Robert Downey Jr. Stumps for Mickey Rourke in Iron Man 2

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Will Mickey Rourke really star opposite Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 2?

Extra asked that question to the man that portrays Tony Stark during the Annual Oscar Nominee Luncheon. At the event, Downey wasn't shy in campaigning for his fellow nominee to play the villain in the Jon Favreau-directed sequel.

"I know that we've been talking about it a bunch," Downey said. "As long as we can make it a really great role, then I would urge him to continue considering it. We'd love to have him and we'll see how it goes."

Iron Man 2 is scheduled to begin filming this April in Los Angeles.

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Iron Man 2 Quotes

Ivan Vanko: [watching Stark on TV] You come from a family of thieves, and butchers. And like all guilty men, you try to rewrite your history, to forget all the lives the Stark family has destroyed.
[later, he works on a machine]
Ivan Vanko: There will be blood in the water, and the sharks will come...

Tony Stark: [about to jump out of a plane] Okay, give me a smooch for good luck, I might not make it back!
[Instead, Pepper kisses the "lips" of Stark's helmet and throws it out of the plane]
Pepper Potts: Go get 'em, boss!
Tony Stark: [diving after the helmet] You complete me!

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