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Rourke still Dynamo?

02.20.2009

Mickey Rourke When last we heard about IRON MAN 2 casting, Mickey Rourke had given an understandable fuck you to Marvel for a ridiculous low ball offer to star as a villain in the film (possibly Crimson Dynamo). Like Sam Jackson, who Marvel had also low balled to reprise his role as S.H.I.E.LD. head Nick Fury, he had apparently dropped out of the film for good. Turns out that may have been a little premature as, according to a source for "Hollywood Insider", an "offer still stands, though nothing's yet being negotiated." So they're still sticking to their low ball offer in the hopes that Rourke will what, go back on drugs on decide 250,000 is a fantastic offer? Not bloody likely, Marvel. Honestly, just give the guy a legitimate offer and stop fucking around.

Extra Tidbit: Did Quentin Tarantino also low ball Rourke? Because The Mick turned down the Butch Coolidge role in PULP FICTION (which went to Bruce Willis) and the Stuntman Mike role in GRINDHOUSE (which went to Kurt Russell).
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5:55AM on 02/23/2009

Done deal?

Now that Mickey has been robbed by Sean "Full Whatever" Penn, he sure has less leverage. Shame. He'd probably settle for 300K and a personal coffee machine now.

Now that Mickey has been robbed by Sean "Full Whatever" Penn, he sure has less leverage. Shame. He'd probably settle for 300K and a personal coffee machine now.

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2:53PM on 02/22/2009

Dynamo? or Titanium Man?

Crimson Dynamo and Titanium Man usually ran together as a super villain duo from Russia (Soviet Union) in the 70's comics at least. How we sure this is over the role of the Crimson Dynamo only? I look for he and Titanium Man both to be in the next film when its all said and done,either way hope Mickey is part of the cast regardless as Villain or otherwise...Rourke has a unique look that fits the superhero film genre.
Crimson Dynamo and Titanium Man usually ran together as a super villain duo from Russia (Soviet Union) in the 70's comics at least. How we sure this is over the role of the Crimson Dynamo only? I look for he and Titanium Man both to be in the next film when its all said and done,either way hope Mickey is part of the cast regardless as Villain or otherwise...Rourke has a unique look that fits the superhero film genre.
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12:39PM on 02/22/2009

Marv

Rourke and Rodriguez needs to get thier mutual acts together and do another Sin City film with the Marv Character. Crimson Dynamo can be played by anyone, so it's no ones loss if he doesn't take the part. But Marv, that's Rourkes character all the way.
Rourke and Rodriguez needs to get thier mutual acts together and do another Sin City film with the Marv Character. Crimson Dynamo can be played by anyone, so it's no ones loss if he doesn't take the part. But Marv, that's Rourkes character all the way.
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7:33AM on 02/22/2009
Robert Downey JR should just pay him as a subcontractor.
Robert Downey JR should just pay him as a subcontractor.
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4:37AM on 02/22/2009
if most of the action stuff is cgi,
then he's probably got max a couple of weeks actual shooting time.
if i were rourke, i'd start at 2 mil just for the awesome lulz.
if most of the action stuff is cgi,
then he's probably got max a couple of weeks actual shooting time.
if i were rourke, i'd start at 2 mil just for the awesome lulz.
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3:28AM on 02/22/2009

Just give him the f'ing $ !

Pay the guy 2 million and let's get this petty crap over with. Marvel, you can afford it. How much will Iron Man 2 rake in? Just sign the dude and let's get to it ! 250 K is insulting, especially on a franchise that is rolling in dough. What a bunch of fucking assholes over there. What legitimate actor do you think you are going to sign for 250 ? Do they have their heads up their asses or what ?
Pay the guy 2 million and let's get this petty crap over with. Marvel, you can afford it. How much will Iron Man 2 rake in? Just sign the dude and let's get to it ! 250 K is insulting, especially on a franchise that is rolling in dough. What a bunch of fucking assholes over there. What legitimate actor do you think you are going to sign for 250 ? Do they have their heads up their asses or what ?
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12:01AM on 02/22/2009
lol mick would have been a way better butch in pulp fiction. my man has made many mistakes lol. mickey is the man though, the coolest guy in hollywood hands down.
lol mick would have been a way better butch in pulp fiction. my man has made many mistakes lol. mickey is the man though, the coolest guy in hollywood hands down.
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7:39PM on 02/21/2009
I'll act as Crimison Dynamo for $250,000.

That being said, I really hope they sing Rourke soon. So they can get this thing rolling.
I'll act as Crimison Dynamo for $250,000.

