Robert Downey Jr. hints Rourke in, Cruise out for Iron Man 2

“Iron Man 2″ to star Mickey Rourke?

Maybe says Robert Downey Jr. – who addressed the rumors that fellow Oscar nominee, Mickey Rourke, was set to star in the sequel to his smash hit.

During the Annual Oscar Nominee Luncheon, Downey said, “I know that we’ve been talking about it a bunch…As long as we can make it a really great role, then I would urge him to continue considering it. We’d love to have him and we’ll see how it goes.” 

As for the reports that a sequel will be made based around Tom Cruise’s over-the-top character in “Tropic Thunder”, Downey Jr. welcomes the idea but expresses his apprehension.

He comments, “I’m all for it but here’s the thing. We managed to make that movie much more entertaining than it was offensive. And so to then continue that ridiculousness, I have a feeling we’d probably still make some money, but it probably still wouldn’t be as good.”

“Extra’s” interview with Robert Downey Jr. airs tonight.

 

 

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