Rourke & Rockwell In “Iron Man 2”

Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell are in talks with Paramount Pictures to play the roles of two villains in the Iron Man sequel reports the trades.

Rourke, currently undergoing a resurgence thanks to critical acclaim for his “The Wrestler” performance, would play the Crimson Dynamo. The character is a heavily tattooed Russian arms dealer who battles the superhero in a nuclear-powered suit of armor that can control electricity.

In the comics the character is tricked into defecting to the US and went to work for Stark, forcing the Soviets to send KGB assassin Black Widow after him. What’s interesting here is that the Black Widow character has also been rumored to appear in the sequel.

Meanwhile though it’s not confirmed, Rockwell is tipped to be playing Justin Hammer, a multibillionaire British businessman and a rival of industrialist Tony Stark.

The script is still being written by Justin Theroux so details are still open to change.