Is Faizon Love Iron Man's Next Villain?

By Josh Tyler 2009-10-06 23:58:38discussion comments
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I just got back from Couples Retreat and I find myself wishing I’d seen less of Faizon Love. His body that is, his performance is fine and actually I sort of wonder why this guy hasn’t been in bigger stuff. Part of the reason, or so it seems, is that he’s turning it down.

Moviehole had a chance to sit down and talk with the Couples Retreat star and he told them that Jon Favreau has been after him to appear in Iron Man. We’re not talking cameos either, it sounds like he wants him to play a significant part in the franchise, maybe as a villain.

Faizon says, “They already tried to put me in Iron Man but I couldn't. I think I would make it suck.” I disagree and so apparently do Iron Man director Jon Favreau and Couples Retreat director Peter Billingsly, who both encouraged him to hop on board the superhero movie. Love says that Favreau thinks he’d make a good villain and though he’s been resistant to the idea in the past now he says, “Maybe I should just get it out of my way and just do it?”

It’s probably too late to squeeze him into Iron Man 2, but there’s certain to be an Iron Man 3 at some point. If Favreau’s still involved, why not give Love a shot? He’s normally cast in comedic roles but sometimes comedic actors end up making the very best villains. CGI his head onto a robot and he can be Modok. Or give him a microphone and let him be the unexpectedly hilarious voice of Fin Fang Foom. Ok, that last one is probably a bad idea, but watch your ass Don Cheadle. Faizon Love may want your War Machine suit. Those suits are one size fits all, aren’t they?
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