First Look: Mickey Rourke in Sly Stallone's The Expendables

July 28, 2009
Source: Empire

Mickey Rourke in Sly Stallone's The Expendables

Its been a while since we last saw anything from The Expendables, which I believe is already finished shooting (and if it isn't yet, it will be finished soon). However, Empire has the newest shot, featuring a burly Mickey Rourke tattooing the back of Sylvester Stallone. Rourke has been showing up in movies left and right since winning everyone over again in The Wrestler. I don't know if he just has a brief cameo in the movie (and this is it that we're seeing) or whether he'll show up later on, tattooing more of the Expendables team. Either way, this is pretty damn cool to see, so check out the photo below and more info as well. Dig it!

Mickey Rourke in The Expendables

Empire explains that Rourke is the "arms dealer and part-time tattooist" named Tool who is inking Barney Ross, the character Stallone plays, with the skull and raven tattoo seen on the poster. So he's an arm dealer, that must mean we might see more of him when he arms up everyone at other times in the movie (or so I hope that happens). We're also hoping we get to see a trailer for this sometime soon, but we haven't heard anything about when that'll show up online. And as always, you can check out other photos and video from earlier. Of course, stay tuned for more on The Expendables as it arrives! Is everyone still excited for this?

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Reader Feedback - 38 Comments


Man these guys are old now. LOL

Sancho on Jul 28, 2009



DoomCanoe on Jul 28, 2009


Looks exactly like Vanko...

teyhtr on Jul 28, 2009


Rourke copied Downey in dying his skin black!!!

Tra la la la la di da on Jul 28, 2009


this image is old seen this awhile ago if you go to the below link you will see loads of behind the scene

mega on Jul 28, 2009



Dan W on Jul 28, 2009


He's only 10 days late. Man, I like that site! Much better with photos and not filler crap of every stupid movie out there.

Tra la la la la di da on Jul 28, 2009


Dear Sirs, Please fix your website. You have posted a picture claiming to be Mickey Rourke which is clearly Whoopi Goldberg. Thank you.

Zak on Jul 28, 2009


wut the F**k does Mickey Rourke have sticking out of Arm?! haha n i dont care wut all u haters say this movies gonna rock!

Shelby on Jul 28, 2009


Is that Mickey Goldberg?

Merc on Jul 28, 2009


If there's one thing I love, it's shirtless old men.

Keith on Jul 28, 2009


You guys will be lucky to be half the man Stallone is at 60, physique-wise. Cash wise, thats a given, ha!

Harold on Jul 28, 2009


kind of looks like brokeback mountain meets a biker film. truly romantic

zach s on Jul 28, 2009


Sterooooooooiiiiiiiiddds and plastic surgery ruuuuuuuuulllle! This'll be funny, surely it's sponsored by Parabolan.

Crapola on Jul 28, 2009


Stallone's face looks so bad. >.< My bf told me a long while back about the casting in this movie, I called him a liar till I saw the list myself. With that alone, I have to go see it, even if it ends up looking horrible.

Sabes on Jul 28, 2009


Seriously, there are so many action stars in this movie, I'll just HAVE to see it. I agree, tho, Stallone's face looks terrible. Well, Rourke's is not much better. >.<

SuicidalOptimist on Jul 28, 2009


Ummm... Its called 'aging' people. As you get older, you change. Health class, anyone? Shit. I doubt any of you lazy m.fers will look half a decent when you hit this age. It would require more than sitting on your ass, critisizing others. Look into it.

nate on Jul 28, 2009


@ Harold: You know, anyone can look like Stallone at 60. You just need the human growth hormones he takes =)

SloppyCronkite on Jul 28, 2009


#19 Get off your high horse. "'s called aging people!" No shit. Why are so greatly taking offense to this? For your information, I wasn't saying they look terrible due to their age. It was more directed at the face-lifts-gone-wrong both actors have to deal with. Rourke more than Stallone, tho. Calm down, old man.

SuicidalOptimist on Jul 28, 2009


You tell him #21!!

Sabes on Jul 28, 2009


#21 and #22 are the same person. I just IP checked. Sad ass people having to use fake accounts to up themselves, hahaha it's depressing really. And #19 is right. 1/2 of you will be lucky to be anywhere near Stallone at 60.

danielvutran on Jul 29, 2009


Yo Age-rian, I did it!

Mega Jet Jaguar on Jul 29, 2009



Fisherr on Jul 29, 2009



Marqwest on Jul 29, 2009


Actually, the tatts just might cover up Slys veiny body.

Voice of Reason on Jul 29, 2009


Isn't that the same haircut Mickey has in Iron Man 2??

JCal on Jul 29, 2009


#23 Lol, you fail at IP checking. While it is true that I know poster #22 personally, we are in 2 completely different states. And let me tell you, #22 and I would be devasted if we were anywhere near Stallone at 60 looks-wise, seeing how we're both female. Sad ass people having nothing better to do than actually comparing IP's of total strangers, on a topic that has nothing to do with them personally. Hahaha, it's depressing really.

SuicidalOptimist on Jul 29, 2009


I don't know about the rest of you jokers, but I think this movie will rock!!!

phlewf on Jul 29, 2009


I'm sold. I'm going to see this when it opens.

TheSaint on Jul 29, 2009


YOU tell-em # 19! And btw, this picture came out like 10 days ago. ( old news)

filmfanII on Jul 29, 2009


I am with you #8! I dig that site as well.....and your posts don't get deleted if you disagree with the "host". ( and you can expose Rogen for the hack he is and everyone gets to see your post!)

Clover on Jul 29, 2009


probably sly decided to remove his wrinkle because of his shocking wife. you all are very funny, nice to read these comments. !jelous, probably,!very jelous! a men without wrinkle is like a body without heart. also because i'm 40. and only my daughter has no wrinkles.

marica somma on Jul 29, 2009


Mark my word; This will kick ass! Men all over the globe will want to see this movie. It's likely to be the most popular movie with men next year while Tim Burton's Wonderland will probably be only big with women.

Stig on Aug 12, 2009


sylvester stallones movies are great did u see the last rambo how many people did he kill making that movie im with him hes one of the best producers

sam on Aug 15, 2009


this moovie is gunna be great i can already tell me and my girlfriend would like this movie!!!!!!!

quez on Aug 21, 2009


Anyone else just a bit excited about this film? I can't wait to see THE EXPENDABLES featuring Sly Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Steve Austin, Randy Couture and more! In one film. Crazy. I can almost smell the testosterone!!! Roll on 2010 and... BRING ON THE EXPLOSIONS!!! If you search for a site full of Expendables videos & pictures can suggest you this one: EXPENDABLES. What a casting !!! Jason Statham and Stallone together WOW !!

Bookaroo on Oct 8, 2009


Sancho: They may be older but they have more grit, charisma and guts than any of the new actors these days......I love every one of them.....KUDOS to the older man!!!

D on Aug 23, 2010


First you jealousy loosers,it is not just HGH,it is pretty hard work out,and hard diet,and second,My father is 65 and has minimum wrinkle what about it???

bbbbb on Feb 22, 2011

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