According to Variety, Mickey Rourke is in talks with Marvel Studios for a part in the upcoming Iron Man 2 sequel.

…Rourke is in discussions to play the Crimson Dynamo, a heavily tattooed Russian arms dealer. He’s considered to be an evil version of Iron Man because he battles the superhero in a nuclear-powered suit of armor.

Interesting choice if it plays out.  Rourke is on a high recently after his stellar performance in The Wrestler.  Major Spoilers fans will remember Rourke in his performance as Marv in the the Robert Rodriguez/Frank Miller adaptation of Sin City.

via Variety

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  1. Brian McQueary
    January 7, 2009 at 9:00 pm — Reply

    WOW! Just what we need in a sequel! It will be great to see Iron Man take on a bad guy in another suit of armor like him! Oh, wait…

  2. Randallw
    January 7, 2009 at 9:47 pm — Reply

    What the hell happened to his head? Usually a hero character has a normal face (sort of) and then a square jaw, not a square head and then a normal chin.

  3. January 7, 2009 at 10:03 pm — Reply

    Why is there an action figure of Ultimo Dragon up there?

  4. shamon
    January 8, 2009 at 2:27 am — Reply

    He going to start drinking have his tech taken and used against him pepper will get hurt and James Rhodes will have to battle him .I also think he will have a Hostile Takeover of his company by Justin .maybe Crimson Dynamo could be a member of some russian militant extremist group somehow associated with the ten rings? thats how they’re going to incorporate the Crimson Dynamo into the modern world setting without the backdrop of Communist Russia and all of that i bet.

    Here the casting info on black widow

    According to casting calls, they still need to cast ” a “beautiful [female lead who] speaks several languages fluently and is equally proficient in martial arts” in her twenties, who is Tony Stark’s assistant Natasha .

  5. shamon
    January 8, 2009 at 2:28 am — Reply

    u guys forgot
    Sam Rockwell would play Justin Hammer, a multibillionaire businessman and a rival of industrialist Tony Stark, AKA Iron Man, being played by a returning Robert Downey Jr.

  6. January 8, 2009 at 9:08 am — Reply

    I like both of these moves, fits in the grove Marvel’s been in of casting talented, compelling actors. This would be bad-ass indeed.

  7. Frankie
    January 9, 2009 at 1:13 am — Reply

    i agree with brian….ugh…more armor wars…bleh…hopefully i will be eating my words…

  8. roostir
    December 14, 2009 at 1:37 am — Reply

    well i saw a picture of the guy he plays “whiplash” and his suit isn’t all solid it’s just a frame kinda and about 90 percent of his body is still showing… looks interesting…

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