Donnerstag, März 12, 2009

Iron Man 2 - News zu Cast & Crew

Wochenlang gab es ein Hickhack um das Engagement Mickey Rourkes in Iron Man 2. Primär ging es wohl um die Entlohnung des Schauspielers. Nun scheint man aber die Rahmenbedingungen abgesteckt zu haben und so berichten mehrere Internetseiten, u.a. auch Variety, dass Rourke als Bösewicht Whiplash im Film auftauchen wird:
Mickey Rourke has closed his deal to play the Russian villain in "Iron Man 2."

His involvement was expected (Daily Variety, Jan. 7), but dealmaking was arduous after Marvel Entertainment offered "The Wrestler" star only $250,000 for his first major studio film in years.
More than one option

Rourke's salary will be now better than that.

While his ICM rep, David Unger, battled for more dough, Rourke's encounters with "Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr. on the awards circuit sealed his participation in the film.los

Rourke won the Golden Globe and was Oscar nominated for "The Wrestler" and Downey got Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for "Tropic Thunder," so Downey used each occasion to recruit Rourke.

When Downey, Rourke as well as actors including Frank Langella and Anne Hathaway took part in a roundtable discussion with Newsweek's David Ansen, Downey interrupted the proceedings, reached across the table and flat out asked Rourke to do "Iron Man 2."

Rourke also met with Jon Favreau and scribe Justin Theroux and got to be part of the development of his character. He'll play Whiplash, a character that includes elements from that comicbook villain and Crimson Dynamo, another Russian baddie.

Marvel wouldn't confirm Rourke's involvement, but he's planning to join Downey, Sam Rockwell and Samuel L. Jackson, with Scarlett Johansson the frontrunner to play the Black Widow.

Des Weiteren scheint auch Scarlett Johanssons Mitarbeit gesichert, denn berichtet, dass sie die Rolle der Black Widow erhalten wird, nachdem Emily Blunt aus terminlichen Gründen absagen musste.

Apparently Mickey Rourke wasn't the only actor who finally signed a deal with Marvel today. Nikki Finke also confirmed that Scarlett Johansson will be indeed stepping in to replace the originally announced Emily Blunt in Iron Man 2. Blunt was initially chosen to play Black Widow, but then Fox required her to star in Gulliver's Travels instead, due to a contract she had signed with them during The Devil Wears Prada. Finke says that, "Scarlett actually screen-tested for the role and didn't get it," but is the replacement that Favreau and Marvel chose, primarily because her agent signed her on for a very low pay out.

Da fällt mir ja glatt ein, ich sollte mal den ersten Teil anschauen aber bis zum 07.05.2010 habe ich ja noch Zeit, denn dann läuft der Film erst in den USA an...

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