A little bit of Mickey Rourke Iron Man and Wrestlemania news to report.
It looks like he will not, unfortunately, be in Iron Man 2. The actor was at last night’s Domenico Vacca show at Bryant Park and revealed that his role as a villain in Iron Man 2 is likely not going to happen: “Right now, we’re not doing Iron Man 2,” Rourke said. Disappointing. That’s the first word that comes to mind. Rourke was absolutely terrific in The Wrestler (and is hopefully a lock for that Oscar this Sunday) and would no doubt be amazing as a turn as a villain in Iron Man 2. In other, better news, wrestling fans will be happy to learn that his canceled appearance at the upcoming WrestleMania 25 event wasn’t so canceled after all:
“We’re gonna go in support. Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper, and Rick Flair have been such a part of the movie … So whatever support I can give back to all those people from WWE, I’m gonna do that.”