HOLLYWOOD – A studio insider has revealed that Robert Downey Jnr is in final negotiations to play one of the lead roles in the new series of Twin Peaks.
“He’s the first name on David Lynch’s list,” said the anonymous insider:
It’s a part ideally suited to Robert’s talent and experience. They’re currently working through some contract details but I’m pretty we’ll have an announcement before the end of the month.
Although the script remains a closely guarded secret, our source revealed that Downey Jnr will play the role of billionaire playboy Tony Stark AKA Iron Man:
In the original script Lynch wanted him to play a completely different character but he quickly realised that Downey Jnr can only do Tony Stark these days so he incorporated that into the story. Because of the change Agent Cooper now works for SHIELD, the log lady is in possession of one of the infinity gems and Killer Bob is a half man/half Komodo dragon super villain.
Asked what else we can expect from the new series, our man dropped a bombshell:
I know I shouldn’t say this but Samuel L. Jackson will definitely be making an appearance as Nick Fury and possibly a guy who you wouldn’t like when he’s angry.
As for Stark’s wife Pepper Potts played by Gwyneth Paltrow:
Oh, David kills her off in the very first episode. I’m not telling you how she dies but it’s dark, it’s gruesome and vomit came out of my nose when I read it.
The new series of Twin Peaks is due in 2016