Mickey Rourke Hates on Iron Man 2 and Says a Certain Director Doesn’t Have Any Balls

Mickey Rourke has been busy promoting his new movie, Immortals, and he’s also busy ripping on Iron Man 2. He mentioned before that he wasn’t happy with how Iron Man 2 turned out, because his character became very one dimensional, leaving the multi-layered character of Whiplash on the cutting room floor. MTV talks with Rourke and he doesn’t have anything nice to say about the movie again.

“If they let you play the bad guy with other dimensions other than one dimensional,” Rourke told MTV of playing a villain. “You have to fight for that though, to bring layers to the character. Otherwise, if you’re working for the wrong studio or let’s say a director that doesn’t have any balls, then they’re just gonna want it to be the evil bad guy.”

He doesn’t say Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau’s name, but it’s heavily implied.

“So, if you’re working with some good studio guys that got brains and you’re working with a director with a set of nuts that’ll let you incorporate that then it’s fun,” he added, finishing with a zinger: “Otherwise, you end up with what happened on ‘Iron Man.'”

Yeah, looks like he’s referring to Jon Favreau and Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feidge.

“Tarsem was great. He’s really smart, innovative,” he said. “He had little things that were all ‘Oh wow.’ And that’s what it’s all about to have somebody working with you that can kind of take your performance further than you maybe think you can or whatever. And he was so enthusiastic that it rubs off on the crew, it rubs off on the other actors. So it’s a collaborative, supportive kind of thing, instead of a laborious technical twelve hours. You get through the day and you look forward to going to work the next day, sometimes.”

Source: MTV Splash Page

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