Movies Mickey Rourke to play villian in Iron Man 2


Sultan of Swat
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In what would mark his first studio film since resurrecting his career with “The Wrestler,” Mickey Rourke is in talks to play the main heavy in “Iron Man 2,” the Marvel Entertainment sequel that director Jon Favreau begins shooting this spring.

Sam Rockwell also has begun talks to play a villain in the pic, to be distribbed by Paramount Pictures in summer 2010.

Which role Rockwell will play has yet to be disclosed by Marvel, but Rourke is in discussions to play the Crimson Dynamo, a heavily tattooed Russian arms dealer. He’s considered to be an evil version of Iron Man because he battles the superhero in a nuclear-powered suit of armor.

Surprised this hasn't been posted yet, but I think Rourke would do a good Crimson Dynamo character. I am also happy that Rourke is finally get good roles, making The Wrestler will help him for the rest of his career.



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so he's going the play a Zangief variation...i think he could pull it off...the hardest part would be getting the accent down.


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Ok there seems to be back and forth on who Mickey is playing, either Crimson Dynamo or Whiplash. I'd go with Dynamo, a more significant Iron Man villian.

In addition:

Scarlet Johansson is signed to play Black Widow, that happened on Friday.

As far as I knew Sam Rockwell was already signed to play Justin Hammer, for those not familiar he's one of Tony's industrial rivals (much like how Obidiah was in the comic, yet somehow I liked the "Friend/Partner to Howard and Tony" angle in the movie better.)


Film Elitist
I'm not exactly that excited for this movie to begin with. I wasn't that impressed with the first Iron Man and I definitely wasn't blown away.

It was average. Nothing special. Mickey Rourke isn't going to make the film any better. I doubt this is even going to top the first one.