Mickey Rourke off Iron Man 2?
Iron Man 2 currently has a bit of a revolving door in place, when it comes to cast members. Terrence Howard was replaced by Don Cheadle, in the role of Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes.
And recently Emily Blunt was down to play Black Widow, but now is a doubt. Mickey Rourke is the next cast member to potentially be lost.
In early January we heard that both Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell were joining the cast of Iron Man 2. They were both supposed to be playing villains of some sort, with Rockwell also a business rival of Tony Stark.
But there was also the rumour that Mickey Rourke wasn't being paid enough for his role. Sometimes that turns out to be hot air, but it may not be this time. New York Magazine, through Coming Soon, caught up with Rourke, and asked about Iron Man 2 and that pay cheque.
Right now, we're not doing Iron Man 2.
Short but sweet. Maybe it's a scheduling thing, he's certainly in high demand these days. Or maybe they just didn't pay enough to secure his services. Would have been pretty interesting to see Robert Downey Jr, and Rourke, against each other though. We shall have to wait and see if it's just posturing, or if it's really all over.