Mickey Rourke has been in demand following news that his character Marvin has been written in to appear in the next instalment of the 'Sin City' films, leading many to assume it will be the 59 year-old resurrecting the role.
However, in discussion with Coming Soon.com, Rourke had harsh words for a previous comic book film that he'd starred in, laying into Marvel for turning his 'Iron Man 2' villain 'Whiplash' - who he portrayed - into a character that he felt was "one-dimensional". The Hollywood star said, "I try to find the moments where [the villain is] not that cliched, evil bad guy and it's a big fight," he explained. "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." Angered, Rourke continued, "The performance and all the things that I tried to bring to it end up on the f*cking 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."
Harsh words indeed, yet the actor is speaking from a position of power again these days, with roles in 'Sin City' and 'The Wrestler' in recent years re-establishing him as one of Hollywood's most popular actors. And of his return to Sin City? "It depends on how bad they want me. You feel me?"