Mickey Rourke in talks to play Russian villain in Iron Man 2

January 8th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): American actor Mickey Rourke is in talks to star as a heavily tattooed Russian villain in Iron Man 2.

The Wrestler star is in discussions to play the Crimson Dynamo, a Russian arms dealer, whos considered to be an evil version of Iron Man because he battles the superhero in a nuclear-powered suit of armor, reports Variety.

The Marvel Entertainment sequel would be directed by Jon Favreau. The shooting will begin this spring.

Meanwhile, Rourke has been nominated for the best actor category at Hollywoods leading Spirit Awards for his comeback performance in the upcoming movie The Wrestler.

The 59-year-old actor played Randy “Ram” Robinson, a professional wrestler from the 1980s, who is drawn to the prospect of a rematch with his old wrestling nemesis even though the fight may cost him his life. (ANI)

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