Mickey Rourke Confirmed for 'Sin City 2' and Also Joins 'Motor City'
by Ethan Anderton
August 6, 2012
Yes, it sounds like Mickey Rourke is all about the city. As was discussed back in April, shortly after the official announcement of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, it sounds like the beefy star who played Marv in the original 2005 adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel is not in actual talks to reprise his role in the film. Despite the fact that Rourke may have gotten the chair in the original, the sequel is likely to have chapters in the seedy timeline of Sin City that precede the first film. We're still waiting to hear what new cast members will join the sequel, so stay tuned. But there's another project coming for Mickey Rourke too.
Deadline also says that Rourke is going to join Gerard Butler in Motor City. The project has been in the works for awhile, with leading men popping in and out of the project. First, Dominic Cooper was attached, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Then, Jake Gyllenhaal jumped on board for literally one day before he dropped out as well, Jeremy Renner was offered the part and turned it down, but it sounds like Butler has stuck with it so far. The script was on the 2009 Black List, follows a small time felon who seeks revenge on the men who framed him, and is notable for the protagonist only having one line of dialogue in the whole film. Rourke is likely playing the man who put Butler behind bars so expect him to get tough with Butler. Now that I think about it Butler wouldn't be bad in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For as well. Do it!