Sam Rockwell Confirms Iron Man 2 Casting Details
When the news first hit last week that Sam Rockwell and Mickey Rourke had been cast in Iron Man 2, Marvel started contacting various news outlets (including us) telling us that it hadn't been announced by them and thus wasn't confirmed. In addition, the conflicting reports from both trade magazines made the whole situation quite confusing and no one was sure whether or not the two had actually been cast or whether it was just an early announcement. However, MTV has confirmed today that at the very least Sam Rockwell will actually be joining the film as a villain, although he isn't too sure about Mickey Rourke.
"They were like, we don't have a script but this is the deal and this is the character," Rockwell told MTV. His character is that of Justin Hammer, a multibillionaire businessman and a rival of industrialist of Tony Stark. Rockwell did also confirm that "he's a money dude" and that "he takes over all the weapons stuff after Tony's left." Does that mean he takes of Stark Industries? Not sure, but either way, I'm very excited to see that Rockwell is actually in the movie - he's an incredibly underrated actor and I always love his work. As for his potential co-star, Mickey Rourke, Rockwell leaves us nervous - "Is Mickey cast yet? I hope so."