Mickey Rourke not doing Iron Man 2

Back in January, news broke that Mickey Rourke would be playing the Crimson Dynamo in Iron Man 2. Big news. Huge news. But in what is rapidly becoming a negative trend for Marvel and its actors, that may no longer be the case. Rourke spoke with the NY Magazine about his expected Oscar win for The Wrestler and also mentioned his potential role in Iron Man 2. It wasn't good news. In short, Rourke bluntly stated "right now, we're not doing Iron Man 2." Now early ideas would lead one to believe that he won't be doing the film because Marvel doesn't want to pay him. And this could very well be the case. When Rourke's involvement was rumored it was back before he became this year's Oscar darling. So I'm sure they thought they could get him on the cheap. But now that his star has risen, you'd have to expect that he wants more money but Marvel won't pay it. Rourke talks Iron Man 2