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Rourke still may be in IRON MAN 2

Hey folks, Harry here... Shifting realities is often a part of the film biz. Arnie in, Arnie wavering... Rourke out, Rouke maybe in. Often times in Hollywood, the public reports you see are all about positioning - what THEY need you to hear. Like now. It's fairly obvious that Mickey Rourke and his agent are in intense negotiations with Marvel regarding his involvement in IRON MAN 2. It seems in the interview below... that Mickey is signaling his desire to be a part of IRON MAN 2, to work with Favreau - to act with Robert Downey Jr - But he isn't committing, he's waxing on about how it would be nice if it could work out. And it may work out. Perhaps... perhaps the whole thing is about timing, and if he wins the Academy Award for best Actor on Sunday, on Monday - Marvel will meet their deal, and if he loses, perhaps he'll take their deal. Who's to say for sure how all of this will play out. I'm merely reporting that it is in flux, undecided and hoping that it works out.

Here's the latest from Rourke!

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  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    OH FOR FUCK'S SAKE!!!!!!....

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'm not reading these anymore.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Perfectly makes sense

    by FuryofthefilmFan

    You get the Gold and they need to pay up. It's science.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Arnie and Rourke

    by skimn

    There have more In and Out's around here than a Jenna Jamison film festival.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:46 p.m. CST

    this is just fucked up!!

    by darius25

    is he in? is he not? arnie in? arnie not? who cares when avatar does what its gonna do this xmas...

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Jesus Tap Dancing Christ Harry

    by topfivevideo

    First Arnold, now Mickey... come on dude... I sensibility can't take anymore of this.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:48 p.m. CST


    by BackRiverCatfish


  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:49 p.m. CST


    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:49 p.m. CST

    BackRiverCatfish grow the fuck up

    by bongo123

    its a fucking movie... what.. is your whole life dependant on this?

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST


    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST


    by BackRiverCatfish

    No, but this site looses credibility with all the contrary articles.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST


    by chipps

    could you please go on the record once and for all and tell us this is not just you posturing for these parts. afterall you do look like a ranga rourke

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST

    so THIS is why ethical standards in newsreporting exist!

    by BMacSmith

    you know, stuff like getting facts straight, not reporting ever unfounded rumor you hear, and telling the whole story. Apparently these are the rules for a reason.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    sigh, this is all part of the negotiation

    by waggy

    mickey says he's not doing iron man, the internet lights up and fans go apeshit. mickey mentions on a talk show that he still wants to do it, the internet lights up and fans go apeshit. don't get your panties in a bunch, this is all part of the process and right now everyone raising a fuss (including those reporting on it) is just playing a part in who gets more money.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Un-Rourke-Related question

    by This_talkback_is_on_CRAZYPILLS

    Where do you sign up as a new user for talkback? I have shown my friend this site and we both can not find any links for the life of us. Thanks in advance. PS. Rourke is the man! (not the "holding us back" kind, either)

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by Eats_sandwich_gets_laid.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by Eats_sandwich_gets_laid.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by Eats_sandwich_gets_laid.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    how about...

    by 40ozToFreedom

    everyone just doesn't report this stuff until its final? crazy fucking idea huh

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST


    by Eats_sandwich_gets_laid.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST


    by Eats_sandwich_gets_laid.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Forget Rourke, what about Johansson?

    by BackRiverCatfish

    Scarlett Johansson? Isn't she playing Black Widow instead of Emily Blunt?

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST


    by Eats_sandwich_gets_laid.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST


    by chipps

    new here? this is an movie rumor and fanboy site. pretty much every major story to break here was a rumor.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Harry reports em as they come in

    by bongo123

    so expect conflicting stories, at least he reports them and again, does it really mean that much... its a fucking website for movies news, what do you expect? dont like the way harry runs "HIS" site, then dont fucking read it

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    And the lesson of the day?

    by cookepuss

    Make deals with your key actors well before academy nominations or after the wins/losses. Making deals so close to the Oscar ceremony with an high buzz actor like Rourke is always a risky proposition. <p> <p> Frankly, Rourke is not a deal breaker for me. He can lose out in this high profile movie opportunity to play with his dogs if he wants. To the mainstream, those who have likely missed The Wrestler, he's not relevant. He's just a has-been looking to make his own comeback - if only for 15 more minutes.<p> <p> All I care about... PAY SAM JACKSON SOME _REAL_ MONEY TO COME BACK AS NICK FURY!

