So, Mickey Rourke Won't Be in Iron Man 2 After All?
Just a few days before Mickey Rourke's big day the Oscars, word has hit the streets that apparently he won't be in Iron Man 2 after all. The news about Rourke joining the project first hit in early January, but just a few days later, we started hearing that the trades had made that announcement very prematurely. Then, just a few weeks ago, we got confirmation that Rourke's character wasn't actually Crimson Dynamo, but potentially the villain Whiplash instead. Now apparently his involvement was been wiped enitrely off the table! Rourke himself told New York Magazine that, "right now, we're not doing Iron Man 2." Sad news!
We're not exactly sure what happened, but if we're reading the NY Mag story correctly, apparently Rourke's agent has been "battling Marvel for a bigger paycheck." And as we all know, Marvel doesn't play well with others, so when he started asking for more money, they must have got cold feet. To top it all off, Rourke has been handed more new projects than he can handle, and has officially attached himself to at least Stallone's The Expendables and Chopra's Broken Horses recently. That might make fitting in Iron Man 2 a bit tough in the end. Too bad, because I was really hoping to see him take on Robert Downey Jr. Tough break?