Mickey Rourke in Iron Man 2

Below is one of the first looks at Mickey Rourke portraying Whiplash, the villain in the new Iron Man 2 movie. The movie it set for release May 7th, 2010.

The first Iron Man movie was everything you wanted in a popcorn, superhero, action flick. Hopefully the Iron Man 2 is no different.

Mickey Rourke as Whiplash.  We are assuming the tattoos are his.

Mick Rourke as Whiplash. We are assuming the tattoos and the facial prosthetics are his.

Land of Punt has always believed Philip Andre Rourke, Jr. to be a fine actor. However, we recently learned “The Wrestler” star has made so “interesting” career choices. Below is a list of roles Rourke has turned down. Imagine how different his career and how different the history of movies would have been had he said yes to these roles.

Eliot Ness in The Untouchables
Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop
Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs
Johnny Ringo in Tombstone
Tom Cruise’s role in Rain Man
Nick Nolte’s part in 48 Hrs.
Christopher Lambert’s part in Highlander
Bruce Willis’ part in Pulp Fiction

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