World's Greatest Dad.It was rumored some time ago that Mickey Rourke would portray Conan's dad in Marcus Nispel's upcoming Conan remake. The dealmaking fell through at the time but the producers likely sweetened the pot by offering a bag of sweetened pot (it's like kettle corn for your lungs). Now Rourke is close to signing on. As reported before Conan stars Fake Lenny Kravitz (with Leo Howard playing Lil' Conan) as he goes on a quest to avenge the slaughter of his people.This casting makes perfect sense. If Rourke were to have a child, there's no way that kid wouldn't grow up to have dreadlocks and a sword collection. (THR)
Mickey Rourke plays a down on his luck trumpet player in his upcoming film Passion Play. Megan Fox plays a circus freak with wings on her back who helps Rourke's character find redemption. They're definitely an interesting pair to cast against one another and the veteran actor has only high praise for his co-star."I think the pleasant surprise was this girl who’s a world-class beauty turned out to be probably the best young actress I’ve ever worked with. At 23, I couldn’t do half of what she’s doing."Really, Mickey? You sure you're just not saying that because of her boobs and stuff?? Look, she's a really pretty girl. We get that. But this is what they do, man. This is what they do!! One minute you're complimenting her and telling her she's better than Evan Rachel Wood and Scarlett Johanssen and Keira Knightley, but then all of a sudden you're helping her move out of her apartment. Don't do it, man. It'll be you and Shia lugging her TV up six flights of stairs while that dude from 90210 plays grab-ass with her. I've seen it dozens of times. (EW)
OMG! OMG! OMG! (Heavy breathing) The… Iron… Man… 2… Trailer… Ngah… Ngah… Ngah… Is here! It's got Tony Stark, Nick Fury, Mickey Rourke playing a Russian named Heatrash, wait no, WHIPLASH, and War Machine with Don Cheadle inside of it! Iron Man 2 hits theaters May 7th, 2010. Watch the trailer after the jump while I expel the thick mucus building up in my lungs!
YouTuber jkpyle posted this impressive mashup trailer, which runs Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler through the grindhouse. What comes out is as bloody and chills-inducing as Randy "The Ram" Robinson's hand after he caught it in the deli slicer.
Sylvester Stallone's throwback to gritty, non-CGI action, The Expendables, just premiered its trailer. In it you see ample amounts of gunfire, explosions, waterboarding, and dissing of the Chinese guy.
By now we've all seen the official pictures of Mickey Rourke dressed as Whiplash at the racetrack in Iron Man 2. You know, the one's where he looks like a Steampunk Harvey Keitel? Well, it's believed that those are images of Whiplash in his prototype Mark I suit. Fans have been abuzz about what the Russian baddie will look like in his final armor ever since. Now the upcoming Marvel comic series IRON MAN VS. WHIPLASH may have revealed what Rourke's look will be when he squares off against Tony Stark and War Machine in the final act of the film. Here's the image from the book:Not bad. If this truly is the film's final armor, he's gone from looking like a He-Man villain to a Thundercats villain. Upgrade. (/Film)More morning news that will whip yo' ass…Kick-Ass teams up with Lionsgate. (Latino Review)James McAvoy is also With Cancer. (Empire)Nobody wants to make out with Megan Fox. (The Playlist)Clip from The Final Destination promises a grotesque death. (Dread Central)Bobcat Goldthwait works the Kinks out. (First Showing)Jon Hamm submerged on video. (NY Mag)
While talking with HitFix, Nicolas Cage eschewed the rumors that he hired a Voodoo Priestess to remove a curse from the set of Sorcerer's Apprentice. Of course he didn't hire a voodoo woman to remove a curse from his set. He hired her because she has the best weed.Check out these other morning headlines… Just because Tony Kaye wants to direct Mickey Rourke's script doesn't mean that Tony Kaye will get to direct Mickey Rourke's script. (The Playlist)Ed Helms really yanked his tooth for The Hangover. (Cinema Blend)JJ Abrams set to produce Mission: Impossible 4: The Impossible Mission. (/Film)Todd McFarlane is delusional. (MTV)Hilarious book Ghosts/Aliens to be adapted into kinda-alright Comedy Central series. (Dread Central)England loves our poop. (io9)NEW District 9 trailer. (Pajiba)
Above is the first official look at Mickey Rourke as baddie "Whiplash" in Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2: Our Secrecy Has Become Self-Parody. Originally, the character of Whiplash was female, but has since been reënvisioned as a dude whose real name is "Marc Scarlotti" within Marvel's Ultimate line of titles. Here's a pic:On the downside, the Rourke version of Whiplash kinda looks like a pirate from the future. On the upside, the Marvel comics version of Whiplash looks like DC Comics' Bane character. And something tells me that the image of Rourke is pre-official costume. That "something" is the official Iron Man 2 Whiplash concept art, which you can see after the jump.