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    hope it happens

    by smudgewhat

    downey & rourke would be total fun together on screen.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    "Shifting realities is often a part of the film biz."

    by Amy Chasing

    True, but usually you then add the "shifted reality" news as an update to the original story. Sort of correcting it in that way. Why you're making separate stories for the same topic is a bit silly. <P> That and since you're just basically saying "they may do it, they may not"... well, you can say the same thing about anything. I might be in Iron Man 2. Actually, I might not. See, I haven't said anything of consequence and since you're supposed to take any news on sites like this as rumour anyway with frequent pinches of salt then it kinda goes without saying. <P> What's more important is that you please get rid of these video ads. Like I said before, usage is expensive here in Australia. I'd actually rather use it on more back-peddling news.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST


    by BackRiverCatfish

    you should expect conflicting opinions and complaints, its a fucking website for movies news, what do you expect? dont like the complaints, then dont fucking read the site

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST


    by Silverglade

    Doesn't this film start shooting in 2 months?? Hey Marvel, time is running out. For the love of god.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    In the words of Papa Lazeru

    by Darth_Tarantino

    'This is just a saga now...'

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    You know, I love this site, but you guys, seriously...

    by kronos6948

    Everyone complains that none of the stuff on here is broken early enough, then when Harry breaks in with some new found rumors, (Which, I do realize turned out to be wrong), you guys quote about journalism standards. I'd rather hear about what might possibly be happening, as long as there's a bit of truth to it, than have to wait until CHUD or LatinoReview has it first, only to hear you guys bitch and moan about it being a couple of days late.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST

    If he wins the Oscar his fee goes up

    by football

    So he's holding out a while. Sounds like good business sense.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    THIS JUST IN: Rourke is out again.

    by Nosferatu Jones

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    BREAKING NEWS: Now he's out. Again.

    by Nosferatu Jones

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    NEW FLASH: He's in!!!

    by Nosferatu Jones

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST


    by altoandando

    He is in, but has succeeded in making the part gay.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Shit or get off the fucking pot.

    by TylerDurden3395

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    FLIP <br> FLOP

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    BackRiverCatfish.. then why the personal attack?

    by bongo123

    to quote you.. "HARRY YOU FAT FUCK" now where in that statement is there a conflicting opinion or a complaint? hmmm.. sounds like some pissant wetting his knickers cause his favourite doll just got broke, the dude takes a shitload of abuse from cunts like you and says fuck all, show him a wee bit of respect at the very fucking least

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    How did Routke

    by Bass Ackwards

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST


    by mr sulu

    just check out any one of the 70 episodes and first 7 movies... oh yeah and in the new know...dont you...(said in Palpatine way)

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    How did Rourke originally get involved?

    by Bass Ackwards

    Just curious, cause there was a group interview with newsweek awhile ago that included both Downey & Rourke, and in the interview Downey asked Rourke to be in IM2, I wonder if that was the start to all this, it didn't seem like the rumors of his involvement had been around at the time.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar exchange for one of Rourke's Chihuahuas, which will play the part of Dictator's Dog in THE EXPENDABLES. <br> <br> TAKE THAT NEWS TO THE BANK!

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    It's just a joke, geeez. I'm a Fat Fuck too!

    by BackRiverCatfish

    Ever see Curb Your Enthusiasm? Go get pissed you Limey bastard. How's that for a personal attack?

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Do we really care?

    by StarQrtrs

    Does anyone really care of Rourke is in Iron Man 2 or not? It's not a make or break for this film at all so why such interest? Is it because he might win an academy award? Does that really have merit? I could be wrong but I seem to remember Haley Berry winning an Oscar before doing Catwoman... and well.. that's all we need to say about that. Just stop it Harry, we've heard enough about it and I really believe most of us don't give a rats ass.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    and I was responding to your complaint about complaints

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Let's stop reporting this now.

    by Larry of Arabia

    There is no news until something actually happens now.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    by BackRiverCatfish

    Oh, you English are *so* superior, aren't you? Well, would you like to know what you'd be without us, the good ol' U.S. of A. to protect you? I'll tell you. The smallest fucking province in the Russian Empire, that's what!

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    In, Out, In, Out, In, Out, In, Out, In, Out, In, Out

    by br1947

    Quite literally screwing with the fans. I really could care less if Rourke is in it, but damn I want SLJ Nick Fury to look at the War Machine suit and say "When you absolutely, positively got to kill every mother fucker in the room... accept no substitute"

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    YES SENSEI!!!!!!!!

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Rourke ain't all that...

    by loafroaster

    ...seriously, one "comeback" movie (even though he never went away, doing shitfests like Stormbreaker, Domino, Spun and Get Carter) and all of a sudden he's the man. Either he commits, or he takes his stupid little dogs and fucks off, in all honestly who cares? There's a ton of better actors out there who'd kill to be in IM2.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Man bites dog!!!!

    by Outlaw

    So if we pretended that this past week of news never happened, THE EXPENDABLES and IRON MAN 2 are back where they started. Just keep with the rules of journalism Harry!

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    BackRiverCatfish, firstly i aint english.. but man

    by bongo123

    you are a dick and i love that whole redneck thank you got going there..."the good ol' U.S. of A." i can just picture you and your buddies shooting back weak ass lager from coke sized tins while listening to dolly parton thinking ye all are just the bees kneez.. yeah the brits just loved your protection back in the gulf war.. oops! sorry didnt realize you were a friendly, was too busy playing topgun in my head...

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST


    by dr sauch

    Very ah-grey-yes-eev.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST


    by cbebop007

    I'm starting to wonder why I come to this site anymore. Seems half of the (very few) stories posted the past two days were about mistakes or correcting said mistakes.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    All he wants is...

    by shaft478

    a new chihuahua

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    dr sauch

    by BYOBkenobi

    Oreo cookies.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Hey Mickey!

    by Archive

    Please do it. I understand that nobody wants to set the bar low when the brass ring is within grasp, and that this is a golden opportunity to give your agency one hell of a precident. At the same time, it would be really cool if you did this. It would make that movie that much better, and that much more beloved.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST


    by dr sauch


  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST


    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Who cares really<br> Whiplash is (and always was) a stupid villain for iron man

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Better actors

    by enderandrew

    I'm curious what "better actors" are BEGGING to be in a comic book movie where Marvell is low-balling people? Rourke isn't truly top notch (like Oldman, Norton, Deniro in his prime) but Rourke is a very good actor.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    bongo123, can you take a fucking joke?

    by BackRiverCatfish

    First off, where are you from? I'd like to know so it'd be easier to make fun of you. Secondly, my one post was from A Fish Called Wanda and was making fun of the ugly American sterotype you 'foreigners' love. PS, we call them cans, not tins.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    How many just want to piledrive Stephanie Abrams

    by dirtsandwich

    from The Weather Channel?

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Bring back Howard and lose Favreau...

    by Monkey_King

    Howard wasn't that bad, but Sam Jackson's horribly miscast Nick Fury was horrendous.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST


    by BackRiverCatfish

    You mean Terrence Howard the wife beater? He won't be missed.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    PLEASE meet Rourkes deal, its all about the actors

    by IndustryKiller!

    Getting the right actors for a comic flick is imperative to the quality of the film. Iron Man and Dark Knight worked because of the actors, Marvel needs to realize that.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Will Roarke be playing The Squid???

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Marvel'll at least save some money on makeup that way.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    We already know Harry's excuse by rote...

    by Sithtastic

    This site is not known for, nor does it deal in anything resembling "journalistic integrity". This btw, is not bad b/c Harry hasn't really promoted AICN like that. Hence the rumor mongering and back and forth from studios as flighty as Marvel. This kind of thing just comes with the territory.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Do Not Bring Howard Back

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Watching His Squeekiness swish around the screen was the low point in the movie<p> I just can't see Tony Stark hanging with a gelding

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Maybe they can get Chris Brown to play Rhodey...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    I hear he's looking for a new hit.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Chris Brown's last hit was Rhianna!

    by BackRiverCatfish

    I couldn't resist.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    What hell does the man want?

    by thedarklinglord

    After his performance in The Wrestler (and Sin City before that), I don't see why Marvel would want to dick him around and try to fucking lowball him. On the flip side, if he's being unreasonable and demanding shit that's totally out there...well, what the fuck? He JUST got his career back; is he really going to piss it away that quickly by being difficult? <br> <br> Maybe the smart thing for Rourke to do is take whatever deal Marvel is offering - provided the role has some meat to it, making it worth doing in the first place - and have that much more ammunition going into the NEXT movie deal, because unless they totally screw the pooch, set it on fire, piss on it, and then screw it again, you know Iron Man 2 is going to be another mega success. After The Wrestler (Oscar or not) and Iron Man 2, I'd think Rourke would be in prime position to negotiate deals that are a little more to his liking.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    BackRiverCatfish... im just trying to get a wind up going

    by bongo123

    im stoned, bored and fucking wide awake at 1am and to help with yer "sleggin" im from ireland, go on give it ur best shot.. you slag me, you slag half of you yanks great great granpappies

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    Opie might be a more believable tough guy than that other Howard.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST


    by alice 13

    aint it couldbe no maybe notyet possibly never perhaps news.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Christopher Judge

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Whould have been great as Jim Rhodes <br> And would ROCK as War Machine<p> The guys a good actor, unfortunatly in most peoples minds he's been typecast and has a vocabulary limited to *indeed*<p> That sucks

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    If we're getting Iron Man 2...cant we have BARB WIRE 2 as well?

    by mr sulu

    you said that the world dosnt need Barb Wire 2...but every night i hear people crying out for it. I would see it Pammy filmed her 'other' movie whilst filming BW so it has that special connection as well

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST

    I love the Irish! All you drunk motherfuckers!

    by BackRiverCatfish

    I'm part Scots-Irish, whatever the fuck that is. My favorite beer is Killian's Irish Red even though I know it's made in fucking Colorado. It's much more fun making fun of the English.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    BackRiverCatfish, that Scots-Irish part

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    is the part that leaves the stains in your underwear<p> And remember, brown stains to the back

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Just fire your "ahem" source

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    And get a new one. Better still kick his damn ass.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST


    by BackRiverCatfish

    I haven't seen Jumper yet, it's in my queue, it's good huh? I know I'm the only one on the planet who actually liked Daredevil!

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Rourke was born to play The Wrestler

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Should someone get an oscar for being themselves?

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST


    by BackRiverCatfish

    Thanks ass!

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    now your making me feel bad ffs lol

    by bongo123

    anyways enough of this tomfoolery, im stoned and i think i can feel sleep finally kick in, least u didnt take it thick mate lol

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    bongo123 you magnificent bastard!

    by BackRiverCatfish

    It was fun sparring with you!

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    aww crap

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    now I want to hear that scotsman song.<p> *I don't know where you been lad, but I see you won first prize*

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Fart in a windstorm...

    by Pennsy

    That's what these fuckers are doing, flip-flopping on whether or not they're going to make this movie or that. Make up your f'in mind, Mick and stick to it.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Rourke set to tour with Joaquin Phoenix

    by Blanket-Man

    The Mick's quitting acting (again) to become Phoenix's boom box... after he films Iron Man 2. Wait, Rourke's still negotiating with Casey Affleck. And brother Ben says Rourke will be Frog Man in Daredevil 2.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    does any one care if rourke is in or not?

    by Mr_X

    i don't. there are other quality actors out there. rourkes riding a come back trail, but who gives a fuck really. iron man isnt about stunt casting or it shouldnt be.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Why does winning an Oscar

    by Phil Connors

    give an actor leverage during negotiations? It may used to be that way, but not now (i.e. Halle Berry, Cuba Gooding, Renee Zellweger, Nicole Kidman) In fact, winning it may be a jinx.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    re: does any one care if rourke is in or not?

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    not I<p> I'd prefer a good story over stunt casting<br> And what little thats been released about IM2 doesn't sound promising (to me)<p> It's on the same level as giant robot spiders and polar bears superman.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Rourke and Downey Jr meet up with Andy Dick...

    by Heckles

    and go a 3 day coke bender while filming.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 8:02 p.m. CST



    am i the only one who thinks hes too old? just do him in CG

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    I want Mickey Rourke - Dear Marvel

    by hallmitchell

    If you want fanboys all over the world with their fists in the air yelling out YES! Sign Mickey. Mickey is positive for this film. Everyone knows it. You know it. Sign Mickey. P.s. I am not Mickey's agent.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Spam Jackson

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    the guy is like spam, he's everywhere and in everything<br> And like someone said in this or another thread he's the same damn character<p> Enough already

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • Feb. 19, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Does winning an oscar or...

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    being in a Tarantino movie mean that the audience is culturally obligated to seeing your mug in half the productions for the next X amt of years?

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 8:26 p.m. CST

    WTF Harry!!!!!!!!

    by Marko Ramius

    Notify me about this sequel when it is finished it's casting process.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Ultimate Universe Fury

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    The Ultimate Universe was a fad<br> I think this month is the final issue of Ultimate Fantastic Four<br> Folks are figuring out that they liked these stories the way they were told the first time<p> Esp after the rodgering that ellis gave the galactus arc

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST

    I love TB's

    by Coolhand_luke

    you nerdburgers..

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    The Incredible Hulk was better.

    by Shermdawg

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    In the case of Arnie and Mickey


    You have to realize that even people like Stallone and Favreau don't know if this is or isn't happening day to day. I know and can contact either of those two guys any time I like. NOW - will they go ON THE RECORD, not on an on-going deal. With Arnold it is a very complicated political thing for him at this juncture to PUBLICLY announce any acting gig. Look at what he's dealing with in California? It's huge, real-life issues vs a really cool cameo. He has to stay flexible, and not look like he's blowing off the problems of California for the sake of a role in a violent movie. Knowing what I know, I'd put significant funds on him being in the movie. Two days ago it was so solid that a MAJOR PARTICIPANT contacted me to say it was a done deal. Then things happened. Do I know what happened? Yes. Can I report on those things? No. But I do know ALL THE FACTS on the matter. But I'm bound to my source to not spill them. THAT IS Journalistic Ethics. Did I know printing the second story would look bad for me? Yes, but that's what one has to do when a source is feeding you the day to day reality of a very tricky situation. <BR><BR>The Mickey Rourke situation is entirely different. In two days, he has been quoted at other locations as saying different things. We're simply reporting on that, and interpreting those comments to you. From what I've heard - this situation should be cleared up in the next week or two. That could mean casting a different talent, that could mean Mickey signing aboard. We just have to be patient now.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    rourke and jeh

    by bacci40

    i fucking hate most of hollywood...but i love that those two guys are so in demand now

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Just pay the man his fee he will deliver marvel ffs

    by Broseph

    Rourke is an amazing actor and deserves to paid his fee it would be a sound investment

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    Hey, I liked Jumper too!

    by ganymede3010

    I was expecting Jumper to be extremely awful based on the reviews. Rented the DVD, and was thoroughly entertained.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    Avatar poster released!

    by dirtsandwich

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    AHAHAHAHA, Nice Avatar Poster!

    by ganymede3010

    That's hilarious.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    What's with all the Mickey Rourke love?

    by Executor

    I mean, the Wrestler was a pretty good movie. Tailor-made to Rourke's strengths (his physique and busted-up-fucking-grill). But if everyone loved him so much, where were you the rest of his life? Where were you when he needed you? Bunch of bandwagon-jumpers. <p>Talk about backing a horse late in the're putting money on this one when he's on his way to the glue factory.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    "...and I want my scalps!"

    by Pabodie

    rotten tomatoes has the Basterds trailer. it is sweet. jewsploitation time, bubula.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Look at Harry try to cover his ass!

    by themasterofnonsense

    Face it, you jumped the gun and now your fat, crippled foot is lodged firmly in your mouth. Get back behind your convention booth fatboy, your no journalist.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Oh, and your good buddys with Sly and Bruce?

    by themasterofnonsense

    Big deal! I'm a 175LB picture of health with 2 fully functional legs. Jealous much?

