'The Expendables 2' Loses Mickey Rourke, Scott Adkins Photo Revealed

Mickey Rourke leaves for 'Seven Psychopaths', plus Chuck Norris posts a photo from the set of Sylvester Stallone's action-packed sequel.

Mickey Rourke leaves The Expendables 2
Mickey Rourke leaves The Expendables 2
Back in May, an early synopsis was released for The Expendables 2, which indicated that Mickey Rourke would return for a cameo appearance as Tool. It seems that won't be the case now, since Mickey Rourke has stepped away from The Expendables 2 to join Seven Psychopaths.

It is said that Mickey Rourke did The Expendables as a favor to Sylvester Stallone, although there wasn't much financial incentive to reprise his role as Tool in the sequel.

Back in May, we reported Mickey Rourke is in talks to star in Seven Psychopaths, and it looks like this may be the actor's next project. Colin Farrell stars in Seven Psychopaths as a screenwriter suffering from writer's block. He finds unexpected motivation when he gets caught up in his friends' plot to kidnap a gangster's dog. Mickey Rourke will portray the gangster, while Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell play the writer's friends. Production is scheduled to start this fall.

In related The Expendables 2 news, cast members Chuck Norris and Scott Adkins posted new set photos to their Facebook pages. Take a look at these new shots below.

The Expendables 2 Set Photo #1

The Expendables 2 Set Photo #2

The Expendables 2 was released August 17th, 2012 and stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film is directed by Simon West.

Seven Psychopaths was released October 12th, 2012 and stars Michael Pitt, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell, Abbie Cornish, Christopher Walken, Helena Mattsson, Linda Marie Bright. The film is directed by Martin McDonagh.



Sources: Deadline

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  1. Pitok Panget

    Top 5000

    Dolph Lundgren

    3 months agoby @Pitok-PangetFlag

  2. Bane5000

    Im just wondering if , at all, are they gonna explain why his character is absent from the film

    3 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  3. coolnblue

    the mick (tool) was my fav character,believe it or not,i was hoping that last time they would have given him more to do than sit around the tattoo shop and mope about an old flame,which he made the best out of but i would have expected more. i think danny trejo should come on board,remember machete when he did that pop a wheely in the air with guns a blazing on his handle bars, that was classic! Stalone if your listening ,bring back the mick in the 3rd one or something, and how about a sequeal to cobra . stallone plays a no nonsense cop who will stop at nothing when it come to taking out the garbage.. like cobra says " i don't deal with phychoes i putem away" . He drives a car similar to the truck you see in the expendables.

    3 years agoby @coolnblueFlag

  4. Monte Shelton

    stallone to me was my first ever hero--i respect and admire him probably more than any other movie star ever--he's just as amazing looking now as he ever was--so inspiring to me to still see him at his best-if not better in some ways

    3 years agoby @Monte-SheltonFlag

  5. BERSERKER

    @bane5000 - True, i was thinking they were just going to use a stunt double who looks like him. But your ideal works better.

    3 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  6. Bane5000

    @pjwolsker@Number1Wolverine,,,Since Rourke ccharacter was gonna get killed anyhow, they can just say his character got killed off screen before the events of the film and go on from there to how his daughteris out for revenge, corny but easy to cover the loss

    3 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  7. BERSERKER

    @johnnyblazetb82 - I agree, i wanted to see Scott Adkins in this when they first started to plan the sequel. I also wanted Michael Jai White to be in this, but maybe they can get him for the next sequel.

    And as @pjwolsker said wasn't he supposed to get killed off anyway, so it's not he couldn't just get killed off real quick and then do Seven Psychopaths (which sounds it's going to be a cool movie too by the way).

    But i wonder how this will affect the script.

    3 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  8. Pjwolsker

    well wasnt mickey supposed to be killed off anyways?

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  9. The First Avenger: JohnnyBlaze

    Scott Adkins cool, i liked him in Ninja, kinda cool he's in a movie with his Idol Van Damme.

    3 years agoby @johnnyblazetb82Flag

  10. RocknRolla

    Scott Adkins looks like his Boyka character...can't wait to see him whoop some ass in this....then afterwards hopefully he'll make Undisputed 4!!!

    3 years agoby @rocknrollaFlag

  11. slysnide

    Good for Mickey. If he wasn't paid for that role the first time (you know what I'm getting at) then don't return.

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  12. ejk1

    I find myself not caring, which isn't surprising, since I didn't bother with the first one and have no intention to see the sequel.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  13. bruce_ha

    @pjwolsker One of the greatest martial artists in the world. He was in Undisputed 2 and 3.

    3 years agoby @bruce-haFlag

  14. thrashnasty190

    I don't think it'll matter. First one wasn't all that great anyway.

    3 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

  15. psychobilly13

    F*ck that victim of plastic surgery. Stallone should have hired Michael Dudikoff

    3 years agoby @psychobilly13Flag

  16. supermanvenom

    @pjwolsker stunt man, action star of b rated movies. he was in ninja. He did the stunts for Ryan Reynolds in X-men Origins

    3 years agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  17. Pjwolsker

    who the hell is scott adkins?

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  18. TheDude1

    Wow that really sucks.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  19. coolnblue

    mick should have come back with more to do rather than sit around in a tattoo shop the whole time .

    3 years agoby @coolnblueFlag

  20. Worth5Bucks

    thats fine im not sure how much more they could have sucked out of mickeys character when he doesnt actually take part in the action

    3 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  21. bud2fresh

    I like Scott i'm glad he's in this.

    3 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  22. Ghostman

    I didn't spoil it! @ROFLitschristian that was the plot for the film:

    "The Expendables are back and this time it's personal! After Tool (Mickey Rourke), the heart and soul of the Expendables, is brutally murdered on a mission, his comrades swear to avenge him. They're not the only ones who want blood. Tool's beautiful young and wild daughter Fiona embarks on her own revenge mission, complicating matters when she is captured and ransomed by a ruthless dictator plotting to destroy a resistance movement. Now Barney and the Expendables must risk everything to save her and humanity."

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  23. ROFLitschristian

    D*MN, ADKINS! That's a big beefy arm!

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  24. ROFLitschristian

    @ghostman Aww, you spoiled it! LoL, don't care.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  25. ChiRep_1

    Can't say I'm surprised.

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  26. Ghostman

    Of course they lose Rourke! didn't they say his charactered died?

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag