Mickey Rourke Won’t Be in ‘Iron Man 2’?

Rourke himself reveals that he will not appear in the sequel.

It seems that a superhero sequel will not get a wrestler after all. According to New York Magazine, Mickey Rourke revealed that he won't be playing a role in Iron Man 2.

"Right now, we're not doing Iron Man 2," Rourke told the site. It was widely reported that Marvel Studios came in with a lowball offer of $250,000 for a role in the film and apparently negotiations have broken down.

Rourke recently signed on to appear in Sylvester Stallone's new film, The Expendables as well. We'll certainly keep you posted on any news revolving Rourke or Iron Man 2.

Iron Man 2 was released May 7th, 2010 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg. The film is directed by Jon Favreau, Kenneth Branagh.

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  1. Shelley

    Whatever the reason it is still disappointing to me, I was looking forward to him appearing in the film.

    6 years agoby @shelleyFlag

  2. Chad Vital

    "Man, Chad, you obviously, have no idea of the word responsiblity. Someone who thinks they can live off of 250,000. Yeah, maybe if you were in a third world country. Not here."

    Umm killerman, don't speak. Seriously. You're making pypebomb look good. What the hell does responsibility have to do with living off of 250,000? I barely get 6,000 a year and I get by just fine. I don't need a fancy job. I'm content. Unlike you. Who apparantly thinks 250,000 is not a lot of money. Yeah maybe if you're Paris Hilton's brother or something and you are just rich that's chump change. Be smart. Stupid people bug the sh*t out of me. You make me shake my head that's how f*cking retarded you are killerman. And if I could live off of $250,000 wouldn't that mean I'd be budgeting the money and what's that word that has to do with that... OH I REMEMBER IT'S CALLED RESPONSIBILITY, dumbass. Clearly if you blow $250,000 and can't live off of that, you're irresponsible with money. So that must mean that is you. Even if you had kids (which I don't cause I have a brain and know to wear protection), you could live off of that. You couldn't go buy expensive sh*t obviously like an expensive house but if you bought a cheap house and BUDGETED your $$ you'd be fine. It hurts you to think doesn't it?

    6 years agoby @chad-vitalFlag

  3. Raoul Duke


    6 years agoby @raoulduke33Flag

  4. Rudy

    oh well.

    6 years agoby @rudyFlag

  5. -comrade-

    Okay Pypedong, that is my opinion, but if we are discounting the value of opinions, then there really is no way of rating films in terms of quality. So, assuming we don't all want to live in your world of films never being gauged, let's look at the numbers:

    Exhibit A)

    93.5% fresh at rottentomatoes . com critic/community aggregator, based on 223 critic reviews and over 5000 community reviews with an average rating of 8.15/10. Not bad.

    Exhibit B)

    The Dark Knight, which only the errant naysayer would call a poor film (yes it had flaws, but that doesn't make it instant sh*t) averaged 92% fresh and had an average rating of 8.2.

    Were they the same kind of film? No, but I would say that both have these movies warrant sequels. You seem to be focusing SOLELY on the plot, of which you have given a fairly pedestrian analysis anyway, when any sitcom writer could tell you that performances can make or break a film. Downey Jr. delivers a great performance that basically guides the whole movie. The script wasn't bad, but it would have bombed with most other actors.

    If the best you can do is accuse me of being gay for thinking an ACTOR did a good job ACT-ing, I guess I shouldn't be surprised at your shortsightedness about films.

    It must be embarrassing for you that your ass is burnt out an bloody from rejection letters from actual studios. Unless you aren't any sort of filmmaker and you just think you're clever using a pseudo-studio as your avatar. Then it's burnt from retard-iarrhea.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  6. outlaw Returns

    I'm with Chad,but it would have been nice to had seen him in this.

    6 years agoby @memo17Flag

  7. killerman200

    Man, Chad, you obviously, have no idea of the word responsiblity. Someone who thinks they can live off of 250,000. Yeah, maybe if you were in a third world country. Not here.