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST


    by blindambition238

    And he sure looks excited to get to that KISS concert too, judging by his FACEPAINT? <p> <p> Fox continues to impress...

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Also Deadpool is apparently (spoiler)

    by blindambition238

    (spoiler)....Weapon XI. Looks like that martial artist they hired and is listed on the cast list for that role is just action double for Reynolds/ red herring.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    A man can only dream....

    by onemanarmy

    If the knuckle dragging population of America made as big a deal about corporate sponsored news as you ball groping, pee pee dancing, "omg stop reporting the news if people keep changing their minds day by day" cry babies are about AICN's updates....the U S of A would be a wonderful place to live. You know, because no one would watch the fuckin news anymore. That or they'd give up on the confusing reality of things changing day by day. Stop getting your panties in a wad and let the man do his job. Hell, I praise him for at least attempting at keeping us updated as opposed to nothing at all. Show some fucking gratitude you selfish bell ends.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Told you it was LIES!

    by RowdyRoddyStriper

    Nothing is as it seems in Hollywood. I knew all along it was bullshit ego nonsense trying to posture.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Ain't It Cool Speculations

    by Ditch Brodie

    Let me know when there's NEWS.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST


    by Green Arrow

    This is America. There is no such thing as Journalistic Ethics anymore.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST


    by Amy Chasing

  • My eyes ! My eyes ! EGAD !

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 12:54 a.m. CST

    so this is what..the 5th retraction of a story by you guys in 3

    by SomaShine

    lol..what a fucking joke this has become..

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    no retraction


    The story changed. And the Mickey Rourke was the reporting of another site's quote, and this one is of a TV interview. Both things happened. The only person contradicting themselves is seemingly Mickey Rourke

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 1:26 a.m. CST


    by 420 Boylston St

    for God sake don't do it! IRON MAN is going to suck, Marvel is micro-managing this thing. I say if you want to be in a franchise ask Darren Aronofsky to be the new ROBOCOP. I have high hopes for this film and this director made you look so good. Mickey please go for ROBOCOP!

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST

    really don't care

    by happybunni

    this is getting silly. and it was silly to post in the firt place. hardly news. definitely not cool news. just look at the website name when deciding something to post guys... ask yourself if it's cool news. if the answer is no, then don't post it. this question should be asked especially before scriptgirl posts are made.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Rourke should have been the one to play...

    by Zeotron

    Sabretooth. Imagine...that shit would have been fucking badass!

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Rourke is holding out for a Wrestlemania appearance

    by Sick Fixx

    What's really going on is that Mickey Rourke has gone back and forth about making either an appearance or 'wrestling' at Wrestlemania this year to further promote The Wrestler. Thing is, Hollywood is extremely narrow minded when it comes to wrestling, as they still can't get beyond the 'fake' argument, when in reality, it's no more faker than Hollywood itself, choreography, scripts, costuming, theme music, etc. Rourke is worried that if he openly announces his participation in Wrestlemania this close to the Academy Awards, that they will deny him the Oscar. So, he is pandering them to get this one last shot at glory. After he bags that statue, it's on to Wrestlemania in a CHOREOGRAPHED, SCRIPTED match with Chris Jericho if all goes according to plan. Iron Man 2 could factor into his decision to not do Wrestlemania as well, but it's not just Mickey being fickle here. Harry left out a good deal of this story, which I've been following on one of the wrestling news sites for the past few weeks.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 1:55 a.m. CST

    come on Marvel pay him goddamn cheap bastards!

    by chien_sale

    what is wrong with yooooooouuuuuuuuuuuu!

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 2:06 a.m. CST

    Whatever movie he's in...

    by DC Films

    ...I wanna see it!

