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Wednesday, 7 January 2009

UPDATED: Iron Man 2 - Mickey Rourke as Crimson Dynamo or Whiplash. Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer

Earlier today I posted that he was cast in Stallone's The Expendables now Marvel has just announced that Mickey Rourke is in talks to join Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2. First Showing had the news.

He 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. Going from what is known about the comic book this certainly sounds like the Crimson Dynamo.

All in all it's not been a bad couple of years for Mr Rourke. The Wrestler is getting rave reviews and he's got some big films lined up.

UPDATE 08/01/09: THR says that Rourke could be playing Whiplash - “Whiplash designed two cybernetically controlled whips that could be converted into nunchakus or vaulting poles. The whips could be spun so fast that they could even blow Spider-Man’s webbing away from Scarlotti preventing him from being ensnared. As both Whiplash and Blacklash, Scarlotti used a necro-lash which could be electrically charged by his gauntlets, released from its handle to deliver a concussion charge, or he could turn up the electric charge to its maximum which caused anything it hit, including Iron Man’s armor, to become brittle. He also used anti-gravity bolas, heavy gravity bolas, and various other devices also of his own design.

Also /film mention that Sam Rockwell is also in talks to play Justin Hammer, a multibillionaire businessman and a rival of industrialist Tony Stark. Hammer first appeared in Iron Man #120 in 1978, and has since remained a frequent adversary of Iron Man. Hammer has a genius-level intellect and has access to various forms of advanced technology designed by his technicians. He finances criminals, asking for fifty percent of the illegal profits in exchange for any bail costs and weaponry and equipment replacement. Hammer also invented a device called the hypersonic scan transmitter, which allowed him to take control of Iron Man’s armor, causing him to kill the Carnelian ambassador, and set an army of superhuman criminals against Iron Man.

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shhhh! said...

Whos Tourke?

Live for films said...

Doh! That's me writing Mickey Rourke, but obviously not checking that the keyboard was working correctly. I'll get that spotted and cheers for the assist Shhhh

Anonymous said...

08/01/09? Is the update from the future?

Live for films said...

Nope not from the future. From the UK where we write the date with the day first, then the month then the year. Hence 08/01/09 is 8th January 2009