Donnerstag, Januar 08, 2009

Mickey Rourke in Iron Man 2?

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

Rourke is in discussions to play a villain described as Tony Stark's Russian alter ego, a heavily tattooed bruiser who is in the arms trade and battles Iron Man in his own nuclear-powered armored suit.

Actor Sam Rockwell is in negotiations to play another villian in the pic.

The script -- which is still being written -- is a guarded secret, but speculation is that villain is likely comicbook nemesis Crimson Dynamo.

Rourke goes into the Golden Globe weekend vying for best actor in a role that revived his career. Downey soared to become one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood when "Iron Man" grossed over $600 million worldwide.

Paramount Pictures will distribute the film in summer 2010.

Rourke is repped by ICM.
Quelle: Variety
Was so eine Rolle wie in The Wrestler alles ausmachen kann. Quasi von den Toten auferstanden, ist er ja nicht nur bei o.g. Film im Gespräch, sondern wohl auch bei Stallones Söldnerschinken The Expendables fest eingeplant. Mal sehen, wie lange der höhenflug Rourkes anhält. Man kann ihm ja nur wünschen, es sei von Dauer.

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