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST


    by Ray Gamma

    I just heard it's definitely happening now. You heard it here first.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Still waiting...

    by DarthMango

    Any chance for a Harley Davidson and the Marlboroman 2?

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 2:41 a.m. CST

    Seriously, who cares about this...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...when A V A T A R hits theatres December 17th.<p>nobody

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 3:57 a.m. CST

    Daniel Day Lewis in Expendables!

    by Prossor

    BREAKING NEWS! strait off da wires

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 4 a.m. CST

    Update: It's looking like DDL may not be afterall

    by Prossor

    But he might actually be in Inglorious Fuckhairs.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 6:34 a.m. CST

    The Only Place Rourke Doesn't Flip-Flop is the Bar.

    by BobWinters5

    Only a matter of time, really. One decent performance in an over-hyped film does not make a career resurgence.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Rourke not a top-tier actor?

    by criticalbliss

    You put ED NORTON over Rourke?! Are you kidding me? You, sir, are an idiot.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST


    by criticalbliss

    You'll say that Daniel Day Lewis is an "okay" actor. Lord.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST

    I for one don't wanna see see...

    by DC Films

    ...Ed Norton over Rourke!

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Not journalism

    by MonkeyBoy88

    This a rumor site... It's not the bastion of journalism. Harry and Co. can only report what is given to them and if Rouke contradicts himself... then that's not the fault of the reporter other than to catch him on the contradicition and ask him why he said something else.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST


    by DC Films

    Thanks for making that crystal clear =/

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 9:29 a.m. CST

    eff it just get...

    by Superzerotwo

    DOLPH MUTHAFUCKIN LUNDGREN...guy's showin up in Expendables and if anyone needs a comeback it's him.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Fucking hell, mate. Pretty lame reporting here of late

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter


  • Feb. 20, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Does it really matter?

    by Six Demon Bag

    me seeing this movie are not hanging on by the hopes if Rourke is the villian..marvel and rourke are dicking sround until Monday morning.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    Sorry're right

    by SomaShine

    This site never (ahem) retracts its complete lack of coherent reporting. (ahem)...maybe (ahme) take a look at your talkback here.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    ",on sunday, on monday"

    by ArcadianDS


  • Feb. 20, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Guys! Quint just told me we're getting an EDIT FEATURE!!!!

    by ArcadianDS

    oh wait - Harry now says we're not.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    "journalistic ethics"? holy....

    by ArcadianDS

    dude last week you were telling us that Shane Hurlbut's resume wasn't all that great, so clearly, Christian Bale was in the right.<p> Where's the ethics there? You trashed a guys whole (and very deep) career in a frenzy of fame chasing ethics free blathering.<p> and the ethical thing to do would be to post a public apology to Mr. Hurlbut - but no, you're not that classy. or ethical.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Im In Iron Man & Expendables! Or Maybe I'm Not!!!

    by SomaShine

    same fucking difference

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST



    HISTORY IS ABOUT TO BE MADE. We shall squash the Lost Fluffers and prove once more if you CONQUER LIFE, YOU SHALL CONQUER DEATH!!

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST

    They locked the Baleback!!!!!!

    by DaBUU

    Fuck any of the brothers in here???? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST



  • Feb. 20, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    I saw some...

    by Rommel Catuncan

    over that hill over there...they're lying on the ground covering their eyes...they're crying and moaning. Their clothes are burnt. Some guys have set up search parties...they're headed towards the mountains...where they saw that flash of light...Gather who you can and meet me at the abandoned gas station at 0600. Hurry!

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    I thought this wasn't a rumor site?

    by Series7

    Also who gives a fuck about Iron man 2? One was fine, but seriously its kind of like Hellboy 2. No one really gave a shit about it and then POOP it just popped out and it was amazing. Maybe if we don't pay attention to it Ironman 2 will be amazing rather then blah like the first one.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 12:46 a.m. CST

    "Like a duck mating"

    by Immortal_Fish

    On of my favorite lines ever, from Remo Williams.

  • Feb. 22, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    I still want to see...

    by REDD

    a movie where Sam runs a BBQ joint: "Yes, those cows deserved to die and I hope they burn on the grill!"