Mickey Rourke Confirmed for 'Sin City 2' and Also Joins 'Motor City'

August 6, 2012

Mickey Rourke

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!

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  • Marv has some stuff in the "Dame to Kill For" graphic novel. The timelines are all intertwined. The first movie stuck very closely to the source material, but maybe they'll fuck around and give him some more scenes. If you wanna get weird with it, check this:
    • Akirakorn
      Years ago when Sin City 2 was in initial development/planning stage they mentioned 1 or 2 new side stories from Frank Miller for the sequel. So no, they will not fuck around (with the source material) but yes there will (should) be new stuff for Marv.
      • Sorry, didn't mean "fuck around" in a bad way, more like high fives and balloons. I knew they had Frank Miller involved in the last one so I was hoping they'd add some stuff to this one. Especially since that would be one of the things to sweeten the deal for Mickey Rourke.
        • Akirakorn
          No need to apologize but you did phrase it sound like they'd tweak the source material instead of adding new material from... the source. All joking aside the only thing needed to sweeten the deal for Mickey would be a candy bar. Never heard any bad buzz about the production, Marv/Mickey is a huge fan favorite, and any involvement would be a few weeks to a few days work. All road signs point to him returning to Sin City, only Rodriguez's T-Bird ran out of gas years ago...
    • racquetman
      Miller is apparently writing some new material for this film so the story could go anywhere.
  • Sean
    How is Rourke "confirmed for 'Sin City 2'" if you state in the article that he "is not in actual talks to reprise his role in the film"? The headline is completely false, then.
    • Akirakorn
      The words "confirmed" and "Sin City 2" contradict each other naturally, like "Cameron" and "Battle Angel" or "Luc Besson" and "credit". All joking aside, we should petition an honorary MTV Movie Award or even Spike TV award for Besson. Probably never get an Oscar nom, but deserves credit for quality action/popcorn movies. Random rant I know, but I'm tired of false hope articles about Sin City 2.
  • Laurent
    I don't get this article. Will Rourke play in Sin City 2 or not?
  • Richie G
    Pretty off topic, but is Rodriguez producing a Predators sequel? I might be the only one curious
    • Predators are you serious??, alls they did was try an recycle and emulate the first predator. Lawrence Fishbourne was a waste and his character was a joke. They shouldn't make any predator movies. The first is and will always be the best. No Arnold no Pred.
  • racquetman
    I read that Rourke didn't want to do a sequel because of the massive amount of makeup needed for the character (very uncomfortable apparently). I'm sure if the money is good enough, though, he'll change his mind.
    • rennmaxbeta
      For fans of the movie like me, it was worth his suffering for such a great character.




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