heard The Mandarin was Chinese, Nick Fury was white and Heimdall was a Norse god. Yet going by the movies, the Mandarin is America, Nick Fury is black, and Heimdall is too.

If they can change character ethnicities there, is there really any reason they couldn't do the same for Tony Stark? It's OK to make a Chinese character American, but not the other way around?

It has alot to do with consistency in the cinematic universe.

Changing a character's nationality between movies, no matter how good a replacement for the actor, would harm the image of the character.

If anyone has actually seen Chinese Zodiac they will know that movie was so miserably awful and so crammed full of effects, camera skips and stunt doubles...Jackie is no longer an action hero and the only person in denial of that is Jackie himself. The man must be blind to how much slower he's become over the years, you simply can't stay as agile as you were 20-30 years ago dammit.

Being an action hero was really Jackie's only identity, the man can only act good enough to get the job done. The only movies that came remotely close to showing his deeper/emotional side were Karate Kid and Shinjuku Incident (which received mixed reviews). And this is coming from one of the most obsessive Jackie Chan fans of all time, I've seen every single movie he possibly featured in and loved his charisma and action scenes. But action + stunts was the only string to Jackie's bow and he can no longer do the "action", so what does that leave him with? Acting really hasn't been one of his strong points.

In Shanghai Knights and New Police Story he still had a bit of zip in his moves but those were basically the last good action movies where he was enjoyable to watch. Every movie since then has either involved him staying away from action (e.g. Karate Kid) or being just plain awful (Medallion, Tuxedo, Spy Next Door, Forbidden Kingdom, etc).

As for Jackie Chan as Iron Man - HAHAHAHA, NOT A FUCKING CHANCE. He'll have better luck trying out for Green Lantern.

Yeah... no. Sorry Jackie... but eh.. RDJ has nailed it as Tony Stark. I don't think you'd have a prayer of coming close to that performance.

Other characters? Fuck it.. if works, whatever. I don't know enough about any other superheroes to say yay or nay, but I'd prefer new faces to actors already in the buis... especially ones that have been in it as long as Chan has.

Iron chan, make it happen marvel.

With the growing movie industry in China I think having Chan fight along side the Avengers would actually be good for US/China relations. The US population might not see it this way, but the Chinese might perceive it as a symbol of cohesion between our people.

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:

Terminate421:
Jackie, I love you, but you will never be able to beat Robert Downey Jr or even come close to it. Also I heard Tony Stark was white.

Though him wearing some sort of power armor and doing fighting in it would be awesome.

I heard The Mandarin was Chinese, Nick Fury was white and Heimdall was a Norse god. Yet going by the movies, the Mandarin is America, Nick Fury is black, and Heimdall is too.

If they can change character ethnicities there, is there really any reason they couldn't do the same for Tony Stark? It's OK to make a Chinese character American, but not the other way around?

What if Nintendo said it wasn't?

And the Mandarin in the movie is actually British.

Manthraxx:
Jackie! YOU'LL GET NOTHING AND LIKE IT!

I love you.

Jackie Chan is talented at Kung Fu but he is a hopeless actor. He can only play one role. Whether this is by ability or choice I am not sure. But I suspect it is the later. He is very conscious of making a 'good guy' image to CHINESE audiences. And has said on multiple occasions 'fuck the west/America'. He doesn't respect the source material at all and just thinks it is a good gig to make him relevant again.

As long as it's a separate entity from the current marvel movies. This would be awesome to watch, but I'm still expecting more Robert Downey Jr. Ironman.

Let him be Iron Man! Downey Jr sucks(I haven't seen Iron Man) Chan would be the dogs bollocks, I'd watch it.

Iron Man with Jackie Chan? I'd actually love to see that, just because Jackie has a really fun personality and I have never been disappointed in his performances. Now some of the movies he played in? Well, that is another story. =p

I will say that I wouldn't mind seeing Jackie Chan in a Marvel movie, just don't know who he could play. I like Robert's Tony Stark too much to want to switch him out for someone else.

I like RDJ as Tony Stark too much and it would be too weird to switch out a main actor mid-franchise so Iron Man no. But now I really want to see Jackie Chan in a Marvel movie and I've made myself sad because it probably won't happen.

barbzilla:

Krantos:
Iron Man? No. Another Marvel Superhero? Definitely.

I'm sure there are plenty of roles he'd be great for in the series, but I don't really think he's got Mojo to be Stark. The reason everyone accepted Ruffalo so readily is because he played Banner better than Norton did. Chan's not going to out-Tony Downey Jr.

That said, I really would love to see him as a part of the franchise. I just don't know enough about the Marvel Roster to guess where he could fit in well.

He would make a good Shang-Chi or Iron Fist. They are both asian and do martial arts, roles that he is well suited for. As for him using stunt doubles and green screen, I have no issues with that. I've always thought he took a few too many risks anyhow. Heck in his early years, half of his movies he ran around with fake shoes hiding broken feet, ankles, and legs.

Iron Fist is actually white isn't he (even though his main gimmick is martial arts)? Danny Rand doesn't sound the least bit Asian, and I totally looked up the back story just now and he's not half-Asian either. Shang-Chi on the other hand....

Gatx:

barbzilla:

Krantos:
Iron Man? No. Another Marvel Superhero? Definitely.

I'm sure there are plenty of roles he'd be great for in the series, but I don't really think he's got Mojo to be Stark. The reason everyone accepted Ruffalo so readily is because he played Banner better than Norton did. Chan's not going to out-Tony Downey Jr.

That said, I really would love to see him as a part of the franchise. I just don't know enough about the Marvel Roster to guess where he could fit in well.

He would make a good Shang-Chi or Iron Fist. They are both asian and do martial arts, roles that he is well suited for. As for him using stunt doubles and green screen, I have no issues with that. I've always thought he took a few too many risks anyhow. Heck in his early years, half of his movies he ran around with fake shoes hiding broken feet, ankles, and legs.

Iron Fist is actually white isn't he (even though his main gimmick is martial arts)? Danny Rand doesn't sound the least bit Asian, and I totally looked up the back story just now and he's not half-Asian either. Shang-Chi on the other hand....

Sorry about that, I've only seen him with his mask on, and he is referred to as Danny Rand-K'ai. For whatever reason I just assumed, of course we all know what happens when you do that ;p

Jackie Chan's talents would be perfect for playing Shang-Chi, who as it turns out is affiliated with the Avengers. He could then spend the whole movie gazing longingly into the baby brown eyes of RDJ in the Iron Man suit.


Granted, Marvel treats this guy like he's their version of Bruce Lee, but Jackie Chan was in a Bruce Lee movie...getting punched in the face...that counts.

The most important part about Ironman is Tony Stark.
I love you Jackie, but no. Still though... Jackie in a super hero movie? Hell yeah!

Who wouldn't want to play as Iron-man. Everyone needs to get off Jackie's back, he'd like to play Iron-man nothing wrong with that. Does that mean he should play Iron-man? nah but who knows maybe something will come of it now that he's voiced his desire to be in that sort of movie.

Heck yes! Jackie Chan as Radioactive Man! He is a Thor villain so they could still fit him in Thor 2. He also fought the Avengers several times and he fits the global terrorism thing they have been going at for quite a while.

I don't know why but I'd rather see him as a villain than something like Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu. A bit to stereotypical in my eyes.

Though most likely he will be Wong, Dr. Strange's sidekick butler :D

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