After lengthy negotiations over some hundreds of thousands of dollars (rich people have it tough these days too you know), Mickey Rourke has finally been signed on to play the Russian villain Whiplash in the upcoming Iron Man sequel. Iwatchstuff reports:
Rourke, who had reportedly been in negotiations for months following Marvel low-balling him with a $250,000 offer, will take on the part of the Russian villain Whiplash, while Johannson will be replacing a previously-engaged Emily Blunt as Soviet spy Black Widow.
I hope Rourke knows Johansson is married otherwise it’s going to be awkward on set when he goes around trying to bang her. And I could’ve posted pics of Rourke but what’s the point?