As the Marvel Cinematic Universe expands and the movies continue to bring in millions of dollars, the expense of keeping the same cast rises too. Robert Downey Jr is already the highest-paid actor in the world, and his price goes up every time he puts on the Iron Man suit. Re-casting the roles of your favorite Marvel heroes is inevitable, and coming sooner than you might think. Hey, we’re already on our third Spider-man this decade, so it can and will happen. And if we’re looking for new actors to play those iconic characters, why not look to the men and women who already play larger-than-life characters on a regular basis? We’ve had some thoughts on which WWE Superstars and Divas might play some of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, should Marvel ever come calling.
10. Dean Ambrose as Iron Man
We know, he looks nothing like Robert Downey Jr, who has become the iconic Iron Man look, so much so that even his comic iterations look like him. But Tony Stark doesn’t have to look like Downey, after all, he spends most of his time inside a metal suit anyway. He can, however, look like a completely driven individual with a serious alcohol problem and issues with social interaction, which was Stark’s original incarnation before the movies came around. Dean Ambrose is making a living out of being slightly unhinged, unable to interact normally with most people, and powered by a deep desire to never stop moving. Also, we’d almost certianly believe it if someone told us that Ambrose had been out drinking right up until about five minutes before he came out from behind the curtain. He’s just got that look that screams “perpetually hungover”, doesn’t he?