By now, it’s become a little tiresome to report Iron Man 2
rumors, but Nikki Finke says that the long-expected deals are done
(if not announced yet) for Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson to join the cast of the psycho-hyped sequel.
Johansson will play Black Widow, which we parsed here. (She replaced Emily Blunt, who dropped out because of other commitments.) Signed to play a villain, Rourke seemed like a sure thing, other than some salary issues that were apparently worked out in his favor.
Once again directed by Jon Favreau, Iron Man 2 is expected to open May 7, 2010.
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