We previously reported that Mickey Rourke would not be in Iron Man 2, due to an insultingly low salary offer. Apparently, something changed his mind.
It was announced late yesterday afternoon, that the salary issue had been resolved, and Mickey Rourke will be playing the Russian villain.
My guess is that he finally realized being in this movie might lead to more Marvel movies, with bigger budgets, and bigger paychecks.
Also, rumor has it that Scarlett Johansson has officially been cast to replace Emily Blunt, as Black Widow. At this point, this is still speculation, and has not been confirmed by the studio, or Scarlett’s reps.