Mickey Rourke has been doing the press rounds these past few days to promote the release of his latest movie, Immortals, but ComingSoon took the opportunity to ask The Wrestler star about his thoughts on Sin City 2 – and specifically the news from Frank Miller that his and Robert Rodriguez’s screenplay for the upcoming sequel includes the Sin City yarn, Just Another Saturday Night, which features the characters of Marv (Rourke), Nancy (Jessica Alba) and Hartigan (Bruce Willis).
“It depends on how bad they want me. You feel me?” said Rourke, who went on to explain his discomfort over the amount of make-up and prosthetics required for the part: “I’m claustrophobic, so the the hours of makeup – You have to keep it on for about 13 or 14 hours a day. It’s latex and glue and that stuff that gets my eyes all red… I remember I picked up some chick at a bar in Texas one night and invited her to the set to have lunch at the lunch break. I couldn’t take the s–t off. F–k it, I never saw her again!”
Meanwhile, in a separate interview with SuperHeroHype, Rourke had some harsh words for Marvel Studios about his time working on Iron Man 2, where he starred as the film’s primary bad guy, Whiplash. “I try to find the moments where [the villian is] not that cliched, evil bad guy and it’s a big fight. I had it on ‘Iron Man‘ and they won. It was going to work for Marvel and them breaking Jon Favreau’s balls and wanting just a one-dimensional villain. The performance and all the things that I tried to bring to it end up on the f–ing floor. That can cause you not to care as much. To not to want to put that effort in to try and make it an intelligent bad guy or a bad guy who is justified in what his reasons are.”
Directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell), Immortals opens on November 11th and sees Rourke starring alongside Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), Stephen Dorff (Blade), Freida Pinto (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans), Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) and Kellan Lutz (Twilight). Rourke, who recently passed on the opportunity to return for The Expendables 2 in favour of Seven Psychopaths, will next be seen in The Courier and is currently busy filming Java Heat with his Immortals co-star Kellan Lutz.