Perhaps one of the villains most remembered as regrettable in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, is the Russian Ivan Vanko played by Mickey Rourke. We all remember their passage through Iron Man 2 as one of the most regrettable drinks in the superhero trilogy. However, it seems that the same actor also has a certain resentment towards this character and his brief participation in the superheroic film universe of the house of ideas.
Rourke recently shared on his personal Instagram account what a fan they have become of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. The long-running television program focuses on the comings and goings of a police team of detectives, ready to solve cases in which the victims generally suffer harassment and abuse, or are the pawns of a crime much bigger than themselves. .
So far all great. Mickey Rourke praising the multiple seasons of one of the shows most addictive of today and the performances of the entire main cast. The strange thing happened when without any relationship or a previous context, the actor with more words, less words, assured that everything in the police program was great, not like those Marvel garbage. He put it like this:
“I respect the work of all of you actors, what you do is for real, not like all that Marvel shit”
When Mickey Rourke worked with Marvel, he was coming off a triumphant comeback in the industry. After being nominated for an Oscar – and almost winning it – for his role in The fighter From director Darren Aronofsky, the actor began to receive several juicy offers including one from Marvel. However, in the end his time in the superhero movies was a bitter pill, according to the repeated times in which he declared that much of his performance Iron Man 2 it was removed from the final cut.
Supposedly his role was very simple, but Rourke asked both the writers and Jon Favreau that his role had more dimensions and “colors”, so that Ivan Vanko was not just the typical Russian antagonist who wants to destroy the world. According to his stories, both the director and the writers agreed and allowed him to work with it, however, Marvel at the end of the day cut a large part of those scenes.
“You can play with the dimensions of the villain so that he is not just one-dimensional. But you have to fight for it, to layer the character. Otherwise, if you are working for the wrong studio, or say for a director without balls, then they just want the bad guy to be a bad boy, “Rourke said a few years ago.
He went on to explain that “if you’re working with nice guys in a studio who have brains and with a director who has the courage to allow himself to incorporate that, then it’s fun. Otherwise, you end up like what happened in Iron Man. “
Since then Mickey Rourke has never accepted a role in any other superhero movie, not for Marvel, or any other studios. Instead he has focused his career on some independent dramas and especially action films alongside other stars in the field, such as Sylvester Stallone. By the way it is already confirmed for the third installment of The Expendables. Find out here.
Luis Angel H Mora My letter from Hogwarts never arrived, so I focused my life on the cinema. I like writing, Harry Potter, Doctor Who and the parties I get to be an astrologer. John Williams and The Killers musicalize the drama of my life.