Iron Man 2 Casting News

Mickey Rourke (SIN CITY) and Sam Rockwell (GALAXY QUEST, CHARLIE’S ANGELS) are being considered for roles in the sequel to last summer’s blockbuster superhero hit, IRON MAN. Jon Favreau will again direct Robert Downey Jr. in the title role, with Gwyneth Paltrow also reprising her role from the original and with Don Cheadle stepping in for Terrence Howard.

Production is slated to begin in Manhattan Beach, California, this spring, in preparation for a May 7, 2010 release.

From Hollywood Reporter:

Marvel has been keeping a very tight lid on the script for the sequel, being written by Justin Theroux, but it is known that Rourke would play a tattooed Russian heavy named Ivan who becomes Whiplash, a man with deadly, technologically enhanced coils.

Rockwell would play Justin Hammer, a multibillionaire businessman and a rival of industrialist Anthony Stark, AKA Iron Man, being played by a returning Robert Downey Jr.

Another part — one for Stark’s assistant Natasha — is still open.

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Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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