Thursday, March 12, 2009
I have nothing but love for "Iron Man," which came in second only to "The Dark Knight" on my list of movie favorites last year. So it is with love that I observe that the "Iron Man" franchise seems to be a home for rehabilitated actors. That said, I'm kind of excited to see Mickey cast in the movie and I look forward to see what he brings to the role. ~From Hollywood.com Although reports say Marvel would not confirm Rourke's involvement yesterday, it is said that he'll play Whiplash, a character that includes elements from that comic book villain and Crimson Dynamo, another Russian baddie. Scarlett Johansson has also signed on to play Black Widow, a Soviet spy that has appeared all over Marvel Comics as an ally and sometimes nemesis to Spiderman, Daredevil and Iron Man. I'm not sure how Black Widow will be portrayed in the new "Iron Man," but the casting of Johansson suggests a femme fatale angle. I'm just happy to see another "Iron Man" being made. Here's hoping it's a good as the first one.