Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mickey Rourke Has Signed For Iron Man 2

Nikki Finke over at DeadlineHollywood has confirmed that Mickey Rourke has signed for Iron Man 2.
After at first being low-balled by the studio to the tune of $250K, Rourke has signed on for the role of the Russian villain in the sequel after his agent David Unger got the quote up to a "significant" level despite this punishing economic climate where the studios are taking advantage of talent.
UPDATE: Variety adds that Rourke will play "Whiplash, a character that includes elements from that comic book villain and Crimson Dynamo, another Russian baddie."