    6 years agoby @killerman200Flag

  8. Chad Vital

    Sh*t, I'd do it for $10 dollars lol. What actors need to realize is that if you are in a superhero movie, your career will sky rocket. I mean look at the people's who careers are strong as sh*t now. Robert Downey, Christian Bale, Tobey Maguire, Aaron Eckhart, Hugh Jackman, Ian Mckellen, and even Liev Schreiber is getting noticed now that he is Sabretooth (and that movie isn't even out yet lol). These are just a few examples. You can't go wrong with being in a hero movie. Unless it somehow tanks, but it's highly unlikely Iron Man 2 would.

    6 years agoby @chad-vitalFlag

  9. Chad Vital

    $250,000 is a low ball number? I could live off of that for the rest of my life lol. Good lord actors ask for too much if that's a low number.

    6 years agoby @chad-vitalFlag

  10. tasaLin

    o come on, nobody said u were ugly pypie... I think u have misunderstood our comrade henson.

    but u know what leave the skull on... :). we never know what's underneath.

    6 years agoby @tasalinFlag

  11. -comrade-

    killerman, 6 months ago people were still afraid to touch Rourke with a ten foot stick. I don't blame Marvel/Universal for being wary. And "Oscar Nominated" has different levels, it's not just a checkpoint.

    F*ck it, they can get a lot of people to play Whiplash OR Crimson Dynamo. Downey Jr. Is the powerhouse, if they lost him I'd be worried.

    Pype Bomb...do you even understand that the movie was based on a comic book? They have loads of stories they can tell, most of them are actually pretty damn good. There have been few movies as true to the character WHILE entertaining as Iron Man.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  12. killerman200

    What the f*ck is wrong with Marvel? 250,000 for a Oscar nominated actor. Get the f*ck out of here. I would've taken that as an insult if i were him. Wow, what's he gonna do? A car and a pack of slim jims.

    6 years agoby @killerman200Flag

  13. Twisted Smile

    I wont.

    6 years agoby @twistedsmileFlag

  14. the Narrator

    This is very disappointing but I guess that's what Marvel gets paying such a low price. Hopefully thy up the ante.
    And Twisted, I missed you. Lolz, just don't go all gay on me. :P

    6 years agoby @narratorFlag

  15. Twisted Smile

    The important thing here is that TWISTED is back.Who missed me....anybody.....anybody at all.....don't be shy....I know you missed me......come on.

    6 years agoby @twistedsmileFlag

  16. AnnoyingFilmCritic

    Marvel has been low balling their cast: Howard, Rourke maybe Favreau initially. I hope they pay Rourke what he's worth.

    6 years agoby @annoyingfilmcriticFlag

  17. ed_wood

    I really hoped he would be in there. You never know, this could change.

    6 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  18. Vamp

    I dunno. Cheadle will do good, but I prefer Howard, myself. As for this, I don't really know anything that Rourke has done, except for playing Marv in "Sin City," so I don't know too much about his acting chops to be disappointed, but it sucks nonetheless.

    6 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  19. Oli

    Hopefully they'll work something out.

    6 years agoby @reviloleeFlag

  20. UNoLazyboy

    Well said agent...This does bum me out greatly.

    6 years agoby @unolazyboyFlag

  21. T.Clark

    Alright, I'm over the initial shock. Yes, this movie does seem to be going through some rough stages, but this is the first bump that I'm kinda disappointed in. I thought for sure Rourke would be in it cementing it as "his year." However, all the other stuff I'm okay with: I believe Don Cheadle will surpass Terrence Howard and I'm fine IF Scar Jo plays Black Widow. Iron Man 2 will still be a great movie. Jon knows what he's doing and I'm sure he'll get an equally great actor to replace Rourke as either Dynamo or Whiplash. Why not Daniel Craig? Of course, if he didn't do Thor he might not do this, but it's worth a try

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  22. Err


    6 years agoby @err2005Flag

  23. Diaigma

    Bummer. Something tells me the sequel is cursed :/

    6 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  24. T.Clark


    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

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