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Johansson and Rourke Both Confirmed for Iron Man 2

Published March 12, 2009 in Casting Update
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, eOnline
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After a lot of rumors and negotiations around Iron Man 2, it has now been confirmed that both Scarlett Johansson and Mickey Rourke have officially committed to roles.

Scarlett Johansson, Mickey Rourke Confirmed for Iron Man 2

According to EOnline, Scarlett Johansson will join the cast as Black Widow.

"Scarlett is thrilled to be a part of Iron Man," her rep, Marcel Pariseau, tells me.

Though what exact role Rourke was negotiating was a bit more up in the air, we're now being told that he will indeed play the villain Whiplash. Negotiations with the actor got held up a while back because Marvel Studios has quickly become the cheapest single entity in Hollywood. Surrounded by J-O-Os, that's a big claim, but it's likely true. Guess how much the studio supposedly offered Rourke the first time around?

A measly $250,000. Come on Marvel, this is an Academy Award nominee!

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