That being said, I really hope they sing Rourke soon. So they can get this thing rolling.
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4:29PM on 02/21/2009

I also want a

This may be irrelavent..just thought should get my voice out...I want "The DArk Avenger" movie..it would be cool....make it dark,make it gore,make it bloody sort of like 300 or more...that'll be a big hit....
This may be irrelavent..just thought should get my voice out...I want "The DArk Avenger" movie..it would be cool....make it dark,make it gore,make it bloody sort of like 300 or more...that'll be a big hit....
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12:09PM on 02/21/2009

He's perfect

I hope he'll be Crimson. Can't wait for the first trailer.
I hope he'll be Crimson. Can't wait for the first trailer.
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6:22AM on 02/21/2009

No shooting script

For a likely oscar winner in a couple of days, $250,000 is kinda niggardly. Then again, this is a Marvel/Paramount prod, ie two of the most stingy places to boot.

I also read somewhere in Variety or THR that the script wasn't locked yet. Could be a reason why Rourke is waiting (even if a movie like Iron Man is done for tax reasons more than artistic ones), aside from the obvious leverage he could achieve with his very own Golden Schmoe.
For a likely oscar winner in a couple of days, $250,000 is kinda niggardly. Then again, this is a Marvel/Paramount prod, ie two of the most stingy places to boot.

I also read somewhere in Variety or THR that the script wasn't locked yet. Could be a reason why Rourke is waiting (even if a movie like Iron Man is done for tax reasons more than artistic ones), aside from the obvious leverage he could achieve with his very own Golden Schmoe.
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5:20AM on 02/21/2009
I for one ain't sorry he turned down those roles. Bruce Willis was awesome as Butch in Pulp Fiction, as was Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike.
I for one ain't sorry he turned down those roles. Bruce Willis was awesome as Butch in Pulp Fiction, as was Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike.
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4:51AM on 02/21/2009

What I want to know is...

...how much Jeff Bridges got paid for the first film. If we knew that, then we'd actually have some basis for comparison.
...how much Jeff Bridges got paid for the first film. If we knew that, then we'd actually have some basis for comparison.
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4:14AM on 02/21/2009

LOW BALL!? what ever!!!!!

250'000 is not low balled i dont care were you come from!!!! 250 thou for less a years work is premo especially when the work is pretending to be a comic book hero slash villian!!!
250'000 is not low balled i dont care were you come from!!!! 250 thou for less a years work is premo especially when the work is pretending to be a comic book hero slash villian!!!
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9:53PM on 02/20/2009
I just don't like him. Then again, I am not a fan of Iron Man much so this doesn't matter too much to me. I don't think they are lowballing him though. He doesn't draw money to deserve this. Oscar winner or not.
I just don't like him. Then again, I am not a fan of Iron Man much so this doesn't matter too much to me. I don't think they are lowballing him though. He doesn't draw money to deserve this. Oscar winner or not.
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8:56PM on 02/20/2009
I thought he was passing up Iron Man 2 to do The Expendables?
I thought he was passing up Iron Man 2 to do The Expendables?
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8:42PM on 02/20/2009

extra tidbit.

Rourke just did an interview on tv here in the uk and he was asked about offers he turned down in the past like pulp fiction, and he said he turned down those sort of roles back then for stupid reasons, like if a producer annoyed him or something stupid then he wouldnt do the movie. Dont know about the stuntman mike role though, rourke would have been badass in that role, mind you kurt russell pwned it as well.
Rourke just did an interview on tv here in the uk and he was asked about offers he turned down in the past like pulp fiction, and he said he turned down those sort of roles back then for stupid reasons, like if a producer annoyed him or something stupid then he wouldnt do the movie. Dont know about the stuntman mike role though, rourke would have been badass in that role, mind you kurt russell pwned it as well.
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8:31PM on 02/20/2009
I'm willing to bet Marvel is waiting on the Oscars to see if he wins or not. Imagine Marvel's thoughts if they could attach the words "Academy Award Winner Mickey Rourke" in an Iron Man movie piece of marketing.

And they could very well continue lowballing him here if he doesn't win.

Whatever the case is, I just want them to get Rourke one way or another.
I'm willing to bet Marvel is waiting on the Oscars to see if he wins or not. Imagine Marvel's thoughts if they could attach the words "Academy Award Winner Mickey Rourke" in an Iron Man movie piece of marketing.

And they could very well continue lowballing him here if he doesn't win.

Whatever the case is, I just want them to get Rourke one way or another.
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