Mickey Rourke bashes Marvel; praises Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller

With SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR opening in one week, Mickey Rourke is making the rounds on TV and talk shows. Just recently he was on Late Night with Seth Meyers and was asked a little bit about his career. Given his roles in both the SIN CITY films and IRON MAN 2, Meyers questioned Rourke on whether or not he was a "comic-book guy." In true Rourke fashion, the man broke it down on what really interests him, which is the people he's working with.

Mickey Rourke on playing comic book characters:

I'm not a Marvel fan. I'm a Robert Rodriguez/Frank Miller fan. Once I did a movie for Marvel and they cut the whole f*ckin' thing out. When you work with Robert, he knows what he wants. I do a lot of research - work on the character a lot - so when you bring it to the table it's disappointing when they cut stuff out. Frank's on the set and he puts his two cents in. It's great because you got two guys who are very enthusiastic who know exactly what they want. If I make an adjustment and they say "Well why don't you try this?" it's usually a better idea than what I came up with.

For those interested, you can find the bulk of the interview here. What's refreshing about Rourke is that while there's an unwritten rule of diplomacy written about what you can and can't say about films or the people you work with, he tends to just throw that out the window and be truthful. Roles like THE WRESTLER and Marv in SIN CITY were born to be played by Mickey, and it'll be great to see him back up on the big screen next Friday.

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR hits theaters August 22, 2014.

Source: NBC



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