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08.01.09 | Mickey Rourke Signs as Russian Villain in Iron Man 2


Written by admin 16:48 | More news on the same topic Mickey Rourke, Iron man 2
Mickey Rourke is moving on from being a washed-up professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson in "The Wrestler" to portraying a super villain in "Iron Man 2".

Script is still being written by Justin Theroux, and Marvel has been trying to keep a wrap on details leaking out to fanboys.

Rourke was said to have dropped out over pay when word hit the web the Oscar-nominated actor had been offered a measly $250,000 for the role. Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood Daily says Rourke’s agent David Unger got the quote up to a “significant” level.

Iron Man 2 production is underway and is set for a May 7, 2010 release.

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20.10.08 | Don Cheadle replaces Terrance Howard in Iron Man sequel


Written by admin 22:43 | More news on the same topic Iron Man, Don Cheadle, Terrance Howard
Don CheadleIn 2010, Iron Man 2 is scheduled to come out, with Robert Downey Jr donning Tony Stark's armor again. It was expected that Terrence Howard, who plays Stark's army friend Jim Rhodes, would also get to suit up as Rhodes' comic book alter ego, War Machine. But if War Machine flys with Iron Man in the sequel, it won't be Howard under the mask.

This isn't the first time comic book franchises have recast roles. Lead characters like Batman, Superman and other heroes get new actors all the time, but in this case, it is a supporting character that is played by a new actor. But this has been done before by a franchise that Iron Man wants to live up to, the new Batman series.