Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson confirmed for Iron Man 2?!?! Also a reboot for the Fantastic Four franchise?

March 12, 2009


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Today Variety is reporting that after initial failed attempts at securing the actor, that Mickey Rourke has signed on to play a villain in the upcoming Iron Man 2. It was rumored early that he would be playing Crimson Dynamo, but now it is looking to be actually Whiplash. I think that would make more sense as I don’t see them wanting to have two villains back to back that are both in giant armor suits. Next is the news of Scarlett Johansson playing the role of Natasha Romanoff a.k.a The Black Widow. All I can say is that she has the look of a female character in comic books, but can she pull off a Russian accent? Either way I say Marvel is continuing with the casting of quality actors for their roles. Also in the news as of late is the new rumor of Fox looking to reboot the Fantastic Four franchise. IESB.NET is reporting that:

The studio is reportedly looking to completely retool, recast and recrew the franchise. This means no Tim Story, no Ian, no Julian , no Chris, no Chiklis and no Jessica.

So if this is true, we may finally get a good Fantastic Four movie. Even though they were not good films, I feel that Chris Evans did a good job as Johnny Storm and would like to see him return. Of course that may be weird if he is the only returning cast member.

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