Mickey Rourke: Marvel Ruined Iron Man 2

Did you enjoy Iron Man 2? If so, you’re probably not Mickey Rourke.

Speaking to Coming Soon, the 59-year-old actor laid into Iron Man creator Marvel, accusing the company of pushing Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau to include “a one-dimensional villain.” Full Rourke rant ahead:

“I try to find the moments where [the villain is] not that cliched, evil bad guy and it’s a big fight. I had it on ‘Iron Man’ and they won. It was going to work for Marvel and them breaking [Jon] Favreau’s balls and wanting just a one-dimensional villain. The performance and all the things that I tried to bring to it end up on the f—ing floor. That can cause you not to care as much. To not to want to put that effort in to try and make it an intelligent bad guy or a bad guy who is justified in what his reasons are.”

Does he have a point, People Who Have Seen Iron Man 2? (I’m yet to see the film.)

In other Rourke news, the actor is still uncertain about whether he’ll return for Sin City 2. News emerged last week that the follow-up to 2005’s Sin City has been written and includes the character of Marv, whom Rourke played in the first film. Will he be retaining the role? Well, it would help if there was less make-up involved …

“It depends. It depends on how bad they want me. You feel me? I did [like the character], but I’m claustrophobic, so the the hours of makeup — You have to keep it on for about 13 or 14 hours a day. It’s latex and glue and that stuff that gets my eyes all red…”

For me, Rourke’s involvement seems sort of vital. How about you, reader?

[Via Coming Soon]