Mickey Rourke’s Manager Denies Reports That He Demanded ‘Iron Man 2’ Bird

  • A resource for Vulture said Mickey Rourke built a few requires before agreeing to “Iron Guy 2.”
  • The demands were that his character would have a Russian accent, a “samurai bun,” and a chook on his shoulder.
  • Rourke’s supervisor advised Insider that this was “simply just not accurate.”

Mickey Rourke’s manager instructed Insider that the “Iron Male 2” star did not make the demands that he wished a “samurai bun,” a Russian accent, and a fowl of his shoulder for the motion picture.

For a deep dive powering-the-scenes tale released by Vulture on Thursday, an unnamed resource spoke to the publication about how Rourke bought concerned to enjoy the villain Whiplash in the 2010 movie. The resource mentioned that Rourke confirmed up at a assembly with Kevin Feige, the primary producer of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Jon Favreau, the director of the motion picture, at Beverly Hills 4 Seasons Resort to lay out his calls for ahead of examining the script.

“I will do it,” the resource recalled Rourke declaring. “But I have to have my hair in a samurai bun. I have to communicate in a Russian accent. And I have to have a chicken on my shoulder.” 

Individuals who have found “Iron Male 2” know that these a few alleged “demands” were being satisfied and Rourke’s character has considering the fact that been remembered for his obsession with his chook. Nonetheless, Rourke’s manager Kimberly Hines denied that these needs arrived from Rourke in an e-mail to Insider.

“Basically not accurate,” she stated.

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Whiplash (Rourke) and his pet chicken.

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Vulture’s unnamed resource also reported that Ike Perlmutter, the previous CEO of Marvel Entertainment, declined Rourke’s salary calls for, which meant “Iron Person 2” direct Robert Downey Jr. shared a part of his $10 million income to enable meet up with Rourke’s request. The supervisor also denied that this took place. 

Although “Iron Guy 2” acquired combined testimonials, it still did very well at the box business with, grossing above $623 million globally to date. Rourke has formerly been crucial of Marvel Studios after the film came out.

In 2021, he ended an Instagram post praising “Legislation and Purchase: Specific Victims Unit” indicating: “Regard to all of you, the function that you all do is real performing, not like that crap that all on Marvel shit.”

Through an job interview with Crave On-line (by way of Display Rant) in 2011, Rourke claimed that he fought to bring layers to his villain so that he wasn’t a “one particular-dimensional bad dude” but Marvel failed to want that and minimize most of his effectiveness.

“If they want to make senseless comic e book flicks, then I really don’t want to be a part of that,” he reported. “You know, I did not work for three months on the accent and all the changes and go to Russia just so I could close up on the flooring.”